Spring & Summer Hikes, Runs & Walks On Long Island
Long Island is the home to so many varieties of recreation with numerous trails, parks and water bodies. Check out the locations below for outdoor enjoyment and some events which benefit health as well as different causes.
* confirm with event coordinator about dates, times and registration details
Parks & Trails on
- Town of Huntington has 45 trails to experience- check out the location of each and the difficulty.
- Town of Huntington has various parks and beaches
- NYS has 27 state park lands on Long Island that you can explore including Jones Beach, Caleb Smith and Heckscher State Park.
- There are 2 National Park lands on Long Island- Fire Island & Sagamore Hill!
- There are several Suffolk County parks to explore --- some allow for hiking.
- Nassau County has both active and passive parks as well as preserves to visit
Spring & Summer 2024- Caumsett State Historic Park- NYS sponsored hikes are given throughout the Spring & Summer. For Info & Registration.
2024 Runs & Fun Runs
April 20th - Oyster Bay - Planting Fields Spring 5K
April 27th - Dix Hills- Alec's Run- bring awareness to the dangers vehicles pose to young children
April 27th - Plainview - ASPIRE 10K
April 28th - East Islip - Autistm Jigsaw 4 Mile Run/Walk for Autism
May 11th- Lloyd Neck- Run for Caumsett
May 11th- Northport - Visiting Nurse Service- 5K Run/Walk/Bike for the Health Of It to benefit Hospice Health
May 11th - Glen Cove - Glen Cove YMCA 5K Run/Walk in Memory of Nicole Karousos
May 18th- Syosset/Woodbury - The MACHO Trail Run- 5K trail run. For Info & Registration
May 18th -South Huntington- SHEF in Motion - Virtual Option from May 18th - 25th
June 1st - Bay Shore - Great South Bay YMCA 5K Run/Walk in Memory of Judy
June 15th - Montauk - Beacon of Hope 5K
June 22nd- Lindenhurst - Panoply of Pride 10k & 1M Walk. Presented by PSEG LI
July 21st- Peconic - Run the Vineyards / Pindar Vineyards 5K
TBD - Massapequa - PSEG LI Spring 5K
For more great runs & hikes...
Northport Running Club - coordinates runs and events through the year.
Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC)- hosts runs across Long Island.
Long Island Greenbelt Conference - unique, non profit grassroots org that has created more than 200 miles of hiking path on LI & more.
Run.LI - a portal dedicated to Long Island runners.
NYS Summer Run Series - various runs throughout state parks
EventPower Empower Youself- empowerment events, runs and races
Triathlons, Duathlons, & Relays
May 12th - Islip - Mother's Day Duathlon
May 26th - Southold - Mighty North Fork Triathlon
TBD - Port Washington - Tri One On
July 21st - Montauk - Montauk Lighthouse Triathlon
TBD- Dix Hills- Huntington YOUTH Triathlon
August 4th - Shirley- Smithpoint Triathlon
August 24th- Oyster Bay - Runner's Edge TOBAY Junior Triathlon
August 25th - Oyster Bay- Runner's Edge TOBAY Triathlon & Relay
September 8th- Sag Harbor - Mighty Hamptons Triathlon
September 22 - Montauk - MightyMan Montauk Triathlons
Outdoor Group Walks & Walking Tours
Cold Spring Harbor Lab - Main Campus tours
Northport Historical Society - Historic Main Street Walking Tours
Sands Point Preserve- Forest Bathing & Guided Nature Walks
Other Exciting Tours
Summer 2024- Huntington Lighthouse Tours- take a short boat ride out to the Lighthouse where you will receive a guided/educational tour and the opportunity to see the Lighthouse and harbor from a whole new perspective.