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Open house held Oct. 30 on state parks' trail rehab in Huntington and Oyster Bay

Bikers ride along the path at Bethpage State

Bikers ride along the path at Bethpage State Park, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

The state parks department will hold a public workshop and open house on the preparation of a trails plan for Bethpage and Trail View State Parks on Oct. 30.

State parks staff will give a presentation about the trail planning process at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Staff will be available to answer questions. The open house will last from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be held at the Bethpage Clubhouse Lenox Room at Bethpage State Park, 99 Quaker Meeting House Road in Farmingdale.

The recommended improvements may include relocation, design, amenities, management, maintenance, and trail closing or restoration, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website. The purpose of the plan is improve the recreational value of the trails while mitigating any impact on the environment, the DEC said.

Comments may be submitted in writing to: Salim Chishti, Park Planner, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, 625 Broadway 2nd floor, Albany, N.Y. 12207 or by email to

Comments will be accepted until Nov. 14.

Trail View State Park is a 400-acre, 7.4-mile linear park that serves as a link along the Nassau/Suffolk Greenbelt Trail that extends from Cold Spring Harbor State Park on the north shore of Suffolk County to Bethpage State Park, and eventually to the south shore of Nassau County, according the state park's department website.

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