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Mashomack Preserve

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We took a walk along the trails of the park, we had great weather and saw many creatures who live... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David B
Brooklyn, New York
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Beautiful park

Some stunning views ! did the red trail which is only 1.5 miles due to lack of time . Will go back... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
New York City, New York
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This Nature Conservancy property spans 2,100 acres, and accounts for one-third of the land on Shelter Island.
79 S. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, NY
+1 516-749-1001
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All reviews bring bug spray visitor center well marked trails sun screen couple of hours green trail south ferry few hours beautiful nature mile trail hike birds woods shorter visitors bugs jogging
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a walk along the trails of the park, we had great weather and saw many creatures who live amongst the ground and trees. Trails are easily mark so you won’t get lost.

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Some stunning views ! did the red trail which is only 1.5 miles due to lack of time . Will go back soon!

Thank bunkiss
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The earlier you go the better chances you will get to see wild life. Take water with you as i got lost my 1st time there. What was suppose to be a 1 hr walk turned out to be 3 hours but i enjoyed it!!

Thank AValentin
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely place with friendly, knowledgeable staff.we came with three babies and were supplied with large off road strollers so we could take them on the paths. We chose the red path which was an ideal length for us

Thank ColumFoley
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We are very fortunate this beautiful space is not full of $1m homes. What a treat to hike out and imagine what the island was like before development. Trails are well marked- many bar coded information points to learn about the surroundings- and yes be...More

1  Thank DavefromNJ
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Natural Mashomack Preserve is a beautiful nature preserve on Shelter Island. It keeps Shelter Island the green sanctuary island that we love.

1  Thank lollygal
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Be sure to bring bug spray! Not a bad hike but we wish we had those bug hats that cover your face. Gnats all over the place! Some good views of the sound but spread out. Close to the south ferry.

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic walk through Mashomack preserve - saw lots of chipmunks and even a fox! The nature there is beautiful!

Thank majagila
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Not only is there so much history behind this beautiful sanitary, but it is a preserve for the most beautiful plant and animal life Long Island has to offer.

2  Thank antlea2017
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

It's was closed when we went this week, you need to call before going, especially in this time. Almost everything it's closed in Shelter Island

Thank Carolina C
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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.