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Explore the best rated trails in Mastic, NY. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Niantic Bay Boardwalk and Ridgefield Rail Trail . With more than 28 trails covering 183 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
The bridge is repaired and the trail is open.
I started my journey in Bethpage Park ($8 to park for the day) and headed south. The Massapequa Preseve is beautiful and certainly the highlight of the trail. I loved how a small, charming stream ran alongside the trail for most of this leg of the trip.
Once I got to Sunrise Hwy, it was a bit confusing because the trail is not obvious to where it picks up on the other side. I found the trail and completed the last mile. Personally, I would not recommend going south of Sunrise Hwy. The trail becomes extremely bumpy and it ends unceremoniously at the corner of a busy intersection. On my next trip, I am avoiding this leg.
Finally I biked back up to Bethpage and continued north. The Trailview State Park portion of the trail is the best maintained, with a freshly paved roadway and beautiful greenery. I didn't go further than the TSP.
All in all it was a fun ride! My next trip I am parking where the trail intersects with Sunrise Hwy and take it all the way north.
Nice short ride but afterwords you can go south on Old Dock Road and relax on a bench and enjoy the water views. Then you can do the Hike and Bike trail again.
This is a nice bike ride. The trail is well paved and very level. Not many other riders/hikers. The unavoidable intersections are very disruptive if you are riding for a steady fast pace or for a strenuous workout. Also not much shade. But if you are biking or walking for an enjoyable bit of exercise, it can't be beat for this area.
Not sure why I did 5 stars on my previous review, but this trail, as scenic as it is, is not deserving of 5 stars. 4 stars at best.
I used to ride this trail as a kid all the time with my dad, and since I am training for a 50 mile bike ride I decided to not do the Jones Beach/Gilgo ride and did this one instead. I started my ride by the Merrick Road entrance and made my way north using the trail. I could not get over how many cracks and bumps there are! I couldn’t ride fast and seriously thought I popped my tire a few times. I don’t remember it being that bad when I was younger. Sadly, the trail didn’t get better until around the Southern State entrance. From there is was smooth sailing to Sunnyside Blvd
Perfect for biking! A complete loop with no road crossings. Interesting scenery. On one side is almost always dense woods. On the other side is a mixture of Grumman remains, train tracks and even a small family graveyard from the 1800's (my favorite part). The only negative was a small stretch next to an old dump, which emits a foul odor.
This paved trail is perfect for biking. I agree with some of the other reviewers that you have to be careful at the road crossings, but you have to expect that in such a densely populated area. 10 miles from end to end, it's a great workout and the scenery is lovely. I routinely see deer and other wildlife during my travels.
I have not ridden the trail for years, but as a teen I rode it many times. As a Bronx trail it’s great. This the Bronx. We were lucky to even have a place to ride. I loved the freedom it gave me as a teen to ride in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Glad it still exists.
Trail is an easy walk with beautiful views. 1.7 miles out and back
Great trail, most of it in the forest. A few areas of deep sand and a few mud bogs to go thru, but that's what makes it fun! I will be going back to this one.
Road part of this trail as an out and back in conjunction with the Southwick RT and the Columbia Greenway RT from Avon, CT, to Westfield, MA, an approximately 50 mile round trip (25 on the Farmington Canal Trail).
The trail is in very good condition. The transition to the Southwick Trail at the CT/MA border (with no road crossing) is seamless.
Road crossings decrease as you head north and are well marked with push-button warning signals to alert traffic.
Half Mile Falls Park at the north end of the Columbia Trail in Westfield is definitely worth a stop!
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