Taking a ferry to Fire Island’s Forest
Sailors Haven, Fire Island Get directions
They call it the Sunken Forest, a wild sight of nature more than 300 years old at Sailors Haven, Fire Island, with contrasts around every bend of the 1.5-mile boardwalk: dry sandy dunes, wetland trees. A wide, sandy beach beckons swimmers and a concession stand provides sustenance. Get there via the Sayville Ferry. $13 roundtrip adults, $7.50 younger than 11; 631-589-0810, sayvilleferry.com.