Long Island, NY

Oakdale: Connetquot River State Park Preserve

Wikimedia Commons: Terry Ballard

Situated between at the mid-way point of Long Island between the Sunrise Highway (Rt. 27) and the Long Island Expressway, Connetquot River State Park Preserve is a lovely spot for some trail running. The 3,400 acre preserve features 50+ miles of trails, with something for runners of all abilities. There are gentler ‘equestrian’ trails and others that are more for hiking/trail running. This TRAIL MAP is very helpful.

There are five color-coded trails. The most ambitious is the 8-mile Blue Trail loop. A good option for runners is the 4-mile section of the Long Island Greenbelt trail that runs north-south through the park.

 

Essentials
  • Numerous trail options
  • Some hills
  • Most trails start from parking lot
  • Sunrise Highway Exit 46. Parking lot at south end of park off Sunrise Highway. The Oakdale train station is 2 miles away

Comment on this Route/Share a Photo!

Share your feedback on this route and see that of other Great Runs users. Click on the image icon to upload a photo. And please let us know if there are notes or changes we should incorporate!

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Essentials
  • Numerous trail options
  • Some hills
  • Most trails start from parking lot
  • Sunrise Highway Exit 46. Parking lot at south end of park off Sunrise Highway. The Oakdale train station is 2 miles away