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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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Trip to the Gatsby Era on the Gold Coast of Long Island

Located 26 miles east of Manhattan, approximately one hour by car, the Sands Point Preserve is the great place for Picnics, walks in the trails and learning history of Long Island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Glen Cove, New York
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Glen Cove, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Located 26 miles east of Manhattan, approximately one hour by car, the Sands Point Preserve is the great place for Picnics, walks in the trails and learning history of Long Island.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I was surprised by the green of the fields. The castle is a must do. If you come for picnic come with families and friends any spot is worth. Activities are designed to keep The little one busy. I did not give it five start because the beach. We did not like it because it got a lot of mosquitoes... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Located at the end of some land on the North Shore in an exclusive area this is a wonderland for relaxation. Once you walk through the arches into the preserve it is as if you have stepped back into an oasis that has no cares of the world. After you have calmed down from the stress of your life and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We decided to visit Port Washington and went to Sands Point Preserve based on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed! The place is 230 acres of preserve with a couple stone castles and few hiking trails. There are some amazing views of Long Island Sound. Nice place to visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

The place was nice. However, the mansion itself was locked up. We took a peek at a grand hall. I wish it could have been opened to visitors. The only thing opened was the bathroom, which was not so clean. There were several hiking trails. I would recommend the trail on the shore. We enjoyed the view. This place could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Sands point preserve is just absolutely amazing! Beautiful views unbelievable architecture. Place the the whole family to have a nice afternoon picnic or for adventure buffs who enjoy light hiking. They have beautiful trails! The preserve is pet friendly which is a great plus. I think it's about $10 to park. If your looking for something to do on a... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Came to the Preserve on a Saturday. What a lovely place it is. The grounds were well kept and very clean considering they allow dogs on leash. There was some construction going on at the Hempstead House. Did not tour the Castle but it looked beautiful from the outside. Walked along the scenic shoreline with our dogs. It was a... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I came here with my mom, dad, girlfriend and siblings and it was just a great time. Beautiful scenery, amazing beaches and trails, and fantastic historic houses. I advise buying a Falaise tour ticket because that was amazing and totally worth it.

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Port Washington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Getting an annual membership is so worthwhile. I bring my dog a few times each week to hike on trails and cool off in the Sound. With picnic tables on grassy slopes overlooking the water, Sands Point Preserve is the perfect setting for a summer lunch with a friend. The tours are special too! Great family park.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I visited Sands Point last week. It does have 2 mansions that I saw only the outside of. I see it is now owned by the Guggenheim family. I'm sure back in the Gilded age it was more beautiful than today. I walked down to the beach looking over Long Island Sound it was pretty. I found it to be... More 

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