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Sands Point Preserve

95 Middleneck Road, Port Washington, NY 11050
516-571-7900
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Type: Historic Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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katonah
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Fairfax, Virginia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I went there after reading a review on TA and article about the Guggenheims (sp???). My only regret was that I was unable to tour the homes. The main house looks like a castle and has to be at least 30K square feet. The guest house (??) closer to the Sound had intricate exterior stone work that needed repair (made... More

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Port Washington, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We live in the area and go to the Preserve for the change of seasons, and School projects our children need to do. It's a part of history in the area,Beautiful,Peaceful...Should always be around for all to enjoy!

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Farmingdale, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I had read reviews stating how beautiful this place is and that people have seen various wildlife here. This was not my experience. I experienced a lot of mosquitos and gnats. The trails were okay, although not clearly labeled. The beach area was nice with the exception of the large barge ruining the beautiful view. I would not discourageanyone from... More

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Port Washington, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Two castles from the Roaring 20's and lots of hiking trails to explore. The view is great and they film ROYAL PAINS here.

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Port Washington, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

The preserve is a large area of beautiful property on Long Island sound. Great for day trips with the kids and events in the renovated Guggenheim estate. Terrific village day every fall.

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Belle Mead, New Jersey, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

so much nature! there were turtles sunning on logs, squirrels scurrying along branches, and trees and grass everywhere! there are so miles of trails along small woody areas and Long Island Sound, but the downside- no bikes are allowed. but to compensate, there was an ice cream truck, so my daughter got a frozen fruit popsicle and was slurping on... More

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Port Washington, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

See the mansions of the "ultra-rich and famous" and walk the grounds. Miles of trails and beautiful views of LI Sound; Great lawns, woods, beaches and pounds. A special place right here in Nassau county. Plenty of wildlife to see. It's a great way to spend an afternoon.

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NYC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a little gem of a place. You can take trails through untouched woodlands, see turtles sunning themselves in the ponds, and even walk down to the waters of Long Island Sound and go swimming or sunning. A wonderful way to spend the day!

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Port Washington, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

2 old mansions are on the Sands Point Preserve. Like out of the Great Gatsby. Excellent way to have a tour and see how the 1% from that era lived. Outside there are walking trails that go through great treed areas and some lead down to the salt water beach. When it snows you can do cross country here. Great... More

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