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Dog jaunt: Day trip to Fire Island via the Long Island Rail Road

It’s good to know that the LIRR allows small dogs in carriers on board, but it’s even better to learn about a fun day trip from NYC to the beaches on Fire Island using the LIRR. Gotham Unleashed, a blog I just found about having a pet in NYC, suggests taking the LIRR to Bay Shore (on the Babylon Branch) and walking to the ferry to Fire Island (three ferries leave for Fire Island; the one you want from Bay Shore is Fire Island Ferries — leashed dogs are allowed on board, for a round-trip fee of $7.50). Check out the Gotham Unleashed post for more information.

[6/12/11 Tragically, you can’t any more — the post is gone, and so is the site. All that’s left are the few clues I mention here. I can point you to a post on, with some helpful tips about getting to/from Fire Island with a dog (in their case, two lively Beagles).]

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