Places I’ll Go

placesThe 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!

    1. David Weld Sanctuary | Nissequogue
      3 mile track. Very limited parking.
    2. Mashomack Preserve | Shelter Island
      12 miles of coastline plus miles of trails. Open 9-5 (March-Sept). Suggest donation of $2. Requires ferry ride.
    3. 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!
    4. Caumsett State Park | Lloyd Harbor
      “Miles” of trails. $8 vehicle fee or Empire Pass.
    5. Walking Dunes of Hither Hills State Park | East Hampton
      “Miles” of trails. $10 vehicle fee or Empire Pass.
    6. Seal Haul Out Hike | Montauk
      Actually part of Montauk Point State Park. $8 vehicle fee or Empire Pass.
    7. Money Pond Trail | Montauk
      Also part of Montauk Point State Park, just a different section. $8 vehicle fee or Empire Pass.
    8. West Hills County Park | Melville
      Not a lot of info on the website, but this one is close enough to just check it out.
    9. Cedar Island Lighthouse | East Hampton
      Part of Cedar Point County Park. More vagueness from the website.
    10. 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:

Anybody have any other favorites to add?


9 thoughts on “Places I’ll Go

    • Yes! Especially the far away ones. Need company in the car. And can throw Sandy’s bike on the back so she can come too.


  1. Nature trail at watch hill, the beach boardwalks that you already visit a lot, connecquat(sp) state park, empire pass, May have extra fee depending on the day, talks by the Nassau at museum, and the talks at the gold coast museum, you know the place the used to hold renaissance faires at


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