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An encapsulated hidden environmental wonder

Especially if you have a boat... go to sailors haven. Great new marina for you to dock your boat... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Babylon, New York

I make it a point on every visit to Fire Island to spend a day wandering around this ecological... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Natalie G
los angeles
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“cherry grove” (7 reviews)
“day trip” (8 reviews)
Fire Island, NY
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Especially if you have a boat... go to sailors haven. Great new marina for you to dock your boat. There is a great little souvenir shop, eatery, with tables outside to grab a bite or coffee. And then take the hike to the sunken forest....More

1  Thank FloydRocco
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I make it a point on every visit to Fire Island to spend a day wandering around this ecological masterpiece. It is what the name says-a sunken first. You really have to see it to believe it. Just stunning.

1  Thank Natalie G
Reviewed 22 August 2017

It is just what you think - a Sunken Forest that is naturally protected by the dunes. Boardwalks are built through the whole place so it is easy to walk and see everything. The whole experience at a stroll will take about 30 minutes.

1  Thank lizalambo
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

My friends and I did the MTA beach getaway to cherry grove but I really wanted to see the sunken forest so we walked west following the walk paths for about 20 minutes. When we came up to the forest, there was a sign for...More

1  Thank SportTrekker
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

BRING BUG SPRAY! I'm not talking the all natural kknd, serious mosquitos! Walk is beautiful but not enjoyable because of mosquitos. I would try again, possibly in cooler weather

Thank bclan294
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The sunken forest is located just west of Sailor's Haven o Fire Island. It is not a hotel, it is an area of this barier island that has unusually high dunes and is densely wooded. In the middle of this area you feel like you...More

2  Thank ziegner2017
Reviewed 2 August 2017

What a cool cool experience for the family. The different types of trees and forestation that you get to see while walking along the wooden path from the bayside to the ocean front is amazing. The trees had such unique style and shape to them...More

1  Thank Dan D
Reviewed 7 June 2017

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

1  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

1  Thank lollygal
Reviewed 1 September 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

3  Thank Deadgrass
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17 August 2016|
Response from purpletaffy | Reviewed this property |
On Fire Island, New York.
13 July 2016|
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Response from curran17 |
No cars on Island at all