What's better than spending a day outside admiring the surrounding wildlife while being active on one of the Cold Spring Harbor trails? The Harbor Rose is located conveniently near many popular hiking trails with exceptional views.
Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail Trail: Cold Spring Harbor to Uplands Farm Sanctuary
Address: Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724
Trail Length: 20 miles
Distance from The Harbor Rose: 3 minute drive
About: Don't let the length scare you. The Nassau-Suffolk Trail varies in ups and downs, unlike most hiking trails around Long Island, and it includes countless access points from roads and parks along the way, offering a tremendous number of day hiking or trail running opportunities to shorten the hike. Water and bathrooms can be found at most parks that the trail passes through. It is an out and back, Cold Spring Harbor hike, accessible all year round and marked as moderate for difficulty level. Bikes are allowed and in fact encouraged especially if completing the whole thing is your goal.
Cold Spring Harbor Trailhead to Lawrence Hill Road
Address: Parking lot, NY-25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Trail Length: 1.8 miles
Distance from The Harbor Rose: 1 minute drive
About: Cold Spring Harbor Trailhead to Lawrence Hill Road is an out and back trail, accessible all year round and rated as moderate for difficulty level. Whether you're taking a relaxing nature trip along the trail or a vigorous run, you'll be able to enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding forest and lake.
Address: 250 Lawrence Hill Rd, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Trail Length: 2.5 miles
Distance from The Harbor Rose: 4 minute drive
About: The Uplands Farm Sanctuary trail is well marked throughout the path and connects to the Trailview State Park trail. This tranquil hike will take you through a scenic meadow filled with all sorts of birds, butterflies, and wildlife. The hike itself is perfect for all ages and skill levels. Open seven days a week from dawn to dusk.
Address: 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd, Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743
Trail Length: 0.4-6.4 miles
Distance from The Harbor Rose: 12 minute drive
About: Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve offers approximately 12 different hiking trails to choose from, all ranging in length and difficulty. The trails run through woodlands, shorelines, and meadows. Bring your bike for a scenic ride through the area.
About: The Stillwell Woods Trail is a loop route located near Woodbury, NY rated moderate for difficulty level. The hike can be as challenging as you make it. Perfect dirt road for mountain biking or just for a leisurely walk. The area is surrounded by lush greenery and a beautiful view of the woodlands.
About: Sagamore Hill Nature Trail includes a mix of both ups and downs, land and water. The trail is family friendly, easy for all ages and skill levels. For a more relaxed, serene walk the nature trail leads to the cove/bay area, perfect for a picnic. Beware of ticks in longer grass areas.