Explore the most popular trails near East Islip with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
18 days ago

Nice trail through a heavy reed marsh. The boardwalk is nice, but the trail is overgrown in some areas near the end and I was hoping to get to the ocean, but the overgrowth made that impossible. It is marked well enough for the most part. It is very marshy and wet towards the end, especially after a rain, so make sure you wear the correct footwear.

hiking
18 days ago

Great paved trail. If you park at Field 1, it is the end of the trail, and you can either walk North to the trail on the map or walk South on the bike path to the Pavilion and the Ocean. Or do both and wind up with a nice, just short of 3 mile total walk. There are lots of trails off the paved road to explore.

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

Liked the boardwalk through the marsh and wooded areas. Thought there many loose boards or missing boards. I do understand the amount of work that went into building the walkway where they made it. You would think that they would take better care of it. Got to a point that it was so overgrown that I didn’t want to take the kids any further. Saw plenty of deer and woodpeckers.

walking
no shade
1 month ago

A really nice walking/bicycle path here on the south shore. $8 to park but a lot to do. This park offers more than this path. Easy but no shade except for maybe a 1/2 mile. Good for all ages.

Amazing Trail . I didn’t see any ticks

Beautiful

hiking
over grown
2 months ago

hiking
blowdown
closed
off trail
over grown
2 months ago

Excellent very clean and marked

hiking
over grown
4 months ago

We were there beginning of July. So disappointed. It’s all overgrown and not taken care of. Would not recommend this hike to anyone.

a nice easy walk with the family. I love a nice boardwalk hike through mash lands and this was perfect for that. I'm excited to check this (new for us) place when the leaves and birds are all back!

hiking
8 months ago

Not bad for an early afternoon walk in late Feb 2019... But they really need to take a look at and repair the walkway at some points. I almost fell through on 3 occasions. The third having actually caused a fall.

road biking
Tue Oct 30 2018

Nice bike ride. Dead-ended into a residential neighborhood in the north end of the park. There were enough hard-packed paths to ride on and eventually make my way back to the car. Some sections of bike trail in southern part of park were closed. Seems like some creepers like to hang out in the parking lots in the off-season, just slowly driving around in circles and parking their car for a few seconds, then crawling around the parking lot a little more. Seems like this park is a few years removed from its glory days.

Paved path 1.5 there and back makes it a comfortable 3mile hike on flat land, does weave thru the "campground" and playground but decent coverage and trail "feel" on the north end closer to the parkway. Cut across when you get to the end and explore the dirt paths on the east side of the park, large 10ft wide paths are easily navigated east towards the golf course or back south to link up with the paved path

hiking
Sat Jan 27 2018

A fun, flat walk along a wooden pathway. Really beautiful! Cattails, trees, small streams, and we saw deer and mallards.

Great flat place to casually ride bikes without worrying too much about cars.

Not the longest trail but so much to see!

Sun Mar 05 2017

Great hike with my boys through the trails and on the deck. Great trail!

I have to disagree with the prior comments! This massive state park is one of the best on Long Island. There are wooded trails for miles as long as paved trails. Ticks are prevalent in wooded areas anywhere on Long Island so always be cautious and simply shower after hiking. Gorgeous views of the great South Bay and Fire Island. Beautiful wildlife year round. Great picnic area. Some areas are closed to vehicles due to storm damage from Sandy but still accessible by foot.

Love this site. Trails through the marsh, trails through the woods. Some boardwalked and some not. Be prepared for mud if you are off the boardwalk. As with all Long Island site, check for ticks afterwards! The nature center is only open on the weekends, but the trails are open every day until 4:30.

We have camp and hiked here since 2007. It is very flat, not very wooded, and much of the southern part is paved. Good for bikers but hikers beware of ticks. It also tends to be windy, which can be good or bad depending on the season.

Be careful there are lots of ticks

walking
Mon Dec 31 2012

Be VERY careful of the ticks here ( they carry Lyme's disease)- Field 5 is for the dogs. I parked in the lot, walked to the West and went into the trail along the reeds which leads up to a pretty area of pine trees and fields. I found ticks on my dog when we got back. There are many other parking areas of the park to walk, and beach areas, no dogs allowed there. Better to walk in winter or wear the right clothes and check yourself when you leave. Fee to get in- free with NY state park pass ($65/year).

I wrote hiking as the activity because this app doesn't allow you to put rollerblading in as your activity. We parked in field 4 and went through the little picnic area then to the right along the paved trail. It is a really nice trail for rollerblading but I would recommend going to the left when you're at field 4 because there is only about 1/2 a mile of trail left if you go to the right.

Great Park to walk, cycle & run . Beautiful trails with deer sightings. It has the beach, fishing, just all over beauty. Go there to relax and take a load off, or go there to get the best of your bike and legs. Very clean. Just a great place to visit.

Easy and relaxing flat trail. Plenty of foliage with some deer. This is part of a state park that has picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms and biking trails.

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