Fire Island National Seashore


.09/30/2023 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Fire Island National Seashore 2023

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Fire Island National Seashore

RESCHULED TO SUNDAY, OCT. 1ST, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Fire Island Lighthouse Beach, Bay Shore

Due to the rain, we have once again rescheduled our LI-DOG Pack Walk at Fire Island National Seashore to SUNDAY, Oct. 1st. Join us with your dog for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ along the beautiful Fire Island National Seashore. Meet us at the far eastern end (towards the lighthouse) of Parking Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park and then walk with us over to the lighthouse and Fire Island from there. Choose either a 1.5-mile walk or a little longer 2.5-mile walk. Either way, you’ll be walking with your dog along the shore with wide open views of sand, sea and sky! For details and links to RSVP, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Fire Island National Seashore!


09/30/2023 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Fire Island National Seashore 2023

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Fire Island National Seashore!

 

Photo Credit: Jennifer

 

RESCHEDULED TO:


SUNDAY., OCT., 1st, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Fire Island Lighthouse Beach

Bayshore, NY

(Google Map)

How to Find Us: Meet us at the far eastern end (towards the lighthouse) of Parking Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park. We’ll walk to Fire Island National Seashore from there.

On SUNDAY, OCT. 1ST, please join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ along the beautiful Fire Island National Seashore! Our Pack Walks™–group on-leash walks–are a great way for you and your dog to socialize with other pet parents and their pups while enjoying some of Long Island’s beautiful parks and beaches. (Please note: This is a rescheduled date because of rain again.)

For this Pack Walk™, we will meet at the far eastern end of Parking Field 5 (towards the lighthouse) at Robert Moses State Park. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the beach at Robert Moses. We will begin our walk, by walking north and east along the broad grassy shoulder of Robert Moses Parkway and then onto the dirt road that runs south of the lighthouse. There are great views of the lighthouse from the dirt road and the main path to the lighthouse.

Opposite the sign for the Fire Island Lighthouse, we’ll cross over the dunes on a pre-made path to the ocean beach. At that point, you’ll be able either to turn right and head back along the ocean to Robert Moses or if you want to do a bit longer walk, you’ll be able to turn left and walk further East towards Kismet, before doubling back towards Robert Moses. The shorter walk will cover about 1.5 miles and take about 45 minutes, the longer walk will be closer to 2.5 miles. In either case, you will be walking along the shore with your dog enjoying wide open views of sea, sand and sky.

Please be aware that dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES on the Pack Walk. Make sure to bring poop bags–as clean-up is a must–and water for you and your dog. Also, please no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking as a group and people and dogs can get tangled.

Please arrive 15 minutes early so you can sign in and we can start on time.

To RSVP, go to: 

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

**In the event of inclement weather, please check our Meetup or Facebook Group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9:30 a.m. the day of the walk. If there is no announcement, the Pack Walk is on!

This should be a great walk!

We hope you can join us at Fire Island National Seashore on Sun., Oct. 1st!

Please Note: This is a rescheduled date because of rain again.

 


11/19/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Fire Island National Seashore 2022

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk Nov. 2021

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Fire Island National Seashore!

 

Sat., November 19th, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Fire Island Lighthouse Beach

(Google Maps) 

How to find us: Meet us at the far eastern end of Parking Field 5 at Robt. Moses State Park. We’ll walk over to Fire Island National Seashore from there.

On Saturday, Nov 19th, please join LI-DOG for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ along beautiful Fire Island National Seashore! Our Pack Walks–group on-leash walks–are a great way for you and your dog to socialize with other pet parents and their pups while enjoying some of Long Island’s beautiful parks and beaches.

For this, our final LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2022 season, we’ll meet at the far eastern end of Parking Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the beach at Robert Moses. To get to Fire Island National Seashore, we’ll walk north and east along the broad grassy shoulder of Robert Moses Parkway and then onto the dirt road that runs south of the lighthouse. There are great views of the lighthouse from the dirt road and the main path to the lighthouse.

Opposite the sign for the Fire Island Lighthouse, we’ll cross over the dunes on a pre-made path to the ocean beach. At that point, you’ll be able either to turn right and head back along the ocean to Robert Moses or if you want to do a bit longer walk, you’ll be able to turn left and walk further East towards Kismet, before doubling back towards Robert Moses. The shorter walk will cover about 1.5 miles and take about 45 minutes, the longer walk will be closer to 2.5 miles. In either case, you will be walking along the shore with your dog enjoying wide open views of sea, sand and sky!

