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Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt

From steep hills to old fields to quiet wetlands, this 20-mile National Recreation Trail offers surprising diversity. From Cold Spring Harbor, where mountain laurels bloom in June, the trail crosses Long Island to Massapequa Preserve watershed, where dozens of species of birds stop on their fall and spring migrations. Paths for mountain bikers parallel parts of this trail, and a loop in the Plainview area provides a connection with the Walt Whitman Trail.

photo: A scene along the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail in Massapequa Preserve, Long Island NY. Photo by Mike Helbing/Metrotrails.

Length: 22.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Greenway
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Suburban
State(s): New York
Counties: Nassau, Suffolk
Longitude: -73.46641
Latitude: 40.75278

Driving Directions

South Trailhead - Ocean Ave/Merrick Road, Massapequa. North Trailhead - Rt25A in Cold Spring Harbor.

Description

CAUTION: Trails are maintained as hiking trails only unless marked as suitable for multi-use. Public schedule of 100 led hikes/year.

Additional Details

Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: Grass or Vegetation
Wood chips
Wood, running plank

Maximum Grade: 17%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: 321
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1993

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Nancy Manfredonia
Board of Directors
Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference
P. O. Box 5636
Hauppage , NY 11788
(631) 360-0753
ligreenbelt@verizon.net
http://ligreenbelt.org

Information Contact:
James Van Tassell
Board of Directors
Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference
Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference, Inc
P.O. Box 5636
Hauppauge , NY 11788
(631) 360-0753
james.vantassell@ligreenbelt.org
http://ligreenbelt.org

 

Photos

A scene along the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail in Massapequa Preserve, Long Island NY. Photo by Mike Helbing/Metrotrails.

A scene along the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail in Massapequa Preserve, Long Island NY. Photo by Mike Helbing/Metrotrails.

Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail in Massapequa Preserve, Long Island NY. Photo by Mike Helbing/Metrotrails.

Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail in Massapequa Preserve, Long Island NY. Photo by Mike Helbing/Metrotrails.

 

Nassau-Suffolk Trail in Cold Spring Harbor State Park NY. Photo by Mike Helbing/Metrotrails.

Nassau-Suffolk Trail in Cold Spring Harbor State Park NY. Photo by Mike Helbing/Metrotrails.

View of Inner Harbor on Nassau-Suffolk Trail in Cold Spring Harbor State Park NY. Photo by Mike Helbing/Metrotrails.

View of Inner Harbor on Nassau-Suffolk Trail in Cold Spring Harbor State Park NY. Photo by Mike Helbing/Metrotrails.

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