Useful Link: Sports & Leisure: Recreation

  • Biking on Long Island
    Lists the Long Island parks where biking is allowed.
  • Boating Safety Courses
    Be certified before you set sail. Check this list of boating safety courses sponsored by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation.
  • Boating Safety Courses: Online
    This free, interactive, non-proctored course and exam has been approved by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and is recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard as exceeding the minimum requirements for the National Recreational Boating Safety Program. Individual states may charge additional fees for their officially recognized boating cards.
  • Hiking Long Island
    Go for a walk on Long Island! The Long Island Trail Lovers Coalition maintains a list of hiking trails in Suffolk County with descriptions of blazes (or routes).
  • Long Island Birding
    Bird lovers have a home on the Internet with this website highlighting Long Island locations for great birdwatching opportunities as well as news and upcoming trips.
  • Long Island Boat Ramp Guide
    Find a place to hit the high seas with this list of Suffolk County ramps. The list includes town phone numbers, seasonal restrictions, and indicates if fees are in place to launch.
  • Long Island Fishing
    Guide to Long Island fishing locations and fish species found in specific locales. Also provides links to freshwater and saltwater fish and New York State fishing regulations. From the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation.
  • Long Island Golf Courses
    Hit the links with this comprehensive list of Long Island golf courses including maps, descriptions, and amenities.
  • Long Island Parks & Beaches
    Find a list of the state and county parks and beaches in your neighborhood. The result list for each town or zip code also includes dog parks.
  • Surfing on Long Island
    Find out the best spots for surfing on Long Island by searching through the interactive map or pull-down menus. Information includes best tide, best season, ability level, and more.