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Hike Responsibly- Hike Smart

As daylight hours lessen, make sure you are prepared before you go out for a hike- see our hiking smart safety tips and always check out the trail conditions and weather. Have fun and Play Smart, Play Safe, Play Local.

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Artificial Reefs Expanded

The Fire Island and Twelve Mile artificial reefs were recently expanded with 16 rail cars each. The cars were cleaned and prepped before placement. Read Governor Cuomo's press release for more information.