Fire Island National Seashore

Fire Island, New York

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Venture eastalmost to the end of this thin 32-mile-long barrier islandto discover a small but still thriving salt marsh, once a flourishing part of the Atlantic coastline. Miles from the city and yet a breeze to reach by train, Fire Island shelters endangered animals like piping plovers, and provides intrepid visitors with family and group campsites near the only federal wilderness area in New York.
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by Ben Keene (Falcon Guides)

Venture eastalmost to the end of this thin 32-mile-long barrier islandto discover a small but still thriving salt marsh, once a flourishing part of the Atlantic coastline. Miles from the city and yet a breeze to reach by train, Fire Island shelters endangered animals like piping plovers, and provides intrepid visitors with family and group campsites near the only federal wilderness area in New York.

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Activity Type: Birding, Hiking
Nearby City: Fire Island
Distance: 1.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 45 min
Best Times: Mid-May to Oct
Local Contacts: Fire Island National Seashore
Local Maps: USGS Howells Point, NY. A detailed black-and-white map of the Watch Hill Nature Trail is available at the visitor center, as is a larger map of the entire national seashore.
Driving Directions: Directions to Fire Island National Seashore

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May 2018