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Great day trip

Amazing sunken forest, with boardwalk running through the whole forest. About a half hour walk to go through and then you emerge on one of Fire Island National Seashore Beaches... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2012
Terry G
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West Babylon, New York
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West Babylon, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

Amazing sunken forest, with boardwalk running through the whole forest. About a half hour walk to go through and then you emerge on one of Fire Island National Seashore Beaches. A must see.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

This place is beautiful, and the boardwalk makes it easy to hike through. A very unique ecosystem! The beach that goes with it (ocean side) has good facilities. I don't know what Superstorm Sandy did to it -- nothing I hope!

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freeport NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

This is a ranger run park on Fire island. It has a path that takes one on a unique path through forest that is below sea level making for interesting life and growth.

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

I love walking throught eh Sunken forest after a long walk on the beach the overhead canopy of the trees keeps its cool and you can hear all the birds singing and fluttering about. and you will see a tion of wildlife. there are wooden walkways to guide you and benches for the occasional rest. Definitely bring bug spray!

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2 Thank Blueeyes_two1
New york
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012

It is a great place for a little hike and relaxation, would be perfect but lots of ticks there, be aware!

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Thank Sylwia710
Long Island, New York
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

It's always fun to walk through the Sunken Forest. Your never know what type of vegetation or animal life you will see along the way. It is so peaceful that it makes you think you are part of a great adventure.

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Thank Mary P
Massapequa, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

went with the grandchildren and was able to walk about, see amazing natural sights and learn a thing or two. The volunteer "ranger" was friendly and knowledgable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

The Sunken Forest is a full canopy forest between dunes on fire island. Normally barrier islands are merely sand and grass with perhaps some low bushes. In this spot because it is sunken between the dunes and not exposed to the harsh elements of the Atlantic Ocean, it has formed a small but true forest just feet from the surf... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

Maybe it is because it's is a national park or the 8.00 round trip ferry ride but we had an enjoyable queit, beautiful Monday at Fire Island Sunken Forest! Clean, did you hear me say CLEAN, well cared for, it was a great surprise. Our original plan was to drive up the coast but neither of us wanted to spend... More 

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Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

We took the Ferry from Sayville for the first time to Sailor's Haven on a Monday. It felt like we had the entire island to ourselves. We walked along the boardwalk through the Sunken Forrest and it was shady and cool. Then we set up camp on the beach and relaxed for a few hours. The beach is spotless and... More 

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