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Sands Point Preserve

95 Middleneck Road, Port Washington, NY 11050
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Type: Historic Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Port Washington, NY
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
24 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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