52:41. It is definitely a nice trail though. Recently completed with small parking area at north end. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Very buggy but a great way to explore. Also, consider carrying a small saw. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Beautiful scenery and nicely paved. The Bethpage Bikeway, was extended from its original northern terminus to the Long Island Rail Road station … LIRR bike-boarding passes are available for a $5 one time fee. Compared to the the bike trail I did last week in New Jersey, this trail was much better because the NJ trail was very narrow and it was gravel. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. I have NEVER seen that before but it just turns out I was doing 1200 meter intervals that day so it came in handy. Modeled after Citi Bike, Bethpage Ride will make 100 bright orange bicycles available at 24 locations in Suffolk. Bethpage Bikeway... Downstate New York State Biking. by a conservationist mountain biking group. Good to be able to jump onto the paved road when things get a little tiring! When the bike path crosses Clark St, take Clark east about four blocks to Park Blvd. There's even a Carvel ice cream shop on Park Blvd. There are many cracks and bumps especially near the beginning of trail. Depending upon what time of the day you go, you will see some very nice wild life towards the north end of the trail and some nice ecological (e.g turtles, fish and some exotic birds) towards the south end. Moderately traveled. This scenic trail brings you through 2 State Parks, 2 wetland preserves and 2 town parks. This is a great trail for a Road Bike, a Hybrid Bike, or a Dual Sport Bike but, it is loaded with People ignoring the signs that state "NO DOGS ALLOWED". I started in Bethpage State Park and went north towards Syosset. We parked on Harvard Drive off of Washington Avenue because the parking lot at Washington Avenue and Executive Drive was full. We started in the Bethpage park picnic area and rode down to Massepeque preserve then back up for a total of 12 miles. Directions & Hours. There are underpasses for crossing the major roadways and surface level crossings for other roadway, but … Most folks stop at Sunrise Highway, but you can cross Sunrise, turn right a half block, and take the path for another short distance. A few meandering walkers blocked the path but not too bad. Once you get moving it will give you another ten more miles onto your ride. Very pretty scenery passing the lakes. Well kept, well marked bike path. Mostly smooth Pros: In excellent condition. This property is not currently available for sale. Or, head into the north most part of the picnic area, to the right of the "Eagle" gazebo. The trail is open for bike riding, running and walking. The trail can be a bit dangerous because there are some crossing to get to the other side where the train bisects the road to continue riding through the scenic trail. A nice ride, best on weekdays with less traffic. Both Trail View State Park and Bethpage State Park feature cross-country skiing trails. Just used this trail for the first time. I biked with my friend for 7 miles before we realized it would take another 7 to get back to the car. In a few decades, the trees along the sides of this trail, especially in the south, will be mostly gone. The bike trails are awesome. I've never had any issue and ride this trail twice a week with my road bike. In 0.2 mile, continue onto Executive Dr./S. 8/14/2012. In 0.5 mile, turn right onto E. Bethpage Road, and take the first left for trailhead parking. Not smooth enough for me, but if you're a casual rider with a mountain bike looking for a mellow trail to do then this is just fine. I don't remember seeing any place for water, restrooms, or trash. We started our ride at the beginning of the paved trail in Plainview, rode through Bethpage, and the Massapequa Creek ending at Sunrise Highway by the train tracks. Bethpage State Park — Farmingdale There are actually two bike trails here. Get a FREE Rail Trails Guidebook when you become a Member with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Both the Northern and Southern approaches to the park have some short, steep hills. Not for the racer but perfect for a fun ride with the family. Go 0.2 mile, turn left onto Sunnyside Blvd., and immediately turn left onto Executive Dr./S. Cross at the light and make a left to hit the paved path. The current Trulia Estimate for 15645 Bethpage Trl is $520,694. Stats Avg Trail Rating. An easy ride on the LIRR from the Penn Station in Manhattan to a great and scenic Nassau County trail. Old Bethpage, NY 1 1.6 mi 2.5 km #2 Hoffa. it's closed. 