Long Island Greenbelt

Follow the courses of the Nissequogue and Connetquot rivers on all or part of a 32-mile adventure from Long Island Sound to Great South Bay. Bluffs and beaches, ponds and pines, history and diversity - this National Recreation Trail travels through spectacular Sunken Meadow, Caleb Smith, Connetquot and Heckscher state parks, and traverse the Ronkonkoma Moraine - and stop in to visit us in our office at Blydenburgh County Park. Hikers have been enjoying this true cross-section of Long Island since 1978.

photo: View of Mouth of the Nissequogue River form Greenbelt Trail. Photo by Dorothy Chanin. Type:
Length: 31.80 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Suburban
States: New York
Counties: Suffolk
Latitude: 40.8431   Longitude: -73.22764

Across Long Island from North to South. North end starts in Sunken Meadow State Park and South end starts in Hecksher State Park.


Contains a diversity of terrains from areas of flat pine plains to gently rolling hills to the north formed by glacial action. To the north is Long Island Sound and south is the Great South Bay, with two major rivers in between. CAUTION: Trails are maintained as hiking trails only unless marked as suitable for multi-use.

Additional Details

Width: 50 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: Grass or Vegetation
Wood, running plank

Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: 187
Year Designated: 1982

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Information Contact:
James Van Tassell
Board of Directors
Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference
Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference
P.O. Box 5636
Hauppauge , NY 11788
(631) 360-0753



View of Mouth of the Nissequogue River form Greenbelt Trail. Photo by Dorothy Chanin.

View of Mouth of the Nissequogue River form Greenbelt Trail. Photo by Dorothy Chanin.


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