Massapequa Lake Trail

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Massapequa Lake Trail is a 6.3 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.

6.4 miles 91 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
12 days ago

1 month ago

very easy around the pond

1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Very wooded no signs and dead end trails. Beautiful views but lots of traffic noise.

walking
2 months ago

road biking
3 months ago

Great ride! Very scenic and challenging in spots. I consider this my "home trail" and bike it quite often. Mostly ride south from the southern end of Bethpage Bikeway, over the Southern State Parkway bridge, cross Linden Street and head into the Massapequa preserve. Once across Sunrise Hwy., proceed south through the preserve to Merrick Road and across to Alhambra Road and proceed south to Alhambra Beach. Also check out the 'hidden' unpaved and peaceful stretch of bike path between Clark Blvd. and Linden Street on the west side of the creek. Always such an enjoyable ride! Truly one of my favorite trails year round!

3 months ago

road biking
4 months ago

My first time in this trail and it was amazing. I usually go to jones beach and this trail is 10 times better. Less people, the trail itself is wider and the scenery is beautiful! Definitely will be coming to this trail from now. I started from Massapequa Park on sunrise highway and went up to Plainview is a total of 17-18 miles (both ways). You can even go fishing in the lake in Massapequa.

walking
5 months ago

Awesome except for the few bikers that thought they were in the Tour de France. They almost collided with my son and we were clearly moving out of the way for them. Jerks! Other than that the walk is easy to do with a family or alone. Great views and plenty of cover from the sun.

road biking
5 months ago

excellent

walking
6 months ago

Great a lot of wildlife
Just have to watch for the bicycle riders that zip right by without warning

7 months ago

I love this place

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

8 months ago

This happens to be a great preserve right in the middle of suburbia. pros: a good 4..5 miles of paved trail for power walks, lots of wildlife...Osprey, fox, snapping turtles, weasel, owls, hawks, garter snakes, swan, geese, etc.
cons: to many "owners" who run amuck with dogs off leash and cyclists who "own" the trails.
other than that, it's a great place to exercise or rehab in my case!

birding
9 months ago

Great hike, lots of wildlife. Keep an eye out for Screech Owls

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

This is a really great trail. At the right time it can be both colorful and tranquil. I used to bike ride through here a few years ago and I had forgotten how beautiful it is particularly at this time of year with the leaves changing colors.

The trail on the web site is about a 2.5 mile loop. However, as pointed out by another reviewer you can make this a longer hike. If you go down to Sunrise Highway it is abut a four mile loop. If you continue down to Merrick Road you can rest at Massapequa lake, have some lunch and head back. it is about a 5.6 mile loop.

As you go through the preserve there are a few off shoot trails you can take to explore the preserve. This is a level flat trail and east to follow.

If you go early in the morning it won't be too crowded.