43 friends. But when traveling to other states, we enjoy exploring bike trails for laid-back, recreational biking - we bring our bicycles (wide tire comfort), or rent when we fly. Hiking and mountain biking trails run along the bike path, and the trail experience is much greener as it follows the edge of the park, crossing over a few well-marked neighborhood roads, such as Old Bethpage and Haypath Roads.In 1.4 miles, the path enters Bethpage State Park at Haypath Road. Best place to park IMHO is East Bethpage Road, just north of Old Country Road (GPS 40.77976, -73.4554). The scenery is nice as you approach the lakes and swampy areas. Can be a little crowded on weekends. The trail crosses a multitude of streets and some are quite busy. There were a few park benches at the ponds to sit and enjoy watching the swans and Mallard ducks. Theres tons of mountain bike trails throughout Bethpage park, so it could send you in the wrong direction. ... 5.1 mi 8.2 km #1 Blue Trail South. Bethpage State Park 99 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, Farmingdale (516) 249-0701 Hiking trails and golf courses are open. Local Trail Association. The trail is broken up by three parks on Long Island which are Trail View State Park, Bethpage State Park, and Massapequa Preserve. Or go straight, directly past the light pole to get to the mountain bike path. Cool. Service Road. There are bathrooms at the Bethpage State Park parking/picnic area. Bethpage State Park Farmingdale Length: 1 mile (connects to Bethpage Bikeway, which is 14 miles stretching from the Massapequa LIRR station to Trail … This suburban (Long Island) New York bike path has two personalities: (1) running alongside roadways connecting suburban neighborhoods, and (2) passing through lovely parks which take you on a more tranquill and shaded ride that makes you forget you're in the middle of Long Island. The path is shared walkers ,runners and bikers and it did tend to get a little busy. Go early in the morning if you don’t want to deal with all of the people walking across the whole path, people pushing strollers and kids on bikes or scooters. I have been riding this trail since I was 12. Arguably the nicest segment of the bikeway, the shaded, well-paved preserve is dotted with lakes, ponds, reservoirs, and marshland. To the right in 0.2 mile is a parking area for the trail. I will definitely return. It is always a great ride. Tom was super helpful in going over the map of the trail and how to use the bike and gears. There are kiosks with maps and information, benches and pull off spots. We rode to Sunrise Highway and back, about 20 miles round trip. You pass a lot of cool ponds and ride along a stream which may have a family of ducks enjoying the water. However, just east of the Massapequa Preserve there are shops on Park Blvd. from the southern border (it's marked) of bethpage state park on northward to the trails terminus (2 or so miles past old country road and well north of what the map here indicates) it's wide and smooth and pretty. Families traveling with young children should be very alert whenever approaching trail stop signs, as some of the crossings are at highway access ramps where traffic is moving very fast.Most of the trail’s right-of-way occupies a portion of open space serving as a buffer zone between a major highway and nearby residential neighborhoods. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. Thu 12/06 (27.6 kilometers) Bethpage Mtn Tue 12/04 (20.5 kilometers) Bethpage Mtn Sat 12/01 (25.8 kilometers) Bethpage Mtn Thu 11/29 (25.9 kilometers) Bethpage Mtn Sat 11/24 (22.0 kilometers) Glacier Ridge Mtn Sun 11/18 (27.7 kilometers) Bethpage Mtn Thu 11/15 (21.0 kilometers) Bethpage Mtn Sat 11/10 (20.3 kilometers) Bethpage Mountain Used most of this trail for my ride from north shore to Jones Beach. Not going to be any crazy "Lance Armstrong" types on this trail due to the bumps which is actually a good thing for families and slower more casual cyclists. Since this is a shared bike path with pedestrians and other riders, a C+ should be reasonable pace. Tom was super helpful in going over the map of the trail and how to use the bike and gears. Love this trail. All dogs I saw were on leashes. Just a nice place to be. 91 reviews. We loved this ride and look forward to going back. at Merrick Road of this trail today and OH MY WRISTS! It still is beautiful and well maintained. Embed review. From my parking spot going south, it is about 11 miles. The trail’s southern terminus is at Massapequa Lake, where Ocean Avenue meets Merrick Road. Paved all the way from south shore to Trail View state park in Jericho/Syosset (and you can go further north all the way to Cold Spring Harbor). Funny. We had a great view of a little girl ride her bike too close to the parrallel swamp and fall right in, then sat there crying cause her father was screaming at her. The $6 parking fee at bethpage park includes a fancy bathroom facility that smells like cinnamon. The restrooms will be open … Not a great ride if your going for speed. If youre lookng to stay along this trail, just keep parallel to the 135. FAMILY FRIENDLY: EISENHOWER PARK. But the little lake along the trail (~2 mi south of Bethpage state park) has become a trash dump. find trail maps, reviews, photos & driving directions on traillink.com For the starting point, park at the picnic area lot in Bethpage State Park and look for white triangles on trees south of the gatehouse. Length: 4 miles. