Just minutes from Times Square, Nassau County, Long Island, sports a variety of winter activities, including mountain biking, cross country skiing, hiking, ice skating, ocean kayaking and seal watching tours.
Nassau County, NY (PRWEB) January 28, 2010 -- For adventure lovers who find the onset of frigid air both invigorating and inviting, Nassau County, Long Island, has some winter fun in store. Just minutes from Times Square, this drivable vacation destination is chock full of adventurous mountain biking, cross country skiing, and hiking trails.
Tucked away off the beaten path, these frosty fairways offer a challenging trek, seasonal vistas, and an essential dose of serenity. Visitors can also indulge in some of our area’s other cold-weather pleasures, including seal watching walks or cruises, kayaking, and outdoor/indoor ice skating.
Here's a sample itinerary:
Start the day at Stillwell Woods Mountain Bike Trail in Syosset, featuring almost 5 miles of moderately steep terrain twisting through a 270-acre preserve. The ride is just rough enough for a boost of adrenaline, with a handful of black diamond alternate routes on the back side that can add to the excitement. Some of the passes are sandy, and can be tricky if you' don’t have the proper gear.
Take a break for lunch and thaw out at BK Sweeney’s Parkside in Bethpage. Enjoy a pub-style meal in a tavern setting.
If you are still up for a ride you can hop over to the trail Bethpage State Park, a 12-mile mixed single track that is slated beginner to intermediate. Carved through a wooded sect, this path provides beautiful views of the countryside. Ambiguous trail markings make for a hard-to-navigate trail, with a surprise or two alon
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