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A guest reads on a bench outside of (Credit: Barbara Alper)

A guest reads on a bench outside of the new library building at the Appalachian Mountain Club Fire Island Cabin. (Aug. 2, 2013)

A closer look at Atlantique

Atlantique is home to the Appalachian Mountain Club in Fire Island. It is here that people can come on weekdays and weekends to do activities such as chess lessons, quilting workshops, sailing classes and bird-watching. Then there are the amenities -- numerous beach chairs and umbrellas, 11 kayaks and six canoes, seven sunfish sailboats and three sloops. This hostel is more like a mini-retreat than anything.

Appalachian Mountain Club Fire Island Cabin is located
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Appalachian Mountain Club Fire Island Cabin is located on the bay in the town of Atlantique on Fire Island. (Aug. 2, 2013)

The Appalachian Mountain Club Fire Island Cabin has
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

The Appalachian Mountain Club Fire Island Cabin has two co-ed dorm rooms, which each sleeps twelve. (Aug. 2, 2013)

A light switch can be reached from the
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

A light switch can be reached from the top bunk inside both co-ed dorm rooms at the Appalachian Mountain Club Fire Island Cabin in Atlantique, Fire Island. (Aug. 2, 2013)

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A guest reads on a bench outside of
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

A guest reads on a bench outside of the new library building at the Appalachian Mountain Club Fire Island Cabin. (Aug. 2, 2013)

A separate octogonal shaped building is used as
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

A separate octogonal shaped building is used as a library at the Appalachian Mountain Club Fire Island Cabin. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Kayaking is one of the activities at the
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Kayaking is one of the activities at the Appalachian Mountain Club Fire Island Cabin. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Kayaks are available for member to use at
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Kayaks are available for member to use at the Appalachian Mountain Club Fire Island Cabin. (Aug. 2, 2013)

The Appalachian Mountain Club Fire Island Cabin is
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

The Appalachian Mountain Club Fire Island Cabin is located in the town of Atlantique on Fire Island. (Aug. 2, 2013)

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Hillary Duffy of Manhattan shows where blankets are
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Hillary Duffy of Manhattan shows where blankets are stored in the women's dorm. (Aug. 2, 2013)

A view of the sunset at the Appalachian
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

A view of the sunset at the Appalachian Mountain Club Fire Island Cabin. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Guests take advantage of the Happy Hour
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Guests take advantage of the Happy Hour fare at the Appalachian Mountain Club Fire Island Cabin. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Guests enjoying Happy Hour at the Appalachian Mountain
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Guests enjoying Happy Hour at the Appalachian Mountain Club Fire Island Cabin. (Aug. 2, 2013)

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