|The Bethpage Bikeway is one of Long Island's most popular trails. It connects Merrick Road in Massapequa with Bethpage State Park, and includes additional trail north to Trail View State Park in Woodbury. There are a few parkway exit crossings and a few moderately busy street crossings but safe for families with kids. All crossings are clearly marked, and drivers are generally courteous and alert.|
Jones Beach Bikeway
|Jones Beach Bikeway is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path on the southwestern end of Long Island that parallels Wantagh Parkway from Seaford to Jones Beach State Park. |
At the trail's northern end is Cedar Creek Park, which offers a spacious 259 acres on which to play tennis, basketball, softball, football, and soccer. Other amenities include an archery range, large playground, dog run, roller rink, sledding hills, and even an aerodrome field for radio-controlled airplanes.
At its southern end, the trail offers access to Jones Beach and the boardwalk. In Jones Beach State Park, travelers can also connect to the Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway, a scenic paved trail along the shoreline that ends at Tobay Beach.