Cycling Through Autumn: Bike Paths with Beautiful Fall Foliage

Take your bike for a spin at your local nature preserve or state park to get some exercise and see the deep red hues and golden yellows of fall foliage.

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Experience the leaves changing color in a whole new way this year by going for a bike ride through or near the forest to take in the change of season firsthand.  Just because summer is over does not mean you have to shut yourself indoors just yet – take a ride down one of the many beautiful bike trails on Long Island with a friend or loved one.  Many of the trails are at local and state parks, so be sure to check first to see if you will need a parking permit or if you will have to pay a fee to park.  There are also several mountain bike trails around Long Island for the mountain biking enthusiast.  Of all of the trails on Long Island, be sure to cycle the legendary Greenbelt Trail, a 20-mile-longcombination hiking/biking trail with numerous entrances/exits at parks and residential areas.  This trail includes steep hills and flat fields, with something for all ability levels.  There are also mountain biking trails that run parallel to the Greenbelt. Get out, warm up, and cycle on!

Bike Paths on Long Island

Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Mountain Bike Trail
102 New Mill Rd, Smithtown

Kings Park Hike and Bike Trail
Old Dock Road, Kings Park

Stillwell Woods Mountain Bike Trail
South Woods Road, Woodbury

Heckscher Park
Heckscher Parkway Field 1, East Islip

Bethpage State Park
99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Farmingdale

Trail View State Park
25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Huntington

Eisenhower Park
Merrick and Stewart Avenues, East Meadow

Belmont Lake State Park
Southern State Parkway Exit 38, North Babylon

Orient Beach State Park
Route 25, Orient

Sunken Meadow State Park
Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park

Cathedral Pines County Park
Yaphank-Middle Island Road, Middle Island

Eastport Conservation Area
Moriches-Riverhead Road, Eastport

Rocky Point Mountain Bike Trail
Rocky Point Road, Rocky Point

Jones Beach Bike Path
Wantagh Parkway, Wantagh

Cedar Creek Park
Merrick Road, Seaford

Valley Stream State Park
Valley Stream State Park Road, Valley Stream