What We’re Doing
Creating a 175-mile greenway through 27 communities from Manhattan to Montauk.
Connect millions of New Yorkers to each other, to nature, and to the 750-mile Empire State Trail.
This project kicked off in 2018 with a feasibility study, determining if and how the Greenway could come to life. A particular challenge was the first 25 miles of the trail, navigating the dense urban landscape of Long Island. From 2020 to 2021, we engaged the community to dive deeper into the possibility of the Greenway, leading to the current design stage of the project.
Construction of the first 25 miles of the trail will begin in 2024.
The Long Island Greenway—a 175-mile extension to the Empire State Trail—will complete a truly statewide trail from Buffalo and Plattsburgh to Montauk. It will provide a new open space connecting state and local parks and transit connections, and it will change how Long Islanders and all New Yorkers play, commute, and live healthy lives.