electrical bike 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.
Bear 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, laws and security ideas, go to nwsdy.li/bpath.
Name forward for up-to-date COVID-19 restrictions, restroom availability and parking price data. 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 total flat loop that additionally runs by woods flanked by benches and train stations. Lock up the bikes and cease to hire pedal boats, rowboats or kayaks; restrooms however no meals concession.
BETHPAGE BIKEWAY, Massapequa to Woodbury
The bikeway by the Massapequa Protect incorporates a shady path subsequent to a tranquil stream. Proceed north alongside the Bethpage State Parkway by Farmingdale to Bethpage State Park, passing its famend golf programs. Experience north by 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 quick, steep hills. The bikeway has restrooms and picnic grounds in Bethpage State Park, however no meals concession. Price $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 method. Essentially the most family-friendly stretch of this flat terrain begins on the Bethpage State Park picnic space and runs north by the park. Price 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 sweet for rookies with a bit of 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 children can problem their legs on this mountain biking path on the headwaters of the Carmans River. Non-compulsory trails at Cathedral Pines have hills. All riders are required to put on helmets, and eye safety is really helpful. 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 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 Street, with a connection to Connetquot River State Park. Price $8 parking every day, all yr.
EASTPORT MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL
East Moriches/Riverhead Street (County Street 51). Newbie-to-intermediate single monitor. DEC allow required.
EDGEWOOD PRESERVE, Deer Park
Entrance situated on Commack Street. Newbie, intermediate and superior mountain bike trails with a lot of single monitor. Additionally 13 miles of extra superior loops of which 3 miles are black diamond trails for these with superior biking expertise. DEC allow required.
EISENHOWER PARK, East Meadow
Multiuse paths join soccer and baseball fields, the place spectators can watch beginner video games on weekends. Educate the children about historical past from World Struggle II to 9/11 on the Veterans Memorial in Eisenhower Park. The park has restrooms however no meals concession. Leisure go wanted to park.
EPCAL PATH, Calverton
A shared-use bike path loops across the 2,900-acre Enterprise Park, by the pine barrens of jap Suffolk County. Parking accessible 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 appeal to 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 accessible on the park grounds. Price $8 a automotive weekends 8 a.m.-4 p.m. by 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 children as much as age 15 can go freshwater fishing and not using a license (ages 16 and older want a license). Restrooms accessible on the park. Price $8 parking weekends and holidays by Oct. 12
HEMPSTEAD TPKE. SHARED-USE PATH, Hempstead
Traverses the north facet of Hempstead Turnpike between Hofstra College, Nassau Coliseum, and Eisenhower Park (Merrick Avenue and Oak Road, Uniondale).
JONES BEACH BIKEWAY, Wantagh
Take the Wantagh Parkway Shared-Use Path to Jones Seashore, then keep on the extension on the north facet 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. Price $8 weekends and holidays by Nov. 8.
KINGS PARK BIKE AND HIKE TRAIL
Hilly path connects downtown Kings Park with Nissequogue River State Park. Follows the previous railroad spur from Route 25A, simply east of Church Road, to St. Johnland Street. Path runs by the previous Kings Park Psychiatric Heart 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 accessible 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 Neighborhood Faculty, 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 Street in Hauppauge and Gibbs Pond Street in Nesconset, and 0.8 miles between Terryville Street and Davis Avenue in Port Jefferson Station. The shared-use path has intensive landscaping, rain gardens and solar-powered bus shelters with LED avenue lighting. The trail is being constructed in levels and when absolutely constructed by 2033 will lengthen 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 accessible for rookies to superior riders by the Rocky Level Pine Barrens State Forest. Entry is obtainable at trailheads off each Route 25A and Rocky Level Street.
SETAUKET-PORT JEFFERSON GREENWAY,
Port Jefferson Station
Hilly path offers 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, working 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 infrequently 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 go wanted to park your automotive.