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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, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

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
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
96 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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144 reviews 144 reviews
31 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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