Five Towns - Long Island South Shore

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Cunningham Park > Floral Park > Garden City > Lynbrook >Bay Park > Hewlett Harbor > Woodsburgh > Lawrence > Valley Stream > Stewart Manor > Cunningham Park

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Claire Mordas
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Long Island
B, C
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Difficulty Rating: 
1 out of 5
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Ride starts & ends at Cunningham Park in Queens. You can drive there and park in the large, free parking lot or take the F train to 179th st. and ride 1.8 miles to the park. (Midland Parkway – 1.1 mi, L on 188th Street – 0.4 mi, R on Union Turnpike – 0.4 mi, R into parking lot). There is a public park bathroom at the start.

This ride is a scenic meander through the far reaches of Queens into the Five Towns region of Nassau County, including the villages of Lawrence, Cedarhurst, Woodmere, Inwood and The Hewletts). The views of waterfront and enormous mansions alongside exclusive private communities make for a very scenic experience. Pickup lunch in a deli in Hewlett and picnic next to Grant Pond in the park a few blocks away. On the return, circle through quiet residential areas of Hewlitt Harbor, Woodmere, and Lawrence before heading back to Queens. There are good pit stops on this route (Dunkin’ Donuts at mile 8, lunch mile 22, Gas Station pit at mile 36). LIRR bail options are fairly frequent and include Malverne, East Rockaway, Centre Ave, Hewlitt, Floral Park and other spots.

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