Kismet Travel Guide
We've been spending some time recently on a perfect summer island getaway: Fire Island, just off the south coast of Long Island. There's tons to do outside of hitting the beach, checking out the Sunken Forest and knocking a few back in the area bars with the local personalities as the sun sets on the bay.
One fun daytrip is to the Fire Island Lighthouse, perched off Kismet with amazing views of Long Island, the Atlantic Ocean, the South Bay and all of Fire Island's beaches. Built in 1857, the lighthouse was re-opened in 1987 as a museum and observatory by concerned locals looking to save this piece of American history. (It was decommissioned as an "aid to navigation" in the early '70s.) The Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society (yep, FLIPS!) was also created to keep watch over this regal black and white landmark.
Two 1,000-watt bulbs now keep the lighthouse going, and the public can take guided tours of the lighthouse throughout the summer months.