The 19.5-mile Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail on Long Island, completed in 1986 and granted National Recreational Trail status in 1992, preserves a narrow corridor of open land in a densely populated area from Cold Spring Harbor to Massapequa. The trail is blazed white.
While this trail does not offer anything remotely resembling a wilderness experience, its incredibly diverse flora and fauna make up for the lack of isolation. Also, its northern end provides a surprising challenge to hikers expecting an easy stroll on flat Long Island. Elevations vary from sea level to over 200 feet in a rapid series of steep morainal hills.
Hiked it many times do you want and actual route ? The route has changed slightly due to construction ? on the South Side
I'd like to announce my intent on an FKT for the out and back of the Nassau Suffolk Greenbelt. My attempt will start tomorrow am 8.28.20 in Cold Spring Harbor to the end of the trail at Merrick Rd and then return. I will be self supported as I plan to drop water near the turn around for myself to refill. I will record my attempt with my Suunto Ambit 3, and post to Strava as well.