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. It connects to numerous hiking paths along the way. Pick your own pace and mileage as you pedal between parks on the Bethpage Bikeway. The Bethpage Bikeway was nice break from being cut off by vehicles, car doors, and traffic lights. Trails The 1.3 mile nature trail winds through a wooded area at the rear of the park. Parking at East Bethpage Rd and Old Country Rd (free) Parking at Washington Ave and Executive Dr. (free) Parking at Bethpage State Park across from Bethpage polo at the park. There are some cracks and debris that make in-line skating somewhat difficult. MC Photo & Travel June 28, 2014 Free parking near Washington and east Bethpage road. Perfect day for a bike ride along the Bethpage Bike Trail. This well-maintained section of the trail offers the best opportunity to escape into nature.After rounding Massapequa Reservoir, the path crosses Sunrise Highway and turns right to complete the final mile through the preserve. There are several options for quick trails, but this spot (3800 Mahlon Brower Dr.; 516-763-0710, hempsteadny.gov) has a one-mile bicycle trail that runs in the park and includes marshy water views. The Bikeway is OPEN! In another three-quarters of a mile, the hiking trail briefly rejoins the bike path to cross Old Bethpage Road, and then again bears left and diverges from the bike path. Cyclists, walkers, and runners were all very respectful of each other when passing. There is even a portion of the trail that is marked in 1/10 miles. Bethpage Bikeway Trail is a 14.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bethpage, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. It serves as a very nice walking trail. Modeled after Citi Bike, Bethpage Ride will make 100 bright orange bicycles available at 24 locations in Suffolk. One lap is … Trails (view details) 15. This trail is GRAND. As such, views are either of residents’ back yards, the highway itself, or dense foliage. Local Trail Association. Save. Other thenn the idiots with dogs, it is a great ride and very one at that. It started out as mostly tree-lined and covered, but trees thinned out farther out. All in all about 23 miles one way. It is wider than most asphalt trails and was in excellent shape. Similar to the Vanderbilt path, there were pedestrians and cyclists with ear plugs or headphones. Road path is impossible to miss, dirt trail marked by wooden post. COVID-19 UPDATE: New York State Parks are currently open.If you plan on visiting, please wear a face covering and maintain social distance. Exit at Old Bethpage Rd. Find 0 photos of the 19 Manchester Dr home on Zillow. Each on-road suburban stretch is broken up by one of three beautiful parks in the Long Island region: Trail View State Park, Bethpage State Park, and Massapequa Preserve.Beginning at the northern terminus on Woodbury Road, the asphalt path follows the highly trafficked Sunnyside Boulevard Extension for the first mile, passing a corporate office park on the left before curving sharply right to remain on Sunnyside Boulevard. This off-road, marked loop trail has a variety of terrain through a pine forest and two challenging hills. I am definitely going to come back, but I’ll try and find a path of of a road so we don’t have to pay the $8 for the state park. After you pass this area (crossing into the Massapequa section it becomes far more smooth (and beautiful). The northern end of the trail is located near the Syosset Long Island Railroad station, which makes it an easy destination for riders from the City. The path travels next to a golf course before popping out on the other side of the park. Start from Brady Park in massapequa, take it alll the way north, along bethpage parkway to the park. Hakan Pesman 2,131 views. Next Generation Mountain Bike Trail Maps. I will check this out sometime in the future as well as ride the bike trail south toward Massapequa. Share review. Yes, there are a few bumps in the south, but nothing even a road bike can't handle. A bike path was constructed along the Bethpage State Parkway in the 1970s using the alignment once reserved for the southern extension and land along the east side of the current parkway. A 930-ACRE OASIS OF OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION in the heart of Nassau County, Eisenhower Park is one of the largest public spaces in the New York metropolitan area – larger, in fact, than Central Park. 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