You don't need to travel far to enjoy skiing. If you've tried cross country skiing or it's always been on your "to do" list, then get out your gear and go to one of these wide open spaces in Nassau County, Long Island, NY. Just wait until snow blankets the area and you can experience the thrill of racing or just slowly enjoying the scenery right here on Long Island.
Always check the websites or call in advance to make sure these spaces are open.
Enjoy the many trails in this 96-acre, Nassau County-operated park that borders Hewlett Bay and the East Rockaway Channel.
87 First Avenue
East Rockaway, NY
Bethpage State Park
There's more than superb golfing
at Bethpage State Park. There are miles of cross country skiing trails, and you can also sled here in winter.
Bethpage State Park
99 Quaker Meeting House Road
Glide along one of the tranquil trails in this 98-acre Nassau County park.
Christopher Morley Park
Searingtown Road, north of the Long Island Expressway
Roslyn-North Hills, NY
Enjoy the thrill of cross county skiing, sledding and tobogganing at Eisenhower Park.
600 Merrick Avenue at Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
Garvies Point Preserve
is a winter wonderland of 62 acres of forests and meadows. Stop by the Garvies Point Museum
to learn about Long Island's history.
Garvies Point Museum & Preserve
50 Barry Drive
Glen Cove, NY
This 35-acre park offers ample opportunities for cross county skiing as well as sledding and tobogganing when snow blankets the landscape.
1625 Broadway at Sheridan Avenue
North Woodmere Park sprawls across 150 acres. Enjoy the views as you cross country ski and new landscapes come into view at every turn.
North Woodmere Park
750 Hungry Harbor Road
North Woodmere, NY
Muttontown Preserve's fields, woodlands, ponds and estate grounds stretch across 550 acres. Glide across the nature trails and enjoy the great outdoors. During the holiday season, Chelsea Mansion
on the grounds is often open for visitors to view the beautiful former residence, now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Route 25A, West of Jericho-Oyster Bay Road, on Muttontown Lane
East Norwich, NY
Located in the middle of Seaford on the South Shore of Long Island, Tackapausha Museum and Preserve features 84 acres of oak and Atlantic White cedar forests, ponds and streams and trails.
Washington Avenue, between Merrick Road and Sunrise Highway
When snow blankets the area, take your cross country skis to Travil View State Park toe njoy some of the 400-acre park that features hardwood forests.
Trail View State Park
Jericho Turnpike, west of Woodbury Road
Valley Streatm STate Park offers cross country ski trails as well as walking trails.
Valley Stream State Park
Southern State Parkway, exit 15A
Valley Stream, NY