The 10 Best Hiking Trails on Long Island
I found this article on Huffington Post and now I’m inspired. I’ve only been to one from the list, and that was years ago. So now I want to see how many I can do this summer!
I didn’t like that the list didn’t have links, so I went and found a link for each one. You’re welcome!
- David Weld Sanctuary | Nissequogue
3 mile track. Very limited parking.
- Mashomack Preserve | Shelter Island
12 miles of coastline plus miles of trails. Open 9-5 (March-Sept). Suggest donation of $2. Requires ferry ride.
- Sunken Forest | Fire Island
1.5 mile trail. Requires ferry, private boat, or 8 mile walk.
This is a place I went to many times in my childhood. Definitely time for a revisit!
- Caumsett State Park | Lloyd Harbor
“Miles” of trails. $8 vehicle fee or Empire Pass.
- Walking Dunes of Hither Hills State Park | East Hampton
“Miles” of trails. $10 vehicle fee or Empire Pass.
- Seal Haul Out Hike | Montauk
Actually part of Montauk Point State Park. $8 vehicle fee or Empire Pass.
- Money Pond Trail | Montauk
Also part of Montauk Point State Park, just a different section. $8 vehicle fee or Empire Pass.
- West Hills County Park | Melville
Not a lot of info on the website, but this one is close enough to just check it out.
- Cedar Island Lighthouse | East Hampton
Part of Cedar Point County Park. More vagueness from the website.
- Muttontown Preserve | Syosset
Miles of trails. Monthly Nature Walks (looks fun). Don’t know about the fee.
Now, I may not be much of a “hiker” so maybe I don’t know the difference between great hiking and great walking trails, but here are a two of my favorite Long Island places to walk in nature:
- Bayard Cutting Arboretum | Oakdale
Miles of paths. Some paved, some rougher. $8 vehicle fee or Empire Pass.
- Belmont State Park | Babylon
7.6 miles of trails. $8 vehicle fee or Empire Pass.
Anybody have any other favorites to add?