This map is misleading and needs to be updated to account for the inlet caused by Hurricane (Superstorm?) Sandy in 2012. Prior to that, there was a time when you could hike from Fire Island ranger station at Smith Point to Watch Hill. Not anymore. This straight line hike ends 2 miles west of the ranger station. Stay close to the beach to avoid ticks. Lots and lots of ticks. And one piece of obvious advice: don't even try to cut across the new inlet.