Mastic, NY Hiking Trails and Maps

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Length
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Bethpage Bikeway

13.4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Branford Trolley Trail

0.6 mi
State: CT
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Farmington Canal Heritage Trail

47.6 mi
State: CT
Asphalt

Hanover Pond Trail

1 mi
State: CT
Asphalt

Jones Beach Boardwalk

4 mi
State: NY
Boardwalk

Kings Park Hike & Bike Trail

1.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

North Shore Rail Trail

10.4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway

13.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Pequonnock River Trail

13.6 mi
State: CT
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Quinnipiac River Gorge Trail

1.3 mi
State: CT
Asphalt

Vanderbilt Motor Parkway

3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

EPCAL Alternative Transportation Path

9.28 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Ellen Farrant Memorial Bikeway

5.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Larkin State Park Trail

10.8 mi
State: CT
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Mosholu-Pelham Greenway

10.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Niantic Bay Boardwalk

1.1 mi
State: CT
Boardwalk, Concrete, Gravel

Quinnipiac Linear Trail

2.1 mi
State: CT
Asphalt, Gravel

Savin Rock Trail

1.2 mi
State: CT
Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion

Shoreline Greenway Trail

4.1 mi
State: CT
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Derby Greenway

1.97 mi
State: CT
Asphalt, Dirt

Jack Harrington White Plains Greenway

1.2 mi
State: NY
Woodchips

Norwalk River Valley Trail

12.2 mi
State: CT
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Parks to Ports Greenway Trail

3.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Ridgefield Rail Trail

2.3 mi
State: CT
Gravel

Naugatuck River Greenway

7.4 mi
State: CT
Asphalt

Laurelton Greenway

0.6 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Northport Rail Trail

0.75 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Overview The paved 13.4-mile Bethpage Bikeway runs alongside suburban roads for long segments of the route, but it’s much more than a suburban trail. Each on-road suburban stretch is broken up by...
NY 13.4 mi Asphalt
About the Route The Branford Trolley Trail is essentially a long footbridge occupying an old bridge along the route of an abandoned trolley track. The 0.6-mile bridge links nature trails on both...
CT 0.6 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel
Overview First a canal, then a railroad, and now a trail defines the history of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. Completed segments span Connecticut south to north, from New Haven to the...
CT 47.6 mi Asphalt
The Hanover Pond Trail is a mile-long rail-trail in Meriden, Connecticut offering scenic natural escape combined with historical exploration. The smooth asphalt trail is open to a diverse range of...
CT 1 mi Asphalt
Overview Joe Michaels Mile closely follows the Cross Island Parkway thoroughfare through northeastern Queens for 3.2 miles. About the Route The northernmost point along the trail leaves off...
NY 3.2 mi Asphalt
The Jones Beach Boardwalk traverses Jones Beach State Park, running parallel (and south of) Ocean Parkway. The pleasant pathway offers views of the beach and the ocean. Although bicycles are...
NY 4 mi Boardwalk
The Kings Park Hike & Bike Trail runs for 1.5 miles between Old Dock Road at Church Street in Kings Park and Nissequogue River State Park. The trail is a town of Smithtown park and follows an...
NY 1.5 mi Asphalt
Overview The North Shore Rail Trail, formerly known as the Rails to Trails Recreational Path, is a 10.4-mile multi-use recreational path. About the Route From its eastern endpoint on Wading...
NY 10.4 mi Asphalt
Overview The Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway parallels its namesake roadway 13.7-mile trail on Jones Beach Island, an outer barrier island off the southern coast of Long Island, NY. About the...
NY 13.7 mi Asphalt
The Pequonnock River Trail is not a name you will see on the ground along this developing trail in southwestern Connecticut. Formalized in 2001 by the state, the regional trail pieced together...
CT 13.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Quinnipiac River Gorge Trail is a 1.3-mile rail-trail in Meridan, Connecticut. The trail occupies the former railbed of the Meriden, Waterbury & Connecticut River Railroad, a 17-mile line which...
CT 1.3 mi Asphalt
The Setauket-Port Jefferson Station Greenway Trail stretches just over 3 miles along Long Island’s north shore. Construction was completed in two phases with the first trail section opening in 2009...
NY 3.4 mi Asphalt

This trail is the legacy of the first elevated roadway in the United States, constructed by William K. Vanderbilt in 1904. Vanderbilt created the parkway to get to his family’s estate in Long...

