• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

Star Gazing

The dark night skies on most parts of Fire Island provide an opportunity to view the stars as you might not be able to see them at home. Natural lightscapes, including dark night skies, are not only a resource unto themselves, but are an integral component of countless park experiences.

Occasional star gazing programs are offered at the Wilderness Visitor Center, Watch Hill, and at the Fire Island Lighthouse.

Search the Schedule of Events for currently scheduled stargazing programs and special Junior Ranger workshops.


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