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Gems in Metro New York and Long Island - 2

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gem Favorite Westward view from the top of the lighthouse.

Fire Island Lighthouse

(1) Islip, NY
gem Favorite Sunken Forest sign in the dunes.

Sunken Forest

(1) West Sa…, NY

Recommended Routes in Metro New York and Long Island - 7

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Favorite Across the street from the parking lot at the trailhead in Cold Spring Harbor.  Near winter solstice.
Intermediate

Cold Spring Harbor State Park Out-and-Back

4.2 mi 6.8 km 571' Up 174.03 m Up 570' Down 173.82 m Down

Cold Sp…, NY
Favorite Concrete
Easy

Marine Park: West Loop

3.7 mi 5.9 km 42' Up 12.67 m Up 42' Down 12.65 m Down

Bensonh…, NY
Favorite Long Path/red trail
Difficult

The Long Path

433.0 mi 696.8 km 64,602' Up 19690.6 m Up 57,200' Down 17434.5 m Down

Inwood, NY
Favorite Prospect Park Flatbush Ave side trail
Intermediate

Prospect Park Trail Loop

4.8 mi 7.8 km 181' Up 55.08 m Up 179' Down 54.46 m Down

Brooklyn, NY
Favorite Stone path and stairs after entering the Carpenter's Trail. Ascent after Shore Trail.
Intermediate

Palisades Interstate Park via the George Washington Bridge

19.9 mi 32.1 km 1,094' Up 333.34 m Up 1,094' Down 333.59 m Down

Inwood, NY
Favorite Field along the Yellow Trail in Mashomack Preserve
Easy

Mashomack Preserve Loop

8.8 mi 14.2 km 709' Up 216.02 m Up 712' Down 217.09 m Down

Shelter…, NY
Favorite Wetlands to the north of the preserve as viewed from a trail viewing location.
Intermediate

Makamah Nature Preserve

2.6 mi 4.2 km 347' Up 105.74 m Up 347' Down 105.65 m Down

Fort Sa…, NY

Metro New York and Long Island Hiking

  • 438 Miles 704 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 158 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 23 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Metro New York and Long Island - 179

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19.5 mi 31.3 km #1Nassau-Suffolk Trail
Intermediate
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Intermediate
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 18 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #2Norman J. Levy Outer Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Freeport, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Freeport, NY
0.5 mi 0.9 km #3Fox Hollow Main Trail
Intermediate
Laurel Hollow, NY
Intermediate
Laurel Hollow, NY
9.8 mi 15.8 km #4Manorville Hills
Intermediate
Manorville, NY
Intermediate
Manorville, NY
32.5 mi 52.3 km #5Long Island Greenbelt Trail
Intermediate
Great River, NY
Intermediate
Great River, NY 12 
1.0 mi 1.7 km #6Yellow Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Shelter Island, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Shelter Island, NY
2.8 mi 4.5 km #7Orient Beach Lighthouse Trail
Easy
Greenport, NY
Easy
Greenport, NY
1.1 mi 1.8 km #8Hope Goddard Iselin Preserve
Easy/Intermediate
Upper Brookville, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Upper Brookville, NY
1.5 mi 2.4 km #9Sunken Forest Trail
Easy
West Sayville, NY
Easy
West Sayville, NY
11.6 mi 18.7 km #10Glacier Ridge
Difficult
Farmingville, NY
Difficult
Farmingville, NY

Photos of Metro New York and Long Island - 151

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First few steps on the trail
Feb 17, 2022 near Staten…, NY
The Pine Forest
Aug 30, 2017 near Borough…, NY
Wetlands to the north of the preserve as viewed from a trail viewing location.
Mar 30, 2019 near Fort Sa…, NY
The Nature Center Trail and the Blue Trail.
Sep 29, 2022 near Staten…, NY
Nature Center Trail
Sep 29, 2022 near Staten…, NY
West Pond with NYC Skyline in the background
Sep 26, 2022 near Inwood, NY
Wooden Bridge
Sep 26, 2022 near Staten…, NY
Willowbrook Lake
Feb 17, 2022 near Bloomfield, NY