Walking

No matter the weather, there are always safe places to walk and move on Long Island.  For outdoor trails, school tracks, indoor shopping malls, walking events and races, use this page to find a place to walk near you.

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Outdoor Walking Opportunities

Name Location Category
Gilgo State Park Babylon State Park
Robert Moses State Park Babylon State Park / Recreation Opportunities
Lofts Pond Park Baldwin Nassau County Passive Park
Silver Lake Park Baldwin Nassau County Passive Park
Captree State Park Bay Shore State Park / Recreation Opportunities
Sans Souci County Park Bayport Suffolk County Park
Brentwood State Park Brentwood State Park / Sports Facility
Brookside County Park Brook Street, Sayville Suffolk County Park
Southaven County Park Brookhaven Suffolk County Park
Robert Cushman Murphy County Park Calverton/Manorville Suffolk County Park
Terrell's River County Park Center Moriches Suffolk County Passive Park
Cold Spring Harbor State Park Cold Spring Harbor State Park / Hiking Opportunities
Cedar Point County Park East Hampton Suffolk County Park
Heckscher State Park East Islip State Park / Hiking and Recreation Opportunities
South Shore Nature Center East Islip Suffolk County Park / Town of Islip Park / Hiking Opportunities
Eisenhower Park East Meadow Nassau County Park
Nassau County Aquatic Center East Meadow, Eisenhower Park Nassau County Swimming / Recreation Facility
Twin Rinks Ice Facility East Meadow, Eisenhower Park Nassau County Ice Skating
Muttontown Preserve East Norwhich Nassau County Preserve / Hiking Opportunities
Bethpage State Park Farmingdale State Park / Hiking and Recreation Opportunities
Suffolk County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Farmingville Suffolk County Park
Fire Island National Seashore Fire Island National Seashore
Hubbard County Park Flanders Suffolk County Park
Herricks Pond Park Freeport Nassau County Passive Park
Milburn Pond Park Freeport Nassau County Passive Park
Garview Point Museum and Preserve Glen Cove Nassau County Park
Bayard Cutting Arboretum Great River State Park / Passive Park
Timber Point County Marina Great River Suffolk County Park
Meschutt Beach County Park Hampton Bays Suffolk County Park
Sears Bellows County Park Hampton Bays Suffolk County Park
Shinnecock Canal County Marina Hampton Bays Suffolk County Park
Grant Park Hewlett Nassau County Park
Cantiague Park Hicksville Nassau County Park
Caumsett State Park Huntington State Park / Hiking and Recreation Opportunities
West Hills County Park Huntington Suffolk County Park
Lakeland County Park Islandia Suffolk County Park
Nissequgue River State Park Kings Park State Park / Hiking and Recreation Opportunities
Sunken Meadow State Park Kings Park State Park / Hiking and Recreation Opportunities
Lake Ronkonkoma County Park Lake Ronkonkoma Suffolk County Park
Raynor Beach County Park Lake Ronkonkoma Suffolk County Park
Tanglewood Park & Perserve Lakeview Nassau County Passive Park
Polaris Field Levittown Nassau County Passive Park
Pine Barrens Trails Information Center Manorville Suffolk County Park
Camman's Pond Park Merrick Nassau County Passive Park
Cathedral Pines County Park Middle Island Suffolk County Park
Camp Hero State Park Montauk State Park / Hiking and Recreation Opportunities
Hither Hills State Park Montauk State Park / Hiking and Recreation Opportunities
Montauk County Park Montauk Suffolk County Park
Montauk Down State Park Montauk State Park / Recreation Opportunities
Montauk Point State Park Montauk State Park / Hiking and Recreation Opportunities
Shadmoor State Park Montauk State Park / Hiking Opportunities
Belmont Lake State Park North Babylon State Park / Recreation Opportunities
Doxey Brook Park North Woodmere Nassau County Passive Park
Connetquot River State Park Preserve Oakdale State Park / Hiking and Recreation Opportunities
Terrell Avenue Park Oceanside Nassau County Passive Park
Orient Beach State Park Orient State Park / Hiking and Recreation Opportunities
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park  Oyster Bay State Park / Hiking Opportunities
Baxter's Pond Port Washington Nassau County Passive Park
Stannards Brook Park Port Washington Nassau County Passive Park
Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve Riverhead Suffolk County Park
Pine Barrens Preserve (David A. Sarnoff Preserve) Riverhead State Park
Indian Island County Park Riverhead Suffolk County Park
Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest Rocky Point State Preserve / Hiking and Recreation Opportunities
Centennial Park Roosevelt Nassau County Park
Christopher Morely Park Roslyn-North Hills Nassau County Park
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy Sands Point Nassau County Preserve / Hiking Opportunities
Cedar Creek Park Seaford Nassau County Park
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve Seaford Nassau County Preserve / Hiking Opportunities
Washington Avenue Park Seaford Nassau County Passive Park
Mashomack Preserve  Shelter Island Nature Conservancy 
Smith Point County Park Shirley Suffolk County Park
Arthur Kunz County Park Smithtown Suffolk County Park
Blydenburgh County Park Smithtown Suffolk County Park
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Smithtown State Park / Hiking and Recreation Opportunities
Sweetbriar Nature Center Smithtown Nature Center / Walking opportunities
Shinnecock East County Park Southampton Suffolk County Park
Mitchel Athletic Complex Uniondale Nassau County Park / Sports Facility
East/West Gate Valley Stream Nassau County Passive Park
Valley Stream State Park Valley Stream State Park / Recreation Opportunities
Brookhaven State Park Wading River State Park / Hiking Opportunities
Wildwood State Park Wading River State Park / Hiking and Recreation Opportunities
Jones Beach State Park Wantagh State Park / Recreation Opportunities
Wantagh Park Wantagh Nassau County Park
Gardiner County Park West Bayshore Suffolk County Park
Hall's Pond Park West Hempstead Nassau County Passive Park
Hempstead Lake State Park West Hempstead State Park / Hiking and Recreation Opportunities
Green's Creek County Park West Sayville Suffolk County Park
Cupsogue Beach County Park Westhampton Suffolk County Park
Dwarf Pines Plains Preserve Westhampton Suffolk County Park
Trail View State Park Woodbury State Park / Hiking Opportunities

