The first part of the trail beginning at merrick road (paved) allows for side by side trail riding with beginner level dirt track conditions. Once in Bethpage, the trail can be re-picked up through the numerous backside trails available which can be taken as far north as the North Shore. Once past Bethpage however, the only trails available are dirt with increasing difficulty.
How to get there:
The best actual way to the Green Belt Trail is by taking a personal vehicle to the park (Bethpage), where the trail can be taken North or South where it can lead to the Cedar Creek Bike Trail which parallels the Wantagh Parkway all the way to Jones Beach.
Nice riding. A stop along the way where refreshments are offered. You can take this one easy, or you