Best Easy Day Hikes Long Island  by Susan Finch

Best Easy Day Hikes: Long Island Guide Book

by Susan Finch (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Long Island  by Susan Finch
Best Easy Day Hikes Long Island includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to- follow hikes on trails that offer a stunning mix of terrain. Hike to the seal hangout at Montauk Point before heading uphill through a hardwood forest to search for the legendary bounty at Money Pond. Or explore the phantom forest of the ever-shifting Walking Dunes.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Long Island" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 20.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 20.

Hike through a colonial-inspired Nissequogue River watershed with historic houses, pine barrens, swampy terrain, and views of a sparkling pond on 543 acres of mostly undeveloped terrain.
Smithtown, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 3
Explore the former grounds of a department-store magnate to see a working dairy farm, freshwater pond, hardwood forest, and secluded views of the Long Island Sound.
Lloyd Harbor, NY - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
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This delightful hike will take you through a forest to bluffs overlooking Gardiners Bay before reaching a former shipping port and an aging lighthouse.
Sag Harbor, NY - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.4
Named for the Connetquot River, Long Island’s largest state park boasts 3,473 acres of land and water and houses bird sanctuaries and an educational fishing hatchery. Stop at the old Grist Mill, walk by a pond full of wood duck and geese, and get to know the resident white-tailed deer nosing for a meal just off the trails.
Oakdale, NY - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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Hike through grassy meadows and make your way around a swamp forest. Stop at the shoreline to explore glaciated remains and delve into the woods to leave suburbia behind. Slip past the iron gate at the parking area and head along the dirt path to the map and information kiosk.
Nissequoque, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
Hike to the legendary lighthouse on Fire Island and explore a nature trail, visit resident deer, and take an ocean-side stroll. Start your hike on the boardwalk adjacent to the entrance and beachside restrooms at Parking Field #5 and enjoy hypnotic ocean views on your right.
Oak Beach, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
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Hike past the largest pond in the Long Pond Greenbelt and venture through wetlands, ponds, and hardwood forests.
Sag Harbor, NY - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.7
Take a hike through the “Jewel of the Peconic” and explore 2,039 acres of tidal creeks, fields, freshwater marshes, and mature oak woodlands.
Shelter Island, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
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Travel to the tip of Long Island and walk along the beach to watch local seals sunbathing. Try your luck for hidden treasure at Money Pond, and end at a picture-perfect lighthouse on the Atlantic.
Montauk, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
Loop through the mysterious trails of Muttontown Preserve to uncover aging ruins, hidden treasure, a walled garden, and rolling, open fields on some 550 acres of preserve.
East Norwich, NY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3
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Saunter through a cathedral forest of white pines and explore one of the country’s oldest pine plantations.
Middle Island, NY - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 0.8
Hike through a watershed for the Peconic River and explore rare coastal plains and pond-shore habitats. But fishermen, hikers, and canine companions aren’t the only park visitors you’ll see on your outdoor journey here. Scientists also come to the area for biological research along the park’s rare coastal plains and pond-shore habitats.
Manorville, NY - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
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Pay a visit to the former home of Teddy Roosevelt. Follow in his historic footsteps to a harbor-side boardwalk and take a stroll through the historic grounds.
Lloyd Harbor, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
Take it easy on a leisurely loop through tall grassy meadows and sloping forests.
Woodbury, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
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Take a walk along the headwaters of the Nissequogue River and explore the shore of a forested pond, an old mill, and tranquil boardwalk crossings.
Hauppauge, NY - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.4
Discover breathtaking views of the Long Island Sound and explore tidal mud flats, a bird sanctuary, meadows, and woodland slopes.
Kings Park, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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Take a hike down to the beach and learn more about this refuge’s thriving birding community. Catch a glimpse of lounging harbor seals and learn about the historic namesake of Target Rock.
Lloyd Harbor, NY - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 1.5
Walk through towering sand dunes that stretch to 80 feet tall, venture through an ominous phantom forest, and learn the mystery of the forever-shifting terrain.
Montauk, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
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Hike through grassy meadows to isolated upland woods on a ninety-seven-acre preserve.
Laurel Hollow, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
Take a hike fit for a poet and see the highest point on Long Island, Jayne’s Hill.
West Hills, NY - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.1
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