More Park Facilities Reopen During May 2013
Watch Hill and Sailors Haven marinas open May 10. Limited ferry service from Sayville to Sailors Haven resumes May 13 and ferries from Patchogue to Watch Hill start on May 18. Remaining park facilities to reopen by May 25, 2013. More »
A Virtual Tour of the Sunken Forest
The Sunken Forest surprises many visitors, who don't expect to find such a well developed forest just a few hundred yards from Fire Island's sandy beaches and pounding surf. On a hot summer day, the shady, cool forest is a welcome relief from the glaring sun and burning sand of the beach. Sitting on a bench on the forest's nature trail and listening to bird song, the light rustle of wind through leaves and the distant sound of ocean waves is one of Fire Island's premiere experiences.
Did You Know?
Whales and other marine mammals live in the ocean south of Fire Island. Occasionally, they are can be spotted from shore, and rarely a dead whale will wash ashore. More...