Bethpage State Park - Massapequa Preserve Bike Path

Massapequa, New York 11758

Bethpage State Park - Massapequa Preserve Bike Path

Bethpage State Park - Massapequa Preserve Bike Path Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Bethpage State Park - Massapequa Preserve Bike Path Reviews

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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.
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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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7/1/2009
paved smooth ride, streams, lakes and waterfalls. unfortunately the path is closed at certain points due to a construction project.
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4/22/2009
I ride this on a mountain bike almost daily. I ride from Wantagh early in AM(6:30AM). Wonderful paved path with little use in early morning. Six different road crossings if you go to polo fields in Bethpage. Very safe and during day many families use. Rises to an alitude of 495 feet from approxmately 70 feet.
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9/9/2007
Great trail to do with family- three kids, youngest is 8 all had a great time-had to be careful at some of the road crossings.
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6/17/2007
Great Trail! Who ever thought you would feel like you're riding on a paved trail in the woods in the heart of Long Island.
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6/11/2007
One of the best bike trails I've seen. Very scenec and pieceful. Not too many people on the way, has some hills. Great for any bike (road or mountain). Only problem is that it's too short (actually around 6 miles). If you park in Bethpage Park, you'll have to pay $6. But there's a free small parking lot at the other end of the trail near Sunrise Highway (Look for 4600 Sunrise Hwy)
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7/9/2006
This trail was the last part of a 43 mile ride from Manhattan to Amity Harbor. I entered the Trail off of Center Avenue in Bethpage. Mind the traffic as you will be sharing the on-ramp with vehicles who are entering and exiting the Bethpage State Parkway in order to access the trail from this point. The trail crosses several other ramps and roads which are all clearly marked. Cars in the area yield to cyclists (surprising on Long Island!) at these crossings but caution should be used and signs observed. The trail is beatiful as it meanders under a thick green canopy for most of the way offering some much needed protection from the summer sun. There are numerous lakes and creeks which offer nice places to stop and sit. I, however, had the hammer down (for me, that only means 15-20 mph) and was trying to make good time. The trail was somewhat crowded in the early afternoon but was easily navigated even at hi speeds as I passed roller bladers, runners, walkers and other cyclists although you must be careful when passing around some of the tighter bends. There is some confusion at the Sunrise Highway crossing. You can follow those in front of you but for the most part, just cross at the light and head West for a couple hundred yards in order to pick up the trail on the South side of the Highway. Of my 43 mile ride, the 8 or so miles of the Mass. Preserve Bike Path were the most enjoyable!
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12/1/2001
Nice paved trail passing 2 lakes through woods. Best if ridden early as much pedestrian traffic(walkers, runners, other bikers). Good all year around. Well protected from wind.
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Trail Information

Massapequa
Nearby City
8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level

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Jul 2018