Long Island is a playground for the paranormal that is both frighteningly irresistible and terrifyingly alluring. Those who are brave or seemingly crazy charge you with the tasks to stir the dead and tempt your fate with angry and jealous spirits. Those who admire and respect these entities search quietly and keep a distance, being satisfied as a witness to their presence.
Did you know that Long Island played a huge part in aviation history? So big in fact that, it is known as “The Cradle of Aviation.” Our family had a terrific visit to the museum—something for every age group.
The Sunken Forest located in Sailor’s Haven on Fire Island is a rarity even by global standards. “According to the New York Natural Heritage Program, the Sunken Forest was ranked as ‘globally rare,’ meaning there are few remaining occurrences of this assemblage of plants throughout the world.”
Fall is a great time of year to enjoy a leisurely paddle down one of Long Island’s unknown rivers. Yes, you heard me, Long Island has rivers! The Peconic is the longest river on Long Island and it is almost entirely within the Central Long Island Pine Barrens (LI’s largest natural area and its last remaining wilderness).