Long Island Greenbelt Trail

Follow the courses of the Nissequogue and Connetquot rivers on all or part of a 32-mile adventure from Long Island Sound to Great South Bay. Bluffs and beaches, ponds and pines, history and diversity - this National Recreation Trail travels through spectacular Sunken Meadow, Caleb Smith, Connetquot and Heckscher state parks, and traverse the Ronkonkoma Moraine - and stop in to visit us in our office at Blydenburgh County Park. Hikers have been enjoying this true cross-section of Long Island since 1978.

photo: View of Mouth of the Nissequogue River form Greenbelt Trail. Photo by Dorothy Chanin.

Length: 31.80 miles
Loop Trail? No
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Camping
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Suburban
State(s): New York
Counties: Suffolk
Longitude: -73.22764
Latitude: 40.8431

Driving Directions

Across Long Island from North to South. North end starts in Sunken Meadow State Park and South end starts in Hecksher State Park.

Description

Contains a diversity of terrains from areas of flat pine plains to gently rolling hills to the north formed by glacial action. To the north is Long Island Sound and south is the Great South Bay, with two major rivers in between. CAUTION: Trails are maintained as hiking trails only unless marked as suitable for multi-use.

Additional Details

Width: 50 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: Grass or Vegetation
Sand
Wood, running plank

Maximum Grade: 9%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: 187
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1982

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.

Information Contact:
James Van Tassell
Board of Directors
Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference
Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference
P.O. Box 5636
Hauppauge , NY 11788
(631) 360-0753
james.vantassell@ligreenbelt.org
http://ligreenbelt.org

 

Photos

View of Mouth of the Nissequogue River form Greenbelt Trail. Photo by Dorothy Chanin.

View of Mouth of the Nissequogue River form Greenbelt Trail. Photo by Dorothy Chanin.

Swans at Blydenberg County Park, Smithtown, New York. Photo by Dorothy Chanin.

Swans at Blydenberg County Park, Smithtown, New York. Photo by Dorothy Chanin.

 

River Regatta, Nissequoque River. Photo by Dorothy Chanin.

River Regatta, Nissequoque River. Photo by Dorothy Chanin.

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