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

Wide trails

   September, 2014 by jimair1

I travel a lot for business and always take my running gear with me. I found this trail within a 1/2 mail of my hotel. It is wider than most asphalt trails and was in excellent shape. There is even a portion of the trail that is marked in 1/10 miles. ...read more

Great Scenic Trail

   September, 2014 by rons2feet

Used most of this trail for my ride from north shore to Jones Beach. Beautiful scenic ride through middle of Nassau County, Who knew? Scenery is similar to ride I did from Lake George to Glens Falls w/o the hills. Not for the racer but perfect for a fun ...read more

I rate the trail 5 stars

   September, 2014 by versim

Every weekend I ride to Bethpage state park from Massapequa train station and it is a great ride on asphalt. During the past 3 weeks I discovered that the trail continues past Bethpage to Woodbury Road in Plainview and that was a pleasant surprise. There ...read more