Please be aware that dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES on the Pack Walk. Please also make sure to bring poop bags–as clean-up is a must! Also, no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking as a group and people and dogs can get tangled.

Please arrive 15 minutes early so you can sign in and we can start on time.

To RSVP, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

This should be a great final LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2022 season! We hope you can join us at Fire Island National Seashore on Sat., the 19th!

***In the event of inclement weather, please check our Meetup or Facebook Group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9 am Saturday morning. If there is no announcement, the Pack Walk is on! ***


.03/12/2022 – BARK Ranger Hike

BARK Ranger Hike for Dogs and Their Humans

Sat., March 12th, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Fire Island Wilderness Visitor Center, Smith Point, NY

Dogs and their families are invited to come to the Fire Island Wilderness Visitor Center in Smith Point to a walk along the ocean beach before Fire Island National Seashore closes to pets during the spring and summer to protect endangered birds. Also, learn about the BARK Ranger program, which is designed to educate dog owners about where dogs are allowed on FINS throughout the year. For details, go to BARK Ranger Hike for Dogs and Their Humans.


03/12/2022 – BARK Ranger Hike

 

BARK Ranger Hike for Dogs and Their Humans

Sat., March 12th, 10 AM – 11 AM

Fire Island National Seashore

Wilderness Visitor Center, Smith Point, NY

(Google Map)

Fire Island National Seashore is inviting all dogs and their families to come to the Wilderness Visitor Center at Smith Point for a walk along the ocean beach before their spring and summer closure to pets. (Ocean beaches are closed to dogs from mid-March until early Sept. to protect federally-protected endangered birds.) Also, learn how to become a BARK Ranger. The National Park Service is actively looking for volunteers to meet and greet dog owners before they get on the beach to educate them about the BARK Ranger program and where dogs are allowed throughout the year. Please remember dogs must remain on a 6-foot or shorter leash at all times. No flexi-leads, please.

Please note: Reservations are Required

For reservations and more information, email FIIS_Information@nps.gov or call 631-281-3010.

 


11/21/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Fire Island National Seashore

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Fire Island National Seashore

 

Sun., Nov. 21st, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Fire Island Lighthouse Beach

(Google Map)

How to Find Us: Meet us at the far eastern end of Parking Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park.  We’ll walk over to Fire Island National Seashore from there.

On Sunday, Nov 21st, please join LI-DOG for our first ever LI-DOG Pack Walk™ along the beautiful Fire Island National Seashore! Our Pack Walks–group on-leash walks–are a great way for you and your dog to socialize with other pet parents and their pups while enjoying some of Long Island’s beautiful parks and beaches.

For this, our final LI-DOG Pack Walk™  of the 2021 season, we’ll meet at the far eastern end of Parking Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the beach at Robert Moses. To get to Fire Island National Seashore, we’ll walk north and east along the broad grassy shoulder of Robert Moses Parkway and then onto the dirt road that runs south of the lighthouse. There are great views of the lighthouse from the dirt road and the main path to the lighthouse.

Opposite the sign for the Fire Island Lighthouse, we’ll cross over the dunes on a pre-made path to the ocean beach. At that point, you’ll be able either to turn right and head back along the ocean to Robert Moses or if you want to do a bit longer walk, you’ll be able to turn left and walk further East towards Kismet, before doubling back towards Robert Moses. The shorter walk will cover about 1.5 miles and take about 45 minutes, the longer walk will be closer to 2.5 miles. In either case, you will be walking along the shore with your dog enjoying wide open views of sea, sand and sky.

Two additional features make this Pack Walk particularly exciting: 1) The National Park Service, which manages FINS, has advised us that there have been sightings of humpback whales and dolphins lately. It is also common to see hawks and other large birds circling over head. 2) We are hopeful that in addition to our usual contingent of seasoned LI-DOG Pack Leaders, we will be joined by a Park Ranger who lives on Fire Island and will be happy to point out wildlife and other interesting sights.

Please be aware that dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES on the Pack Walk. Please also make sure to bring poop bags–as clean-up is a must! Also, no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking as a group and people and dogs can get tangled.

Please arrive 15 minutes early so you can sign in and we can start on time.

To RSVP:

LI-DOG on Meetup

or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

*In the event of inclement weather, please check our Meetup or Facebook Group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9 am Sunday morning.*

This should be a great final LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2021 season!

We hope you and your dog can join us at Fire Island National Seashore on Sun., the 21st!