Lengthy Island biking trails for fall rides
Fall is ideal biking climate on Lengthy Island. So get out the bike, pump up the tires and discover a few of Lengthy Island’s many bike paths and trails.
Keep in mind, many paths are multiple-use, so that you’ll be sharing them with pedestrians, in-line skaters and others. State regulation requires kids youthful than 14 to put on helmets. For different guidelines, rules and security suggestions, go to nwsdy.li/bpath.
Name forward for up-to-date COVID-19 restrictions, restroom availability and parking price info. The Island additionally has greater than 175 miles of mountain biking trails, many maintained by Involved Lengthy Island Mountain Bicyclists (CLIMB).
BELMONT LAKE STATE PARK, North Babylon
MILES 3 (2½ miles go across the lake, the opposite ½-mile is within the park.
Image-postcard surroundings, a stone bridge and a small waterfall are highlights of an general flat loop that additionally runs by means of woods flanked by benches and train stations. Lock up the bikes and cease to lease pedal boats, rowboats or kayaks; restrooms however no meals concession.
BETHPAGE BIKEWAY, Massapequa to Woodbury
The bikeway by means of the Massapequa Protect contains a shady path subsequent to a tranquil stream. Proceed north alongside the Bethpage State Parkway by means of Farmingdale to Bethpage State Park, passing its famend golf programs. Experience north by means of the woodlands of Bethpage State Park and open meadows of Path View State Park. Each the Northern and Southern approaches to the park have some brief, steep hills. The bikeway has restrooms and picnic grounds in Bethpage State Park, however no meals concession. Charge $8 parking at Bethpage park weekends and holidays until Nov. 8.
BETHPAGE STATE PARK, Farmingdale
MILES 1 (connects to Bethpage Bikeway)
Trails are two-way and multiuse, and can be utilized by mountain bikers, be courteous about yielding proper of manner. Probably the most family-friendly stretch of this flat terrain begins on the Bethpage State Park picnic space and runs north by means of the park. Charge Parking price for picnic space solely: $8 a automotive weekends and holidays until Nov. 8.
CALVERTON MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL, Calverton
Newbie-to-intermediate single-track loop on Route 25. The loop is nice for learners with somewhat expertise. Extra 2 miles of non-compulsory superior hill climbs. DEC allow required.
CATHEDRAL PINES COUNTY PARK, Center Island
MILES 6.5 to eight miles, relying on path
Households with older youngsters can problem their legs on this mountain biking path on the headwaters of the Carmans River. Elective trails at Cathedral Pines have hills. All riders are required to put on helmets, and eye safety is really useful. The path has restrooms however no meals concession.
CAUMSETT STATE PARK, Lloyd Neck
Located on a scenic peninsula, one of many trails is a 3-mile round loop between the Dairy Barn and Marshall Discipline Property, with breathtaking views of Lengthy Island Sound and miles of pathways winding by means of woodlands, meadows, shoreline and salt marsh. Cease on the Masters Storage constructing for picnic tables, merchandising machines for one thing to drink and restrooms. Picnic tables are scattered all through the park.
CONNETQUOT SHARED-USE PATH
Path parallels Dawn Freeway between Connetquot Avenue and Oakdale-Bohemia Highway, with a connection to Connetquot River State Park. Charge $8 parking every day, all 12 months.
EASTPORT MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL
East Moriches/Riverhead Highway (County Highway 51). Newbie-to-intermediate single monitor. DEC allow required.
EDGEWOOD PRESERVE, Deer Park
Entrance situated on Commack Highway. Newbie, intermediate and superior mountain bike trails with a number of single monitor. Additionally 13 miles of further superior loops of which 3 miles are black diamond trails for these with superior biking abilities. DEC allow required.
EISENHOWER PARK, East Meadow
Multiuse paths join soccer and baseball fields, the place spectators can watch novice video games on weekends. Educate the youngsters about historical past from World Conflict II to 9/11 on the Veterans Memorial in Eisenhower Park. The park has restrooms however no meals concession. Leisure cross wanted to park.
EPCAL PATH, Calverton
A shared-use bike path loops across the 2,900-acre Enterprise Park, by means of the pine barrens of jap Suffolk County. Parking out there in Grumman Memorial Park (at Routes 25 and 25A), Veterans Memorial Park (5789 Previous Nation Rd.) and Isaac Canine Park (off Route 25).
