Bethpage State Park - Massapequa Preserve Bike Path

Massapequa, New York

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This path runs from the middle of the Island in Bethpage to the south shore village of Massapequa, paralleling the southern section of the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail. Despite the fact that it is in the heart of a densely populated area, it provides a quiet, bucolic environment that is rare in this part of the island. The northern starting point of the path is the Bethpage State Park picnic area parking lot in the northwest corner of the park. The path runs south through the park over scenic and rather hilly terrain on an excellently paved path passing the Bethpage Park Polo Field. The path then skirts the western edge of the park, providing open views of the Blue and Yellow golf courses before exiting the park. For the next 2 miles or so the path runs along the Bethpage State Parkway where at points it comes quite close to the roadway as it swoops under overpasses. Also along this section are several road crossings requiring some care.
Short Bike Rides on Long Island

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Short Bike Rides on Long Island

by Phil Angelillo (The Globe Pequot Press)

This path runs from the middle of the Island in Bethpage to the south shore village of Massapequa, paralleling the southern section of the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail. Despite the fact that it is in the heart of a densely populated area, it provides a quiet, bucolic environment that is rare in this part of the island. The northern starting point of the path is the Bethpage State Park picnic area parking lot in the northwest corner of the park. The path runs south through the park over scenic and rather hilly terrain on an excellently paved path passing the Bethpage Park Polo Field. The path then skirts the western edge of the park, providing open views of the Blue and Yellow golf courses before exiting the park. For the next 2 miles or so the path runs along the Bethpage State Parkway where at points it comes quite close to the roadway as it swoops under overpasses. Also along this section are several road crossings requiring some care.

©  Phil Angelillo/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Massapequa
Distance: 8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Topo Map: Bethpage State Park - Massapequa Preserve Bike Path Topographic Map
Guide Book: Short Bike Rides on Long Island Guide Book
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8/8/2010

I really enjoyed this ride. I did it in conjunction with a ride on the Jones Beach trail.

5/16/2010

Nice ride in the woods, be cautious while passing the roads, the trees are like a shed over you, so you can do it even in the hot climate conditions.

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