For the Love of Parkways

Highways, dirt roads, back roads and even interstates each have their own allure; but parkways might be my greatest love if we are talking about roads. Here are a few of my favorite Long Island Parkways.

Ocean Parkway near Jones Beach State Park, NY.

Ocean Parkway near Jones Beach State Park, NY.

The Meadowbrook Parkway, Nassau County, NY.

The Meadowbrook Parkway, Nassau County, NY.

The Meadowbrook Parkway and the exit to Loop Parkway heading to Point Lookout, NY.

The Meadowbrook Parkway and the exit to Loop Parkway heading to Point Lookout, NY.

The Loop Parkway.

The Loop Parkway.

The Loop Parkway almost at its terminus. To the right you turn to Lido Beach and Long Beach. To the left you turn to Point Lookout.

The Loop Parkway almost at its terminus. To the right you turn to Lido Beach and Long Beach. To the left you turn to Point Lookout.

A good overview of Long Island Parkways: Long Island Exchange and scenic byways.

7 thoughts on “For the Love of Parkways

  1. jane says:

    do you deliberately have snow flakes falling right to left through your background?
    interesting…
    I always curious about what you will post – whether I comment or not.
    Today you made me thnk about memory – as these scenes are flat. with lots of sky, a little boring for me. Then I realized that I would post quite boring shots of my chldhood trips to the beach – and feel the same anticipation and joy of the occasion as well as love of the landscape, the dips and rises of the road itself.

    • Kaitlin says:

      yes, wordpress puts the snow on the blogs this time of year!

      Thank you, Jane, I’m so glad you enjoy PiP. Your comment about the flat, boring scenes made me laugh. I know, not everyone loves a flat road photograph. But, to me, something about the road and open sky just make me want to go on a road trip. Glad it could remind of you some good memories, too.

    • Kaitlin says:

      Ha, that’s a good point. It might have something to do with most of Ocean Parkway being shut down right due to Hurricane Sandy. And these parkways are generally free of traffic except in prime beach going season.

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