Outdoor Adventure – Hiking & Biking

3 Days

Long Island is known for having beautiful outdoor scenery everywhere you go. There is absolutely no better way to enjoy the outdoors on Long Island than to go hiking, biking or exploring through our numerous state & county parks. Whether you are in Nassau or in Suffolk, you will find no shortage of nature paths & outdoor trails.

Day 1

  • Hempstead Lake State Park,
  • (516) 766-1029

Hempstead Lake State Park is a multi use facility. Included are 20 tennis courts, children's playgrounds, bridle trails for horse back riding, biking and hiking trails, shaded picnic areas and a historic hand carved wooden carousel. There is a picnic pavilion available for large parties. For fresh…

  • Ocean Parkway
  • (516) 785-1600

Jones Beach State Park's top attraction has always been swimming. The park offers fine surf bathing along 6.5 miles of ocean beach, one-half mile of bay beach for stillwater bathing, and two swimming pools. The west end of the park provides wonderful surf fishing, a boat basin and undeveloped areas…

Day 2

  • Cold Spring Harbor State Park,
  • (631) 423-1770

The park is comprised of 40 acres of hilly terrain that offer scenic vistas of the Cold Spring Harbor. It features a mixed hardwood forest with notable large oak specimens that measure three feet in diameter, as well as thickets of wild mountain laurel. The area is ideal for birding; observing…

  • 25 Lloyd Harbor Road
  • (631) 423-1770

Caumsett State Historic Park, the former estate of Marshall Field III is situated on a scenic peninsula extending into Long Island Sound, remains essentially undeveloped, offering miles of bridle paths, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and nature trails over acres of woodland, meadows, rock…

  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • (631) 269-4333

Sunken Meadow State Park, fronting on Long Island Sound, has a wide range of topography that sustains a variety of flora and fauna. The three miles of beach meets tall, glacier-formed bluffs at the west end of the shoreline. A man-made dam separates the park's brackish creek and marshes from the…

  • Robert Moses State Park
  • (631) 669-0470

For all of Robert Moses State Park's 875 acres, its most popular attraction is the five miles of white, fine, sandy beaches streching eastward from the Fire Island Inlet. With four bathhouses, a beach shop, it's ideal for swimming and sunning. The park also features ballfields, saltwater fishing…

  • 1350 Old Walt Whitman Road
  • (631) 423-1600

The Melville Marriott Long Island is the largest full-service hotel in Suffolk County. Our Long Island, NY hotel’s features include a 5,000-square-foot atrium-enclosed lobby and 369 spacious guest rooms, each with high-speed Internet access. In addition, this breathtaking Melville hotel's amenities…

Lodging Tip

Another Lodging option is the Hilton Long Island.

Day 3

Dining Tip

For a freshly brewed premium coffee and some perfect fluffy Belgian waffles, or even an early lunch, while overlooking the water after scoping out the trails, go to Wave Seafood & Steak located on the harbor in Port Jefferson at Danford’s Hotel Marina & Spa.

  • Rte. 25 and Rte. 25A
  • (631) 369-1826

Preserving the legacy of Grumman Aerospace on the site of the former Grumman final assembly and flight test center in Calverton, NY.

  • Peconic Bog County Park,
  • (631) 854-4949

Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve is a tiny jewel set in the wetlands of Riverhead. The park is what remains of an abandoned cranberry-growing operation. The 165-acre preserve serves as part of the drainage system of the Peconic River and is a natural reservoir for Long Island's fresh water supply. The…

Insider Tip

Stop in Downtown Riverhead for the best dining options or even some shopping!

  • 5 Cedar Point Road
  • (631) 852-7620

This 607 acre park, with commanding views of Gardiners Bay, offers individual and group camping, picnic areas, boat rentals, surf fishing, nature trails and vehicular access to the outer beach (with permit) and licensed hunting for waterfowl ( in season). A narrow walkable strip connects Cedar…

  • Montauk Point State Parkway
  • (631) 668-3781

Montauk Point State Park, a heavily-wooded tundra leading to the eastern tip of Long Island and the historic Montauk Lighthouse, offers some of the best surf fishing in the world. The view is unique, because, when the water is calm, visitors can clearly see the "race" of converging tides from the…

  • P.O. Box 5048
  • (855) 318-8768

Montauk Yacht Club, located in the hamlet of Montauk, Long Island, New York, is the perfect escape destination for savvy travelers. Our signature lighthouse welcomes you to 35 picturesque acres of world-class services. The resort combines the elements of Living, Learning & Leisure to create a superb…

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