Atlantis Alumni

Friday, August 24, 2007

Point O' Woods, A Private Fire Island Community

Walking to the West from Cherry Grove, the first hamlet you encounter is Point O'Woods, founded in 1894 as a religious enclave. POW is a "gated" community as these signs indicate. We often walk through the hamlet on our way to Ocean Bay Park or Ocean Beach for dining or other events. The hamlet is fenced only on its Western border, which directly abuts Ocean Bay Park, so we have to go out to the beach to get around the fence. POW is a quiet community of large, shingled houses that remind one of something you might see in Maine or in the mountains. While it is a private community, they do have an art show every other year that is open to the public. Attending the show gives many people a rare opportunity to see the community.


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