A family bike ride is a perfect and active way to spend a nice spring day. Here are highlights of some of the many bike trails that are perfect for families on Long Island.
Bethpage State Park- Massapequa Preserve Bike Path
This trail is around 8 miles long and is a very smooth ride with minimal elevations. This is a great ride for the kids.
Where: 99 Quaker Meeting House Rd, Farmingdale, NY
Contact info: (516) 249-0700
Einsenhower Park has several biking trails that are flat, safe and an easy ride for kids. There are also tennis and basketball courts, a mini golf course and restaurants.
Where: 1899 Hempstead Tpke , East Meadow , NY
Contact info: (516) 572-0348
Jones Beach has a very family friendly bike trail. The trail is easy and flat. It is very safe and away from traffic. While there, be sure to take advantage of all of the beach amenities. Biking is only allowed thru April 30.
Where: 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY
Contact info: (516) 785-1600
Benners Farm offers many outdoor spring workshops and classes for every age.
Where: 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, E. Setauket, NY
Contact info: (631) 689-8172
Garden of Eve
This family owned farm offers many fun family activities throughout the spring season. Check out its website for kids cooking classes, chicken keeping, beekeeping and much more.
Where: 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
Contact info: (631) 722-8777
White Post Farms
The kids will be sure to love everything about this animal farm with hands-on activities. Feed the animals, enjoy treats, and if its a weekend even enjoy the bounce houses!
Where: 250 Old Country Road Melville, NY
Contact info: (631) 351-9373
April showers bring spring flowers! Take the family to one of these local botanical gardens to see spring beauty. This would be a perfect day of fun and education.
Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Where:440 Montauk Highway, Great River, NY
Contact info: (631) 581.1002
Where: 296 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY
Contact info: (631) 283.3195
Clark Botanic Garden
Where: 193 I. U. Willets Rd, Albertson, NY
Contact info: (516) 484-2208
Where: 1395 Planting Fields Road Oyster Bay, NY
Contact info: (516) 922-9200
The Hoyt Farm Nature Center is an exciting and educational place. It has many live animals including snakes, frogs, salamanders, turtles and fish. Educational displays describe life on Long Island from the beaches to the trees. Don’t miss the Native American artifact collection. The nature center is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 1-4 pm daily. While there, take a short walk up to the restored Hoyt Playhouse (behind the nature center) and see where the Hoyt children played in during the 1920’s. Hoyt Farm also features one of the most amazing playgrounds, complete with a sprinkler park. Be sure to pack a bathing suit, towel and a lunch as this is a place to spend an entire day.
Where: 200 New Highway Commack, NY
Contact info: (631) 543-7804
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Where: Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY
Contact info: (516) 780-3295
Written By Tara Arichabala
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