My InvisibleBrother James and I recently did some camping/drawing/hiking/wave-riding in the Watch Hill area of Fire Island. Located on the western edge of the Otis Pike High Dune Wilderness it’s an amazing and uncrowded spot within 2 hours of New York City.

There are a few hazards to be wary of such as mosquito swarms, lyme-disease carrying ticks, and the occasional monster-wave which will pummel your head into the frothy sand. Beyond those however its an uncommonly welcome spot.