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Address: , Fire Island, NY
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Activities: Group tours/day tour, Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife

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Nice little forest walk

As my wife and I are both nature lovers, we expected a little more variety of nature. It was nice, but not more then a few minutes to see the forest walk way. It is a far walk to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Sal D
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

As my wife and I are both nature lovers, we expected a little more variety of nature. It was nice, but not more then a few minutes to see the forest walk way. It is a far walk to get to unless you take the ferry from Patahogue. It has limited wildlife sighting , but were lucky and did see... More 

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New York
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40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a preserve at Fire Island that is a must for hikers or anyone that enjoys nature. It goes from the bay to the ocean and here you can see wildlife such as deer and turtles. You can get to the Forest by boat or ferry from the mainland in Sayville. There is a snack bar there for refreshments... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Lovely walk along the beach from Cherry Grove, board walk around the sunken forest, nice view of the bay - just generally a nice walk to take. You need to be quiet if you hope to see deer (we didn't!). There is a bathroom block nearby too. Watch out for ticks, apparently (we were fine, however).

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Woking, England
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119 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I enjoyed walking through the forest. The vegetation was more varied than I expected. I visited towards the end of September when the mossies were out in force. Strangely, there were fewer in the forest than on the adjoining dunes. The only other people I saw were walking and taking photographs.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It started off very nice..Appeared this was going to be a nice morning stroll for my family the boardwalk and surrounding are was very beautiful... I am giving it an average only because I think the Rangers should be more diligent in patrolling as my family of four walked up on two individuals having sex and learned from local residents... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a hidden deciduous forest on the barrier beach of Fire Island and the winding boardwalks and rustic ranger station make it a true gem. Sunken Forest is only a 45 minute walk from the hotel along the beach (no roads or cars on Fire Island - just miles of empty undeveloped beach). The park rangers are engaging, friendly... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I visited The Sunken Forest while staying in Cherry Grove. The walk was nice if a bit rough as the path south from Cherry Grove towards the Sunken Forest was washed away in Sandy and is still being rebuilt. We quickly learned to detour to the beach to get around the rough patches. The Sunken Forest its;ef was suggested by... More 

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Sunken Forest is such a beautiful place. The wildlife and nature is amazing, a really nice little hike. If you come, just be sure to be quiet not to scare the nature away!

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Sayville, New York
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41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

the boardwalk through the forest is one of as kind and it opens onto a wide, nearly empty ocean beach. A great place to see the natural beauty of Fire Island.

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Long Island,NY
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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Went to Sailor's Haven to visit sunken forest with the kids who wanted to see some animals in nature....we saw nada! I beleive it was a mile long trail on a boardwalk which was lovely but after 1/2 a mile the kids and I were disappointed! Also the end of the sunken forest walk drops u off too far away... More 

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