NY 3 mi Asphalt
Overview The EPCAL Alternative Transportation Path loops around the 2,900-acre Enterprise Park at Calverton (hence its name: EPCAL) on New York’s Long Island and links to the Town of Riverhead’s...
NY 9.28 mi Asphalt
When Jones Beach State Park opened on Long Island’s South Shore in the late 1920s, a series of scenic parkways was built on infill dredged from nearby towns to connect New Yorkers to the new public...
NY 5.5 mi Asphalt
The Larkin State Park Trail meanders 10.8 miles through the woods and around the lakes and low hills of southwestern Connecticut. The rail-trail follows the route of the New York & New England...
CT 10.8 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The Mosholu-Pelham Greenway connects several parks and recreational opportunities in New York City's north and central Bronx neighborhoods. A portion of the trail is also part of the growing East...
NY 10.3 mi Asphalt
Bookended by beaches and offering gorgeous vistas of Niantic Bay, the Niantic Bay Boardwalk is a must-do excursion in the small Connecticut village of Niantic, part of the larger Town of East Lyme....
CT 1.1 mi Boardwalk, Concrete, Gravel
The Qunnipiac Linear Trail is an easy multipurpose path in Wallingford, Connecticut. The trail skirts Community Lake while traveling a heavily wooded corridor along the Quinnipiac River. It is one of...
CT 2.1 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Savin Rock Trail offers just over a mile of paved pathway along West Haven’s coastline. Along the way, you’ll enjoy picturesque views of Long Island Sound and access to its sandy beaches. The west...
CT 1.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion
When complete, Connecticut’s Shoreline Greenway Trail will be a scenic 25-mile route through four quaint New England towns off Long Island Sound. From Lighthouse Point to Hammonasset Beach State Park,...
CT 4.1 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
Overview Running alongside both the Housatonic and Naugatuck Rivers, the Derby Greenway demonstrates a seamless integration of Connecticut’s natural river systems and parks with man-made...
CT 1.97 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Jack Harrington White Plains Greenway was recently renamed to honor a long-time member of the city's conservation board. The trail's corridor follows the former New York, Westchester & Boston...
NY 1.2 mi Woodchips
When completed, the Norwalk River Valley Trail will run from Danbury to Long Island Sound in southwestern Connecticut, for a total of about 27 miles. Currently, several disconnected sections totaling...
CT 12.2 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel
This shared-use path was built as part of the improvement of NY State Route 347 in Suffolk County. SR 347 is a 15-mile arterial between Hauppauge and Port Jefferson, and the trail is envisioned to...
NY 3.7 mi Asphalt
The Ridgefield Rail-Trail meanders for nearly 2.5 miles through the forested exburbs of Ridgefield, Connecticut. The trail passes among suburban acreages, along a creek at one point, and past a couple...
CT 2.3 mi Gravel
The Naugatuck River Greenway will one day span 44 miles from Torrington to Derby in western Connecticut, but is currently open in a few short, disconnected segments totaling just over 7 miles. The...
CT 7.4 mi Asphalt
The Laurelton Greenway is a short but well-maintained multiuse path connecting the neighborhoods of Jamaica and Rosedale in southern Queens, NY. The two-lane paved trail starts in Jamaica, and travels...
NY 0.6 mi Asphalt
Overview The Northport Rail Trail runs for 0.75 miles in the suburbs of Northport on Long Island, NY. About the Route The northern end of the Northport Rail Trail is located along Elwood Rd....
NY 0.75 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Recent Trail Reviews

Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway

Enjoyable Ride

June, 2024 by manselmo77

One of my favorite rides of LI. Good speeds/pace going east. Return headwind can be tough.

Ellen Farrant Memorial Bikeway

Easy Ride

June, 2024 by manselmo77

Flat, great breeze and plenty of sun. Beautiful views heading down to Jones Beach then connect to Ocean Pkwy. Easily put in 20-30 miles round trip.

Ellen Farrant Memorial Bikeway

Bad Repair Work

June, 2024 by ph7trhf8fg

Was good until they did some repair maintenance on the pavement a few years back. Now is got bumps and humps along the entire length. Really poor quality work.

Accordion

Pequonnock River Trail

Bring your phone with GPS

May, 2024 by sboaters_tl

My wife and I did this trail on touring bikes, starting at Glenwood Park in Bridgeport, and proceeded northward. Easy to follow until Twin Brooks Park where the trail joins the park trails but there is no signage from here northward. Nice surface but we had to stop NUMEROUS times to look at our GPS to determine our location and which trail/path to take. Then finding the Tait Road starting point for the next section was a challenge. Either print out the Trail Description and have a map, and/or have your phone handy as there are very few, if any, signs showing where the trail goes. A nice series of trails once you find them but don't expect ANY directional advice.

North Shore Rail Trail

Relaxed ride for family

May, 2024 by qfranco10

Yes it's along powerlines, but the ride is nice and easy, there are a few places to stop and enjoy a break. Most road crossings have crossing lights.

Parks to Ports Greenway Trail

unpleasant

May, 2024 by pvdx6j56f6

Right along a busy 6 lane road where people seem to race between stoplights and show off their sub par modified exhaust systems. Bring your earplugs.

Farmington Canal Heritage Trail

Farmington/Heritage

May, 2024 by blujeepin76

Over run with cyclists. Many very inconsiderate. They don’t ring their bell until right behind you. Should be a biking speed limit. Many older people can’t move out of the way when there are pairs of cyclists that stay side by side. Extremely inconsiderate. Not all but too many are.

North Shore Rail Trail

Fairly flat

May, 2024 by z4g9gshqpr

Only two things keeping this from being a 5 star are the numerous road crossings and the fact that the trail is under power lines. Best in the area.

Pequonnock River Trail

outstanding!

May, 2024 by iemontejo

Make sure to understand the trail entry points!

Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway

Nice and long bike path

December, 2023 by kzhang20000

During the summer, there are more than 2 stops along the way you can buy drinks and food.

27 mile total. On my way back, I was riding against the wind, so tired......

Vanderbilt Motor Parkway

It's not bad

December, 2023 by kzhang20000

It's not too long, but watch out for sharp turns and steep climb onto the cross over bridge.
Also there were junkies in the Allie pond park parking lot asking people for money.

Vanderbilt Motor Parkway

Entire trail now reopened, repaved, with historic signs

November, 2023 by tom0153

The history of the Long Island Motor Parkway (as it was first recalled) is revealed with signage along the length of the Parkway, including the site of the Jacob Johnson Family Burial Ground who appears in the 1830 Census as a "free colored man." At least two of his sons served in a segregated unit in the Civil War. He was a farmer in the area until retirement when he lived very close to Alley Pond.
The length of the entire park roadway, designated as part of the Greenway, has been repaved.
Review other park features when you come. In another area of the larger Alley Pond Park is found the oldest and tallest tree in NYC, already growing at the time of George Washington, known as the Alley Pond Giant. Hiking trails throughout the Park are well maintained.

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