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

Kick off your day with a sunrise bike ride or run on the recently renovated Long Beach Boardwalk. Overlook the ocean and Long Beach’s favorite beaching spot bright and early while enjoying a smooth ride in the bike lane.

Dining Tip

Grab some breakfast after your boardwalk run at Diner By The Sea. Famously known for their rainbow milkshakes, they also serve up amazing breakfast & brunch options just a few steps away from the boardwalk.

  • 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…

Insider Tip

When you leave Hempstead Lake Park, don’t forget to pop into the neighboring town of Rockville Centre to get deals on dining, shopping & activities with the Downtown Deals Travel Pass!

  • Merrick Avenue and Park Boulevard
  • (516) 572-0348

With a rich golf history that reaches back more than a century, Eisenhower Park is one of Long Island’s most popular and iconic golf destinations. The 54-hole facility features three distinct and diverse 18-hole golf courses, headlined by the Red Course, a 1914 classic designed by famed golf…

Insider Tip

When you have finally worked up an appetite after biking at Eisenhower Park, head over to Roosevelt Field Dining for numerous options to please your palette!

  • 101 James Doolittle Boulevard
  • (516) 794-3800

Long Island Marriott welcomes you to the Garden City, New York area, with spacious accommodations and superb amenities. Whether visiting for business or enjoying a family getaway to Long Island, our elegant hotel is the perfect spot to make the most of your stay. You'll find well-known attractions…

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…

Dining Tip

Need a coffee or sweet treat after all that hiking? As you drive down the main road in Cold Spring Harbor, grab some breakfast at the quaint coffee shop, Sweetie Pies on Main.

  • 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…

Insider Tip

If you are feeling hungry after all that activity, download the Downtown Deals Travel Pass and hit Huntington nearby for some deals on dining!

  • 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…

  • 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

If you love the High Line in NYC but are also an avid biker & hiker on Long Island, the exciting new development of the North Shore Rail Trail is great news for you! Opening Summer into the Fall of 2021, this is going to be a 10-mile trail that stretches from Wading River to Mount Sinai. The trail…

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.

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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