Jones Beach Bikeway is a 9.2 mile out and back trail located near Wantagh, NY and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking and is accessible from March until May.
A paved bikeway to Jones Beach. Better than paying the toll. (4 miles) The Ellen Farrant Memorial Bikeway consists of 4.4 miles of paved surface that parallels the Wantagh Parkway from Cedar Creek Park to Jones Beach. To one side is a fairly uninspiring highway that can be disturbingly close and without a separating guardrail. To the East, however, are marshes, waterways and tidal flats and all the nature and scenery that comes with it. The Southern terminus of the trail ends in a huge set of bike racks and signs warning that bicycles are not allowed on Jones Beach. Off-season there might not be anyone around to stop you from riding down to the boardwalk but if you want to save yourself the toll on the Wantagh Parkway and the parking fees at Jones Beach, park at Cedar Creek and rollarblade or bike down to the beach.
Great bike path,even for beginners. The hardest part of this is the fact that is 4 miles each way and there are two big hills. However, for the hills you are encouraged to walk your bike up/down them.
This path can be more difficult depending on the wind.
I always enjoy it I live in Merrick ride east on Merrick road ride down to the jones beach inn an go though cedar creek to the path go down to the beach wear my son is a guard to see him or to the Nikon theater to get tickets or Tobay for a ride it's about 15 miles round trip for me to the theater and a little over 20 to tobay depending on the wind it usually easy one direction.
this trail is now 17.5 miles round trip..beautiful extension to access the boardwalk by bike,trail goes out to Tobay Beach .
Nice trail for rollerblading! Only negative is that you're along Wantagh Parkway the whole time so cars are constantly going by.
Great flat bike ride. A little windy...