Taking a ferry to Fire Island’s Forest

Linda Rosier

Sailors Haven, Fire Island Get directions

631-597-6183; nps.gov

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.


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