If you get a hankering to take a hike, we’ve got the best places in and around Port Jeff.

Don’t forget to bring your four-legged friend as many of these trails are dog-friendly. Just beware of ticks!

It’s not just for hikers, many trails are shared by runners and bikers. As an added bonus, if you or your kids are into letterboxing we provided links to some maps in each trail if available. Safe hiking!

Below are five #GreatHikes we came up with. Click boxes 2,3,4, and 5 to see them all.

Setauket-Port Jefferson Station Greenway Trail

A three-mile trail paved trail (one way) that offers a tranquil hike, run, or bike ride with a few challenging hills.

Take the pooch along but don’t forget the leash. The paved pathway is great for dog walks and provides a good hike that avoids areas where you’re likely to pick up ticks.

You have to cross a few roads to get to the end but they are safely marked with traffic signals to warn drivers of approaching pedestrians.

Access from the DOT parking lot off of Route 112, across from Hallock Road and next to the 7-Eleven.