A cyclist cruises down the Bethpage Bikeway at the Massapequa Preserve on a sunny fall afternoon. Credit: Daniel Brennan
Fall is perfect biking weather on Long Island. So get out the bike, pump up the tires and explore some of Long Island’s many bike paths and trails.
Remember, many paths are multiple-use, so you’ll be sharing them with pedestrians, in-line skaters and others. State law requires children younger than 14 to wear helmets. For other rules, regulations and safety tips, visit nwsdy.li/bpath.
Call ahead for up-to-date COVID-19 restrictions, restroom availability and parking fee information. The Island also has more than 175 miles of mountain biking trails, many maintained by Concerned Long Island Mountain Bicyclists (CLIMB).
BELMONT LAKE STATE PARK, North Babylon
MILES 3 (2½ miles go around the lake, the other ½-mile is in the park.
Picture-postcard scenery, a stone bridge and a small waterfall are highlights of an overall flat loop that also runs through woods flanked by benches and exercise stations. Lock up the bikes and stop to rent pedal boats, rowboats or kayaks; restrooms but no food concession. BETHPAGE BIKEWAY , Massapequa to Woodbury MILES 12.7The bikeway through the Massapequa Preserve features a shady trail next to a tranquil stream. Continue north along the Bethpage State Parkway through Farmingdale to Bethpage State Park, passing its renowned golf courses. Ride north through the woodlands of Bethpage State Park and open meadows of Trail View State Park. Both the Northern and Southern approaches to the park have some short, steep […]