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Day Hike on Fire Island
This will be a hike on Fire Island which is a barrier island off the south shore of Long Island. After a LIRR trip from Penn Station we will take the Sayville Ferry to Fire Island. We will first hike the Sunken Forest, which is a rare untouched ecological habitat. We will then walk back to Cherry Grove and head to the Pines passing through the infamous “Meat Rack”. We will then hike to the Pines and catch the ferry back from there. We will catch a 9:45 train from Penn Station to Sayville and then catch the 11:25 AM ferry to the Grove on Fire Island. We will catch the 5:50 ferry back from the Pines. Plan to meet the group at 9:30 and please get your round trip ticket to Sayville before joining the group. Let’s meet in front of the Starbucks near the LIRR tracks in the lower level concourse. The concourse has an A/C/E subway station on one end and a 1/2/3 subway station on the other end. Starbucks, and the LIRR tracks, are closer to the 1/2/3. Note there is a Starbucks close to the A/C/E station but that is NOT where to meet. Costs: LIRR train round trip $28.00 Bus from train to ferry round trip: $10 (may be a little higher) Ferry roundtrip: $18.00 A few more things - - Remember to bring warm clothing and good shoes. Expect it to be 10 degrees cooler on Fire Island. - Bring sun screen and use it. - Bring a packed lunch and/or some substantial snacks. We will take a break at some point early into the hike, most likely in the sunken forest. I don’t believe there will be any stores open on Fire Island. This trip to Fire Island depends on good weather. I will let the group know by Noon on April 6th if I cancel the hike.

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Gay Mens Hiking Group

Strap on your best outdoor walking boots and head for the great outdoors with the Gay Mens Hiking Group. This woodsy gang of dudes in their 40s and older takes day trips using New Jersey rail and the Metro North to nearby mountains, forests and nature trails. Recent trips have included a historic jaunt along the Croton Aqueduct Trail from Yonkers to Tarrytown and a vigorous, challenging hike along the Appalachian Trail to Cat Rock and Nuclear Lake.

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