Bethpage Bikeway

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The Bethpage Bikeway is one of Long Island's most popular trails. It connects Merrick Road in Massapequa with Bethpage State Park, and includes additional trail north to Trail View State Park in Woodbury. There are a few parkway exit crossings and a few moderately busy street crossings but safe for families with kids. All crossings are clearly marked, and drivers are generally courteous and alert.

A major road crossing at Sunrise Highway, near the trail's southern end, has a stop light and crossing lane for safety.

Parking and Trail Access

Take Route 135 to the Bethpage State Park exit and enter where you see signs for the picnic grounds. Note that there's a parking fee during the season. Ask anyone in the parking lot at Bethpage Park where the paved trail begins.

There is also a large parking lot at the Long Island Railroad station with direct access to trail. No fees.

Reviews

Really not for road bikes

   June, 2014 by cannondale rider 2014

Another commenter mentioned it's not easy on the wrists and I agree. That is for those of us with road bikes. More so once you get into the Massapequa Preserve too. Not smooth enough for me, but if you're a casual rider with a mountain bike looking for ...read more

Great Trail BUT

   April, 2014 by chrischaos

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". Because of this, it is a dangerous ride when you are on a bike. Other thenn the idiots with dogs, ...read more

Good Spring Ride

   April, 2014 by mssmoc

Tried the trail for the first time yesterday. Nice easy ride but a little tough on the wrists due to pavement variation. A few meandering walkers blocked the path but not too bad. Some swans also occupied the path as you neared the end of the southern ...read more