Updated: Apr 1, 2021
If you love biking and hiking, you can find many amazing spots to explore on Long Island.
Jones Beach Bike Path — Wantagh
This is one of the most well-known bike trails on Long Island. In-line skaters, joggers, and bikers all use the paved trail, which is about 4 1/2 miles and runs parallel to the Wantagh State Parkway. The scenery is beautiful and it never crosses a road. Once inside the state park, bikes are permitted on the boardwalk, but keep an eye out for pedestrians.
Valley Steam State Park — Valley Stream
This two-mile flat, paved loop provides an easy ride for the whole family. For those looking to extend the ride, the state park trail meets up with Hendrickson Park’s trail for an additional two miles of biking.
Bethpage State Park — Farmingdale
There are actually two bike trails here. The mountain bike trail is four miles long, and the paved trail for runners and hikers is about nine miles long. Part of the larger trail goes through the tranquil Massapequa Preserve, shown above.
Eisenhower Park — East Meadow
With so much to do at Eisenhower Park, this is a great place to bring kids for more than just biking. There is a lake, golf course, baseball fields, and playgrounds. The paved jogging and bike path winds around the area and is suitable for all skill levels.
Belmont Lake State Park — West Babylon
This trail winds around Belmont Lake in what used to be the estate of August Belmont, who raised thoroughbred horses on the property. Enjoy the scenery on this three-mile, mixed-terrain loop. Take some time on the playground or continue with a pedal boat rental.