For Your Safety: Always Stay On Boardwalks
Many of the park's paths and trails are marked by established boardwalks. By staying on these boardwalks, you can help protect native plants and animals, and help keep some of the native flora and fauna away from you.
By staying on boardwalks, you help protect the plants that hold the fragile dunes together. Never walk on the dunes.
When and where dogs are allowed, always keep your pet leashed. You are required to pick up your dog's waste and dispose of it properly.
After rain, some boardwalks may be slippery so watch your step.
Always wear shoes on the boardwalks to avoid splinters and cuts from nails.
Did You Know?
New York's state gem—the garnet—may be found among the sands that comprise Fire Island's beaches. Due to differences in size and weight of the grains of sand, you may sometimes see ribbons of garnet and magnatite among the white quartz, as the sand settles on the beach. More...