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Sands Point Preserve

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Address: 95 Middleneck Road, Port Washington, NY 11050
Phone Number: 516-571-7900
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All ages of dogs and people love this place

Jean-Marie Posner and others have rallied to preserve the beauty and accessibility of this remarkable gem. I'm glad they charge to get in--fewer idiots will who would leave their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Long Island, New York
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Long Island, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Jean-Marie Posner and others have rallied to preserve the beauty and accessibility of this remarkable gem. I'm glad they charge to get in--fewer idiots will who would leave their trash around, etc. Several film production companies and tv shows have been using this for shoots for years. There's something for everyone regardless of age or mobility level here.

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Port Washington, NY
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and I have been going to the Sands Point Preserve for 15 years... just the 2 of us and with our children as they grew up and have only good things to say about it and lots of fabulous memories. Picnics, ball & Frisbee playing, fabulous wooded paths with ponds and wildlife and an incredible beachfront! And they... More 

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Port Washington, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

After many years I reacquainted myself with the Preserve. My limited exposure was with wonderful free yoga classes and walks on this beautiful estate and its beach and nature trails. They have a full schedule of events and activities for all ages and taste which I intend to sample liberally. The $10.00 daily entrance fee can be ameliorated by becoming... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

THANK YOU!! Great place to go exploring with the kids & we can bring our dog!! Made it down to the beach & we had a great time & the kids with our happy dog was the best!!! Will be back often! 🐾🐾👣👣👣

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Long Island, N.Y.
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The old buildings and grounds are worth the trip. The drive to Sands Point is really nice too. Try it, you will like it.

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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The former Guggenheim Estate, which the old family gave to Nassau County, was turned into a public preserve for recreational and educational use. The property has also had other notable residents over the years. It was founded by Howard Gould the son of the railroad tycoon Jay Gould, and his wife, actress Katherine Clemmons, who purchased the land between 1900... More 

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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a really nice place to get away from the every day grind. It has great water views you can walk down to the shoreline and a beach area, some really nice hiking paths which are also great to snow shoe during winter. There are old buildings / castles to view and nice gardens. There are nice lawns perfect... More 

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Port Washington, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Perfect for a day stroll, view is great, kids can run around the grounds and play - would definitely come again to visit!

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NY
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361 reviews 361 reviews
167 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Looking for something to do with family, friends or go it alone? Spend a day exploring Sands Point Preserve. Plenty of parking explore things the way life used to be in a land nearby. Grand building on great estate. You'll love it

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New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We spend the Friday after Thanksgiving at the Design SHowhouse at the Guggenheim Estate. Each of the 24 rooms was designed and furnished by a different designer. The rooms were exquisite. There was also original artwork adorning all of the hallways. The $30 entry fee was a bit steep but you can return on another day. Next year, we will... More 

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