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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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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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125 reviews 125 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
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17 reviews 17 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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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 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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