Just because summer is over doesn’t mean your trips to Fire Island should be! As the temperature begins to cool and the crowds lessen, there’s still opportunities for you to enjoy Fire Island. Although ferry service is limited, this is actually one of the best times to explore beautiful Fire Island.
Fire Island’s Sunken Forest is a rare ecological community. The fall season is a great time of year to discover this area! Walk along the boardwalk to take in the gorgeous views! Many visitors describe it as quite a unique experience. Take yourself on a walk or go on a guided tour. Take in the beautiful changing colors of the leaves in the fall months! You can visit this hidden gem by taking the Sayville ferry service to Sailors Haven.
While storefronts in Ocean Beach are getting ready to close up shop for the winter, they will still be open for limited hours during week and open on the weekends. This means there’s still some time for shopping! Visit Salty Stitch, Five Eight Three, Bambootique, Flair House, Klines, or Fire Island Outfitters to stock up on outfits for next summer or for some new Fire Island gear! Plus there’s usually some sales this time of year! BONUS: less crowds = more for you!
Finally, you can’t come to Fire Island without visiting the Fire Island Lighthouse. The Fire Island Lighthouse hosts tons of events that are educational and history-filled as well as guided tours where you can get the chance to see the beautiful views of Fire Island.