LI Summer: Bike trails around Long Island

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It's green and serene, and you don't have to worry about traffic! Long Island has some great bike paths for family fun.

Here's our guide of bike trails on Long Island:  

Nassau County

Bethpage State Park 
Farmingdale
Length: 1 mile (connects to Bethpage Bikeway, which is 14 miles stretching from the Massapequa LIRR station to Trail View State Park in Woodbury) 
Terrain: Flat
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Eisenhower Park 
East Meadow 
Length: 3 miles
Terrain: Paved pathway 
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Hempstead Turnpike Shared-Use Path
Uniondale 
Length: 1.5 miles (Oak Street to Merrick Avenue)
Terrain: Paved pathway 

Glen Cove Esplanade 
Glen Cove
Length: 0.4 miles 
Terrain: Paved pathway 

Jones Beach Bike Path
Wantagh
Length: 9 miles
Terrain: Paved pathway
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Long Beach Boardwalk 
Long Beach 
Length: 2.2 miles
Terrain: Wooden boardwalk
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Hempstead Lake State Park 
West Hempstead
Length: 2 miles 
Terrain: Paved pathway
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Valley Stream State Park 
Valley Stream 
Length: 2 miles 
Terrain: Paved Pathway
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Wantagh State Parkway Shared-Use Path 
Wantagh 
Length: 5 miles (from Cedar Creek County Park to Jones Beach State Park)
Terrain: Paved Pathway
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Wantagh County Park
Wantagh 
Length: 2 miles
Terrain: Paved pathway 
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Suffolk County

Belmont Lake State Park 
Babylon
Length: 3 miles (Belmont Lake State Park to Argyle Lake)
Terrain: Paved and unpaved pathways
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Cathedral Pines County Park
Middle Island
Length: 6.5-8 miles (multiple trails)
Terrain: Unpaved pathways 
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Heckscher State Park 
East Islip
Length: 4 miles
Terrain: Paved pathway 
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Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Lloyd Harbor 
Length: 3 miles 
Terrain: Paved pathway
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Sunken Meadow State Park Boardwalk
Kings Park 
Length: 0.75 mile  
Terrain: Paved Pathway/Wooden Boardwalk
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Wildwood State Park 
Wading River
Length: 12 miles 
Terrain: Paved and unpaved pathways   
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West Meadow Beach Shared-Use Path 
Stony Brook 
Length: 1.2 miles 
Terrain: Varies 
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SUNY Stony Brook/Paul Simons Memorial Bike Path 
Stony Brook
Length: 4.6 miles 
Terrain: Paved pathway 
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Setauket-Port Jefferson Greenway
Port Jefferson
Length: 1.2 miles 
Terrain: Paved pathway 
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Riverwalk, Riverhead
Riverhead
Length: 0.3 miles (Peconic Avenue to NY Route 25-East Main Street)
Terrain: Paved pathway 

Nassau Expressway Shared-Use Path
Lawrence
Length: 0.9 miles 
Terrain: Paved pathway 
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Kings Park Bike & Hike Trail
Kings Park 
Length: 1.4 miles (Old Dock Road to St. Johnland Road)
Terrain: Paved pathway

Greenbelt Trail
Holbrook 
Length: 1.2 miles (Singingwood Drive to Live Oak Drive)
Terrain: Paved pathway 
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Connetquot Shared-Use Path
Oakdale 
Length: 2.5 miles (North side of NY-Route 27 from Connetquot Avenue to Oakdale-Bohemia Road)
Terrain: Paved pathway 

Source: NYS DOT

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