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A Frosty Fire Island

A Frosty Fire Island

March 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The rising sun casts a warm glow across the cold, quiet beach, revealing a landscape at once foreign and familiar. Sand is firm underfoot, refusing footprints at its frozen surface, and the quiet roar of the wind brings with it an unwelcome bite. Only at the water’s edge is the briny smell of the ocean […]

Nissequogue River

Nissequogue River

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

      The Nissequogue River is located on the western side of Smithtown Bay.  At over eight miles long, part of this freshwater river (derived from groundwater) flows through Nissequogue River State Park. The park, a designated State Bird Conservation area, serves as shelter for waterfowl, herons, and egrets, and is along the migration […]

Carmans River

Carmans River

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

At 10 miles long, the Carmans River in Brookhaven is one of the four largest rivers on Long Island.  The river is fed exclusively from groundwater and is protected by the Long Island Pines Barrens. The first eight miles of the river consists only of fresh water. It then becomes an estuary as it encounters […]

Walking in Beauty

Walking in Beauty

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Long Island offers many ways to reconnect with our natural surroundings.  Nautical activities on the water are often restorative; on land, hiking near the shore is another great way to recharge. Calverton Ponds Preserve in Calverton and Pine Neck Sanctuary in East Quogue are two pristine woodlands that are part of the Central Pine Barrens, […]

Citi Field & Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Citi Field & Flushing Meadows Corona Park

July 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As Day Trippers go, the one to Flushing Meadows Corona Park packs a lot into a day. There’s 40 Mets home games at Citi Field from July through September, the U.S. Tennis Open holds court at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center from August 27 through September 9, and the spacious park has plenty of open space and many fun attractions.

The Serenity of Winter Boating

The Serenity of Winter Boating

December 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Serenity of Winter Boating