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Live Like a Local It’s time to hit the trails! This week we’re featuring hiking and biking on Long Island. With miles of trails to explore, we say it’s time to GET MOVING. We all know that hiking and biking makes us happy. We feel more content, awake and calmer when we exercise. It’s an opportunity to get in touch with nature, enjoy the views and explore new territories. The trails on Long Island vary in intensity and the options are endless regardless of age or skill level. So whether you are a novice wanting a slow paced easy trail, or a true tri-athlete looking to get to the next level, there is something for everyone. Who doesn’t love the feeling of achievement and clarity once you complete the trail? Don’t have a bike? No worries. Many towns have bike rentals available for you. Whether you want a mountain bike, beach bike, or road bike these shops will help fit your needs. How about a tandem with the one you love? Or spend the day riding the shoreline on a fat tire beach cruiser? Or go purchase that old fashioned bike with foot brakes and a basket and ride to your local farmers market to load your basket with goodies. Want to have a really fun filled day of bike riding? Check out our Hidden Gem article featuring a full day bike tour of the North Fork. There are a few different tour options and they all sound amazing! We encourage you to get out and explore the hiking and biking trails on our lovely Island, whether it’s on foot or on two wheels, go nourish your body, mind and soul. Call one of our Signature Agents to show you how to LIVE LIKE A LOCAL. You never know, you just might fall in love with a new destination you want to call home. We hope you enjoy our summer series LIVE LIKE A LOCAL where we will spotlight some amazing ways to enjoy your summer. Until Next Time, Pete, Kathy and your Signature Team



Bethpage Bikeway, Massapequa Park NY Located in the heart of Massapequa, the preserve is one of the most beautiful parks in the area where you feel like you are in the middle of a forest. Hike along a stream surrounded by trees and gardens. 432 acres to explore.

WALKING DUNES NAPEAGUE 91 Napeague Harbor Rd, Montauk NY

Walking dunes are a unique and beautiful site, unlike anything you have ever seen. Made up of three coastal 80 foot sand dunes and stunning views. This three quarter mile loop starts on the beach and offers spectacular views of Napeague Harbor. Keep your eye out for the frogs!

COLD SPRING HARBOR STATE PARK 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor NY

This serene yet rigorous one mile hike/climb offers scenic vistas of Cold Spring Harbor. Features mixed forest and large oak trees. The park serves as the northern trail-head of the Nassau Suffolk Greenbelt Trail. Bring your leashed dog along and when you are finished with your hike, walk across the street and enjoy the boats in the harbor or take a stroll through the lovely town.


The rare Maritime Holly Forest offers a canopy of sassafras, black oak and shadbush among other species. The one and a half miles of boardwalk trail leads you through several ecosystems. Take the ferry to Sailor’s Haven to get to the Sunken Forest where you will also find a visitors center, snack bar, beach, marina and gift shop.


CAUMSETT STATE HISTORIC PARK 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Lloyd Harbor NY

The 1,520 acre park is the former estate of Marshall Field III and is located in Lloyd Neck, a peninsula extending into the Long Island Sound. The park has paved trails, peaceful roads with no cars and a two and a half mile loop with just a few hills. Gardens, paved paths, forest trails and waterviews are part of your fun filled day. Pro Tip: Great place to teach the kids how to ride a bike


Jump on one of the ferries to Fire Island. Rent or bring your bike and be ready for a day of adventure. The best part of riding your bike on Fire Island is that you can’t get lost. Although the towns we are sending you to have concrete or wood paths, there are many parts of Fire Island that are not rideable unless you have a beach cruiser. Get ready to explore the great nooks between the Great South Bay and the ocean.


JONES BEACH BIKE PATH 1 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh, NY

The Jones Beach Bike Path is a 5 mile long asphalt path along the Wantagh Parkway from Cedar Creek Park to Jones Beach. Enjoy scenic waterviews and the thrill of riding over a few bridges as you take in the sights of Jones Beach Theater, the Needle and the Great South Bay.

BELMONT LAKE STATE PARK 625 Belmont Ave, West Babylon NY

The trail winds around Belmont Lake in what used to be the estate of August Belmont. The trail runs adjacent to Carll’s Creek which stretches 4.2 miles south to the Great South Bay with great trails for biking.

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Day Tripper Itinerary Destination | South Shore Nassau County 9:00AM | Grab your bike, some water bottles, sunscreen and a change of clothes and hit the road for a day of activity and adventure. 10:00AM | Your first stop is the Jones Beach Bike Trail. Enjoy this scenic mostly flat 5.3 mile trail along the Wantagh Parkway to Jones Beach. Feel the thrill of going over the bridges and enjoy the views of the Great South Bay. This is a car free trail! Remember it’s another 5.3 miles back to the car. The trail starts at Cedar Creek Park 3340 Merrick Rd, Wantagh. Park in first lot and look for the big rock to enter the trail. 12:00PM | Head to Freeport’s Nautical Mile which is a great waterfront strip of restaurants, shops, and charter boats. Grab an outdoor lunch at Otto’s Sea Grill, a landmark for 80 years on the strip. Now it’s time to work off that lunch, test your athleticism at Crow’s Nest Mini Golf on Woodcleff Ave in Freeport. 2:30PM | It’s time to put one foot in front of the other and hike through the Norman J. Levy Plant and Wildlife Sanctuary. The 3 mile trail has 18 exercise stations throughout the walk. At the parks highest point you can enjoy tremendous views of NYC and the Jones Beach Needle - 166 Merrick Rd, Merrick. 4:30PM | Ready for a leisurely stroll through one of Long Island’s best towns? Head to Rockville Centre for some window shopping, and grab a cocktail or coffee at Kasey’s Kitchen Rooftop Bar - 23 North Park Ave, RVC. 7:00PM | Have you read the reviews? Jordon’s Lobster Farm in Island Park is a must for the seafood lover in you. This family owned waterfront restaurant and seafood market has been in business in Brooklyn and Island Park since the 1930’s - 1 Pettit Place, Island Park. 9:00PM | Have a bit more energy left from this invigorating day? Head across the street for some dancing at Pops Seafood Shack where they have live music or a DJ most nights - 15 Railroad Place, Island Park.

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Live Like a Local | Issue No. 5  

It’s time to hit pause and have a Signature Summer. Flip through our summer series, Live Like a Local and find some amazing ways to enjoy ea...

Live Like a Local | Issue No. 5  

It’s time to hit pause and have a Signature Summer. Flip through our summer series, Live Like a Local and find some amazing ways to enjoy ea...