HECKSCHER STATE PARK, East Islip
Paved, multiuse trails entice bicyclists, walkers and nature lovers. Cycle to a panoramic view of Nice South Bay. Osprey nests tower over the path close to Discipline 7 and the park campgrounds. Playgrounds are close to parking fields 1, 4 and 6. Restrooms out there on the park grounds. Charge $8 a automotive weekends 8 a.m.-4 p.m. by means of Oct. 12
HEMPSTEAD LAKE STATE PARK, West Hempstead
The bike path connects shaded picnic areas, kids’s playgrounds, tennis courts and basketball courts. It winds round McDonald Pond, the place youngsters as much as age 15 can go freshwater fishing with out a license (ages 16 and older want a license). Restrooms out there on the park. Charge $8 parking weekends and holidays by means of Oct. 12
HEMPSTEAD TPKE. SHARED-USE PATH, Hempstead
Traverses the north aspect of Hempstead Turnpike between Hofstra College, Nassau Coliseum, and Eisenhower Park (Merrick Avenue and Oak Avenue, Uniondale).
JONES BEACH BIKEWAY, Wantagh
Take the Wantagh Parkway Shared-Use Path to Jones Seashore, then keep on the extension on the north aspect of Ocean Parkway and pedal one other 3.6 miles to Tobay Seashore, the place there are extra eating places and a playground. Bikeway has three “hills” as you pedal over bridges.
JONES BEACH STATE PARK BOARDWALK, Wantagh
Bike or stroll the boardwalk with entry to ocean swimming, swimming pool, miniature golf, WildPlay Journey Park, shuffleboard, basketball and East Video games Space that includes boccie ball, shuffleboard, paddle tennis and cornhole. Charge $8 weekends and holidays by means of Nov. 8.
KINGS PARK BIKE AND HIKE TRAIL
Hilly path connects downtown Kings Park with Nissequogue River State Park. Follows the outdated railroad spur from Route 25A, simply east of Church Avenue, to St. Johnland Highway. Path runs by means of the previous Kings Park Psychiatric Middle into Nissequogue River State Park.
LONG BEACH BOARDWALK
Vast, clearly marked bike lanes zoom down the center of town’s historic boardwalk, rebuilt after superstorm Sandy. Restrooms out there alongside the boardwalk.
MERRICK AVENUE SHARED-USE PATH
A shared-use path alongside the western perimeter of Eisenhower Park connects with the Hempstead Turnpike shared-use path.
MITCHEL FIELD SHARED-USE PATH, Uniondale
Connects to the Hempstead Turnpike Shared-Use Path in addition to Nassau Coliseum, Nassau Group School, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Lengthy Island Youngsters’s Museum, Nassau County Firefighters Museum, Eisenhower Park and a multiuse path alongside Merrick Avenue.
ROUTE 347 PARKS TO PORTS GREENWAY
A shared-use path paralleling Route 347 between City Line Highway in Hauppauge and Gibbs Pond Highway in Nesconset, and 0.8 miles between Terryville Highway and Davis Avenue in Port Jefferson Station. The shared-use path has in depth landscaping, rain gardens and solar-powered bus shelters with LED avenue lighting. The trail is being constructed in levels and when totally constructed by 2033 will prolong 15 miles between Hauppauge and Port Jefferson Station.
OYSTER BAY TO BAYVILLE
Park at Beekman Seashore in Oyster Bay and take the brand new shared-use path alongside the water, subsequent to West Shore highway, to the Bayville bridge. Some parts are very slim, so be courteous to walkers.
ROCKY POINT MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAIL
Discover trails out there for learners to superior riders by means of the Rocky Level Pine Barrens State Forest. Entry is obtainable at trailheads off each Route 25A and Rocky Level Highway.
SETAUKET-PORT JEFFERSON GREENWAY,
Port Jefferson Station
Hilly path provides a great cardio exercise from Route 25A at Limroy Lane in Setauket to Route 112 at Hallock Avenue.
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
The Paul Simons Memorial Bike Path — pavement for biking, operating and in-line skating — circles the 1,100-acre campus.
TRAIL VIEW STATE PARK, Woodbury-Chilly Spring Harbor
Entry at 8101 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, and close to Chilly Spring Harbor library. Trails are two-way and sometimes utilized by hikers; be courteous.
VALLEY STREAM STATE PARK/HENDRICKSON PARK SHARED-USE PATH
Scenic, wooded pathway connects picnic grounds and athletic fields. It continues as a loop round Valley Stream Pond in Hendrickson Park. Restrooms on the park.
WANTAGH COUNTY PARK
A shared-use path with scenic bay views. Nassau County Leisure cross wanted to park your automotive.