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A GUIDE TO WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE NATURE TRAILS ON LONG ISLAND

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by Kaitlin Ahern March 19, 2013

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Take a stroll through the nature trails on Long Island, including in Massapequa, Wantagh, and Smithtown, that have been approved as wheelchair accessible by the nonprofit Rails-To-Trails Conservancy.

Kings Park Hike & Trail on Long IslandThese nature trails on Long Island have been approved as wheelchair accessible by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit working to create a nationwide network of trails from former railroad lines.

"Rail-trails” are flat or follow a gentle grade and are paved with asphalt or crushed stone, making them ideal for walking, bicycling, and wheelchair use.

Wheelchair Accessible Nature Trails in Nassau County, Long Island

Bethpage Bikeway
Trail View State Park at Woodbury Road in Woodbury to Merrick Road in Massapequa
This 12.5-mile paved bikeway includes a few moderately busy street crossings, but all are clearly marked and safe for families and kids. Parking is available at the Bethpage State Park picnic grounds (parking fees may apply) or in the large parking lot at the Long Island Railroad station, which offers direct access to trail (no fees).

Jones Beach Bikeway
Cedar Creek Park (south of Merrick Road) in Seaford to Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh
Also known as the Ellen Farrant Memorial Bikeway, this 4.5-mile bikeway parallels Wantagh Parkway. To access the trail: Take Wantagh Parkway to Merrick Road. Follow Merrick Road east for just less than half a mile and the park entrance will be on the right. Park in the first lot on the right and you will see the trail opening across the field. Note: This trail and Jones Beach Park were closed due to damage from Hurricane Sandy; check nysparks.com for updates.

Wheelchair Accessible Nature Trail in Suffolk County, Long Island

Kings Park Hike & Bike Trail
Old Dock Road (just east of Church Street) to Nissequogue River State Park (Kings Park) in Smithtown
You can access this 1.5-mile paved trail from Old Dock Road (at the baseball diamonds on the west end). The trailhead is located within two blocks of the Kings Park Long Island Railroad station.

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