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Sands Point Preserve

Address: 95 Middleneck Road, Port Washington, NY 11050
Phone Number: 516-571-7900
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Type: Historic Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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153 reviews 153 reviews
66 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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Port Washington, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've been going to Sands Point Preserve every so often for around 8 years and have truly enjoyed my times there, whether walking through the woods, or along the beach (more about this later) or just ambling through the rose garden while staring at the incredible view over Manhasset Bay out to Queens and Connecticut. About 2-4 years ago, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My friend, my brother and I went on a hike with our mothers. We went on a health trail. We did some health stations. We went to the beautiful beach, even though it was hard to get on the beach. I recommend sands point.

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Livingston, NJ
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130 reviews 130 reviews
29 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were looking for a place to go with our granddaughters in Long Island on a beautiful fall day. Checking on GOOGLE, this place came up and we are so glad it did! Sands Point is a 216 acre preserve located by the Long Island Sound. The main structure is the massive Hempstead House and there are also the impressive... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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40 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Though the house smells a bit like musty books, the tour of Falaise is interesting in that it has the original furnishings left by Guggenheim, and so many famous people stayed there. You can walk around, picnic and check out the other buildings on the grounds, but have to take the bus ride to see Falaise.

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We toured Falaise this afternoon and enjoyed every minute of a wonderful tour and beautiful day. We weren't able to tour Hempstead House as it was being prepared for a designer showcase. The grounds are beautiful and lovely walking trails abound.

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New York City, New York
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We come here every Labor Day. It's closed than Jones beach and only costs $10 per car to get in. We have a picnic by the main house, then the kids play in the surf by the beach while the older kids go for a walk on the nature trails. The trails have workout stations scattered among their we defined... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

$80/year membership saves paying $10/car entrance fee. I attend about 25 Friday a.m. yoga classes a year, so membership quickly pays for itself. And the sessions are wonderful. They're held either in the imposing Castle Gould, the beautiful Hempstead House mansion or, in nice weather, on the lawn overlooking Long Island Sound. The yoga instructor, Mary Lou, is excellent and... More 

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katonah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visited "La Falaise", former home of H. Gugenheim on Sands Point Preserve, Port Washington, N.Y. The home was lovely and history with link to Charles Lindbergh was interesting. We enjoyed walking the grounds and various trails on the over 200 acre preserve. The parking is $10 and the entry fee is $10 per person all in cash. A Senior discount... More 

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