Trading Pavement for Boardwalks in Cherry Grove, New York
They don't call it a barrier island for nothing. As the ferry leaves the dock, you abandon cars, pavement, worries, and heteronormative society. Stepping onto Fire Island, you're greeted by rainbow-striped garbage cans and a laid-back party vibe. Instead of streets, Cherry Grove is navigable by a grid of narrow boardwalks. So after you've soaked up enough sun at the clothing-optional beach, you'll want to wander the wooden walkways of the tiny hamlet, peering into cozy bungalows with names that declare ocean-inspired bliss. At the end of your time here, whether it's been a few hours or an entire week, you'll be daydreaming about shirking your real-world duties and returning to this little haven forever.
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