Just outside New York City, one of the most populous cities in the nation, Long Island offers visitors an escape from the ordinary.

Hike through a 200-year old Sunken Forest in Fire Island’s ocean dunes; or find a trail leading up to the highest point on Long Island at Jayne’s Hill.

Explore the rare Dwarf Pines in the Pine Barren region; set out on a bird-watching tour or discover the bluff-top hiking trails on the north end of the Greenbelt Trail system.

Or grab your bike (or rent one) and find a trail that will give you a thrill.

Find local bike rental listings here, info on local bike tour companies offering multi-day excursions and bike tour companies offering vineyard tours, as well as a range of amazing trails that are sure to take your breath away.