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Mashomack Preserve

#1 of 9 things to do in Shelter Island Features Animals
79 S. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, NY
+1 516-749-1001
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Nice place for a walk

I have done a lot of hiking, so I jumped at the chance to check this preserve out while on Shelter... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Amy S
New York City, New York
A nice way to spend a few hours

We visited Mashomack Preserve with my husband, 12 and 18 year old kids, and five other friends. We... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Siao S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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This Nature Conservancy property spans 2,100 acres, and accounts for one-third of the land on Shelter Island.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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79 S. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, NY
+1 516-749-1001
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have done a lot of hiking, so I jumped at the chance to check this preserve out while on Shelter Island. It is a lovely area, and it's certainly well-preserved...but it felt more like a lovely walk than a hike, somehow. I mean, we...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited Mashomack Preserve with my husband, 12 and 18 year old kids, and five other friends. We rode on the South Ferry at North Haven which was fun in itself. It was rather small and only held about 10-12 cars and it was a...More

Thank Siao S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marshlands, woods, pastures, glimpses of the sea: hike for a short while, a couple of hours, or for several hours (bring bug-spray and sun-screen) - this is a truly beautiful location.

Thank OverseerOfAllThatIs
Reviewed 21 June 2017

A beautiful & pristine preserve that has miles of trails by the water and in the fields. I went in winter and it is just stunning.

1  Thank Fatemeh L
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Fantastic viewing window in the lodge and a variety of trails to suit everyone. If you are into wildlife don't miss it!

Thank katecrook
Reviewed 15 March 2017

One third of Shelter Island is comprised of Mashomack Preserve, which one can see from the deck of the South Ferry, on Smith Cove. While the shoreline that is visible is exquisite, there is so much more beyond the public eye. There is ample parking,...More

2  Thank PAM_from_LINY
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Over 2000 acres of woods, well marked trails set up for the casual walk to serious day hike. Gives you an opportunity to see what Shelter Island looked like before all the beach front houses came along. Not usually crowded.

Thank Glenn78954
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We love that this preserve has 4 trails to choose from to support the different type of day you're having.

Thank Robin A
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Went to Mashomack after finding it on a list of Hiking trails close to NYC. There are four trail options (1.5,3,6 and 12 miles). I decided to do the 6 mile, which took about 2 hours. The trail was gorgeous. Definitely bundle up and wear...More

1  Thank Jillian L
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Spent hours wandering the well maintained trails at Mashomack. The signage is excellent and the entire reserve is beautiful. Views of a salt March and water beyond were peaceful and idyllic. We loved our time there. There is also a very nice visitors center. I...More

Thank yecats59
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Questions & Answers
9 April 2017|
Response from Glenn78954 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot and visitor center on Rt 114 about 1 mile north of the south ferry. Preserve closes at 5 p.m.
20 September 2016|
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Response from Glenn78954 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed in the preserve.
Michele R
21 July 2016|
Response from bayviewinthekeys |
Bikes are not allowed.