This morning I was walking along this path in Bethpage State Park.
I saw this path and contemplated going home to get my mountain bike for a little single track but alas that wasn't to be. Maybe next time.
Then I saw this and wondered what that could do to the next time:
The park denizens rumor is either an extension to the bike path but it looks too wide. A bike path wouldn't be bad, a road would be, a parking lot horrific. I kept dreading the lyrics of the Joni Mitchell song Big Yellow Taxi:
"They took all the trees
And put 'em in a tree museum
And they charged the people
A dollar and a half to seem 'em
Don't it always seem to go,
That you don't know what you've got
Til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot"