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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 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 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 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 Running

  • 432 Miles 695 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 155 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 - 176

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19.5 mi 31.3 km #1Nassau-Suffolk Trail
Intermediate
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Intermediate
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 17 
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
32.5 mi 52.3 km #4Long Island Greenbelt Trail
Intermediate
Great River, NY
Intermediate
Great River, NY 12 
9.8 mi 15.8 km #5Manorville Hills
Intermediate/Difficult
Manorville, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Manorville, NY
1.0 mi 1.7 km #6Yellow Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Shelter Island, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Shelter Island, NY
1.5 mi 2.4 km #7Sunken Forest Trail
Easy
West Sayville, NY
Easy
West Sayville, NY
2.8 mi 4.5 km #8Orient Beach Lighthouse Trail
Easy
Greenport, NY
Easy
Greenport, NY
1.1 mi 1.8 km #9Hope Goddard Iselin Preserve
Easy/Intermediate
Upper Brookville, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Upper Brookville, NY
11.6 mi 18.7 km #10Glacier Ridge
Difficult
Farmingville, NY
Difficult
Farmingville, NY

Photos of Metro New York and Long Island - 147

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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
Willowbrook Lake
Feb 17, 2022 near Bloomfield, NY
Wooden Bridge
Feb 17, 2022 near Staten…, NY
Spuyten Duyvil Creek
Jan 31, 2022 near Inwood, NY
Looking South on the White Trail.
Jan 31, 2022 near Inwood, NY
Concrete
May 13, 2021 near Bensonh…, NY