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Very Unique

I love walking through the Sunken Forest. It is a unique environment. It is usually vacant, Do... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
West Warwick, Rhode Island
The Sunken Forest

This is a beautiful green area on fire island between the bay and the ocean. It has a few trails... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
New York City, New York
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“ocean side” (4 reviews)
Fire Island, NY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love walking through the Sunken Forest. It is a unique environment. It is usually vacant, Do use insect repellent during the summer; the misoquitoes can be very bad in summer. You can walk from the beach on the ocean side of Fire Island to...More

Thank JJK456
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful green area on fire island between the bay and the ocean. It has a few trails you can take on your own or join a guided tour with ranger. It's peaceful and you can run into wildlife--deer, fox, squirrels and Mosquitos....More

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

A small hidden forest on Fire Island lets you experience something completely unforgettable. You take a ferry here from Sayville and that is where the adventure begins. Docking in Sailors Haven you can head to a visitors center which gives you plenty of information about...More

1  Thank Deadgrass
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The sunken forest is best approached via the hallways of always. We went on a sunny day, and immediately left our bodies behind to gambol with the local spirits there. The runes on the trees were somewhat difficult to decipher, but in the end, we...More

5  Thank drugmom666
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Located at Sailor's Haven this is a nice, short (about 1.5 miles) trail through several unique ecosystems. The entire trail has a very nicely maintained boardwalk. We did this hike on a hot August afternoon. There were TONS of mosquitoes. Wish we had been prepared...More

Thank MPJensen68
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Loved this quiet walk through the forest. The walk way was safe and well marked. Public showers and bathroom with snack bar and gift shop. We swam In the ocean. The beach was empty which was nice but no life guards if you need them.

1  Thank curran17
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Nice easy walk.The area was mostly shaded and had some great views. The walk from the boardwalk to beach was short but sand was ridiculously hot as expected on a 90 degree day .

Thank lucamryn
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A beautiful park that is easy to walk. All walking is done on boardwalk, so great for strollers and folks with some movement limitations. The setting is beautiful and the mix of beach, marsh and forest is unique. Be sure to take one of the...More

Thank purpletaffy
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Always a highlight of the summer, any walk through this beautiful forest is special. Please-- if you do this walk, do not litter. If you can bring something in to a national park, you can carry it back out.

Thank mahomama59
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Pros: Beautiful Quite Boardwalk throughout the whole Forest leading to the beach Beautiful beach Clean Guided tours Negatives: No food on site after exiting the forest boardwalk on the way to the beach

Thank Diovino
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Where is it located
16 August 2016|
Response from purpletaffy | Reviewed this property |
On Fire Island, New York.
How close can one get by car?
12 July 2016|
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Response from curran17 |
No cars on Island at all