 


Indoor Walking Opportunities

Name                                                                Location / Address                                   Category                                   
Adelphi University, Center for Recreation and Sports Adelphi University
1 South Ave 
Garden City, NY 11530
Indoor Track
Broadway Mall 358 N Broadway Mall
Hicksville NY 11801
Mall Walking
Green Acres Mall 2034 Green Acres Mall
Sunrise Highway
Valley Stream, NY 11581
Mall Walking
Roosevelt Field 630 Old Country Rd
Garden City, NY 11530
Mall Walking
Smith Haven Mall 313 Smith Haven Mall
Lake Grove, NY 11755
Mall Walking
Walt Whitman Shops 160 Walt Whitman Rd
Huntington Station, NY 11746
Mall Walking
Westfield South Shore 1701 Sunrise Hwy
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Mall Walking
Westfield Sunrise 1 Sunrise Mall
Massapequa, NY 11758
Mall Walking

 


Walking Clubs/Orgs

 Organization Category Requirements
Great South Bay Audobon Society  Nature walks
Free, no registration
Group for the East End Guided tours, conservation RSVP
Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference
Hiking, guided tours  
No registration
Long Island Trail Enthusiasts
Hiking, traveling, camping, more
Free, registration recommended
Nassau Hiking and Outdoor Club
Hiking, walking, biking, more
Membership required
Sierra Club Hiking No registration
 


Walking Resources

 Program  Category  Organization
 Building Healthy Inclusive Communities  Inclusion  NCHPAD 
 Every Body Walks  Toolkits, Host your own  America Walks
 Map of Play  Playground finder  Kaboom
 Meetup - Long Island Greenbelt Hikes  Online forum  Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference
 Organize a Walkathon
 Host your own
 Walkathon Guide
 Safe Routes to School  National partnership  Safe Routes Partnership & Guides
 Step It Up! Status Report  Report, Study  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 Walk With a Doc  Walking program  Walk With a Doc