Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt

From steep hills to old fields to quiet wetlands, this 20-mile National Recreation Trail offers surprising diversity. From Cold Spring Harbor, where mountain laurels bloom in June, the trail crosses Long Island to Massapequa Preserve watershed, where dozens of species of birds stop on their fall and spring migrations. Paths for mountain bikers parallel parts of this trail, and a loop in the Plainview area provides a connection with the Walt Whitman Trail.

Type: Greenway
Length: 22.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Wildlife Observation
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Suburban
State(s): New York
Counties: Nassau, Suffolk
Latitude: 40.75278
: -73.46641

South Trailhead - Ocean Ave/Merrick Road, Massapequa. North Trailhead - Rt25A in Cold Spring Harbor.


CAUTION: Trails are maintained as hiking trails only unless marked as suitable for multi-use. Public schedule of 100 led hikes/year.

Additional Details

Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: Grass or Vegetation
Wood chips
Wood, running plank

Maximum Grade: 17%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: 321
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Nancy Manfredonia
Board of Directors
Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference
P. O. Box 5636
Hauppage , NY 11788
(631) 360-0753

Information Contact:
James Van Tassell
Board of Directors
Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference
Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference, Inc
P.O. Box 5636
Hauppauge , NY 11788
(631) 360-0753



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