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New Year’s Day Hike to Old Inlet
January 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join a park ranger for this Fire Island National Seashore tradition! This is a 4-mile round-trip hike along the ocean beach to Old Inlet, site of the breach created in 2012 by Superstorm Sandy. Learn about the forces of waves and wind that created this very special feature and see how it changed over the 10 years that it persisted. Dress for the weather and for walking on sand and bring along drinking water and a snack.
Participants will be asked to follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19. We ask the public to be our partner in recreating responsibly by adopting social distancing practices and by wearing a face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained.
More info link: https://www.nps.gov/fiis/planyourvisit/calendar.htm
Location: Wilderness Visitor Center: 40.7324° N, 72.8669° W
Take William Floyd Parkway (Route 46) to Smith Point County Park for access to the Wilderness Visitor Center, a small hexagonal building on the right as you are headed south. Free parking is available in the Smith Point parking lot just to the east/on the left