One of my favorite things to do when the weather is nice is ride my bike. Lucky for me Long Island is full of wonderful parks equipped with bike paths. With spring (hopefully) approaching here is a list of some of my favorites for you to try out.
Belmont state park
A favorite of mine because of its proximity to my house but also because the off shoot paths are often very quiet. Once you reach the park itself it is easy to spend a day on its winding paths. Plus you can ditch the bike and spend some time renting paddle boats or using any of the facilities there.
Jones beach bike path
This one is very long and can easily be an entire day. Start at Wantagh and ride to field 5. Then spend the afternoon on the beach before heading back. If that’s too much for you, park at field 5 and then ride a shorter path down along the causeway.
One of my favorite parks on the Island. Not just because the paths are rustic but because you can explore all the old buildings as well. Mixing the outdoors with a bit of local history. Many of the paths can be a little difficult as they are not paved and are downhill. Those lead to the beach. It is a wonderful way to spend a nice spring day!
Located in Montauk, you might as well make a weekend of it. Bring your bike and spend some time at the beach. These paths can be a bit tough but if you like biking then its worth the challenge. Spend the weekend camping or rent a cute AirBNB in town.
On the grounds of an old mental hospital this bike path can make for an interesting day out. Whether you use your bike or spend time hiking the trails most of the buildings are still intact although you can’t go in. It has a haunting yet interesting atmosphere and sets itself apart as one of the most unique parks on the Island.