Moonlight hikes, cruises and kayak adventures let you experience a side of Long Island that never sees the light of day.
With the full moon high above, you can take a boat ride alone or with a crowd, or meander the woods on a trail with nature providing the lighting — and the soundtrack.
Here are guided activities that take full advantage of the lunar calendar and the Island’s moonlit mystique.
FULL MOON PADDLE
WHEN | WHERE 7:15 p.m. Aug. 5-7 at Carmans River Canoe and Kayak II, 2979 Montauk Hwy., Brookhaven. Launch at 8 p.m., return at 10. Reservations required.
INFO 631-803-8496, carmansriverkayak.com
ADMISSION $55-$65 (includes kayak/canoe/paddleboard rental and refreshments)
Explore the Carmans River on a relaxing moonlight tour led by experienced river guides. Last month, 37 people took the trip. “It was very mellow and relaxing,” says marketing director Joseph Corrar. “People like the peace and quiet.”
Boats launch at sunset, from Carmans River Canoe & Kayak, a rental store. Along the route, you’ll see the moon rise and learn firsthand about the river ecosystem.
“We want to focus on the importance of the ecosystem, and experiencing it at nighttime is a such a beautiful sight,” Corrar says. On the trip, he says, “you…