Bethpage Bikeway Trail (from Massapequa Park) is a 15.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Massapequa Park, NY that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From Massapequa Preserve to Bethpage State Park. For the trail route that starts in Bethpage, click here: http://alltrails.com/trail/us/new-york/bethpage-bikeway-trail
In excellent condition. Recently completed with small parking area at north end. Can be crowded on weekends, especially with walkers.
Great trail! This is the route Ill usually take.
Start from Brady Park in massapequa, take it alll the way north, along bethpage parkway to the park.
They recently made a paved bike path that leads along the entirety of the trail from Bethpage park. So when in the park, rather then go down the hill to the picnic area, go straight, next to the polo field, and take that paved trail to its end at Haypath Rd.
If tou want to mountain bike through there, beware! Theres tons of mountain bike trails throughout Bethpage park, so it could send you in the wrong direction. If youre lookng to stay along this trail, just keep parallel to the 135. Or, head into the north most part of the picnic area, to the right of the "Eagle" gazebo. The north most tail of the part, marked by a small wooden post is where you want to go. Takes you down a bumpy dirt hill with a couple turns. When it forks at the bottom, turn right into a big open crossroads section. Head to the right, the trail opposite the sign about keeping your dog on a leash. Stay on this trail until it forks again. Merge to the left trail, this will then join you with the paved bike trail that leads to the Haypath Rd checkpoint. Make a left on it.
Across the street will be the entrances to the rest of the trail The mountain bike trail is marked by a small post, and you cant miss the paved trail. Theyre both pretty stright forward. Even if the mountain bike trail twists and turns, stick with it, it will always take you in the right direction. Exit at Old Bethpage Rd.
Again, this stretch is pretty basic. Road path is impossible to miss, dirt trail marked by wooden post. Take this to Old Country Rd.
Cross at the light and make a left to hit the paved path. Or go straight, directly past the light pole to get to the mountain bike path. Theres also a trail to the right of that, before the paved trail, that is for walking. Its not great to ride on, so make sure to hit the bike trail. Things become a little more intense as you head north.
These trails will spit you out at Washington ave. Cross the street, make a right and stay on the sidewalk. Under the LIE. The trails will be on the left. Paved road that leads along the LIE service rd. West. And the mountain bike path that goes along the fence and into the woods. At this point, theres nothing casual about the mountain bike trail, huge hills, steep drops. The paths lead to Sunnyside Blvd.
to be continued