Things to see and do - Fire Island
Fire Island :
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Fire Island Travel guide
Fire Island : Michelin's recommendations
Though its permanent population is very small, Fire Island swarms in summer with hundreds of thousands of beachgoers, daytrippers and summer residents. This 32-mil-long car-free (ferries cross the channel from Long Island) barrier island boasts more than 1,400 acres of protected national seashore. Great seafood restaurants dot the island. On weekends the place becomes party central as summer residents hold beach bonfires and house parties galore.
Tourist attractions Fire Island : Things to see and do
Fire Island's beautiful barrier-island beaches are preserved in this lovely 1,400-acre national park.
This surprising maritime woodland, thick with oak and sassafras trees, is thought to be 200 to 300 years old. An interpretive boardwalk trail winds through its various ecosystems.
The western part of Fire Island is named for Robert Moses, the former superintendent of Long Island parks. The park's dunes and sea grasses provide refuge for various waterfowl. The Atlantic coast is excellent for surf casting-try your hand at this m..