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Step Back in Time

Not all that far from the great metropolis, this natural treasury of ancient wood transports... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2013
New York, New York, United States
Nice vacation from the city

The first time here I was a kid and to be honest my latest visit felt the same. Nice, quiet and... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2013
Szczecin, Poland
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“ocean side” (4 reviews)
Fire Island, NY
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

Not all that far from the great metropolis, this natural treasury of ancient wood transports visitors to days before man wandered the land. A riot of vegetation fills the space between sea-facing and landward sand dunes -- the swale, marked in particular by great holly...More

3  Thank globalwriter
Reviewed 6 March 2013

The first time here I was a kid and to be honest my latest visit felt the same. Nice, quiet and calm. Realy a great place to visit to get away from the city.

Thank Mattdu
Reviewed 5 February 2013

I go to Sunken Forest every year, mostly in the summer. In 2012, however I went during October and what a treat it was to see hundreds of Monarch butterflies! The diversity of habitats in this area is just amazing. The facilities are great -...More

2  Thank desertsun6
Reviewed 11 January 2013

We haven't been there in many years. We used to belong to a sailing club.We would sail across Great South Bay, anchor just offshore at Sailors' Haven and sleep on our boats. What is so unusual about about the area is The Sunken Forest, a...More

2  Thank flynow
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.

2  Thank Terry G
Reviewed 11 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!

Thank AiZeeKay
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.

Thank popsrocks99
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...More

2  Thank Blueeyes_two1
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!

Thank Sylwia710
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.

Thank Mary P
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16 August 2016|
Response from purpletaffy | Reviewed this property |
On Fire Island, New York.
12 July 2016|
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Response from curran17 |
No cars on Island at all