A 173-mile trail is being created that will connect Manhattan to Montauk by 2020.
An extension through Long Island on the Empire State Trail was recently released that will make it possible for people to bike or hike to Montauk from Battery Park! The trail is currently the countries longest statewide trail, at 750 miles total and “ends” in Battery Park but spans to the Canadian border. However, Long Island was not included in the trail until now.
The idea behind the extension is to “facilitate public engagement around walking, hiking and bicycling on the corridor. This proposed trail alignment will take advantage of utility corridors and existing trails to maximize off-street segments to the greatest extent possible,” according to the Trust for Public Land’s plan.
The extension will be 175-mils from Battery Park to Montauk with 87 miles on-road and 86 miles off-road. While Empire State Trail will be completed in 2020, with the extension expected to be completed by 2021.