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Mashomack Preserve

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Address: 79 S. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, NY
Phone Number: 516-749-1001
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: This Nature Conservancy property spans 2,100 acres, and accounts for...
This Nature Conservancy property spans 2,100 acres, and accounts for one-third of the land on Shelter Island.
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Beautiful Hike

Mashomack is a beautiful nature preserve. The hiking ranges from easy to a good long beautiful hike. Just spray yourself with bug spray and check yourself for ticks . The place is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Shelter Island, New York
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Shelter Island, New York
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Mashomack is a beautiful nature preserve. The hiking ranges from easy to a good long beautiful hike. Just spray yourself with bug spray and check yourself for ticks . The place is a jewel hidden on beautiful Shelter Island.

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Birmingham, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Husband and I took a 3 mile home around this Preserve whilst we were vacationing on Shelter Island and it's a wonderful ace to visit. There is a bird window with feeders and a bench so you can sit and watch the multitude of wildlife in comfort. One of our best memories is walking across the meadow area and see... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We enjoyed the wide variety of habitats and good birding. The people were friendly and provided helpful information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Lovely hiking trails and well marked. The only thing that could improve it would be to allow dogs on leads.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We did the 3 mile hike which was really nice. Liked that there were various lengths and different features to each hike. We did this in the wintertime when there was still snow on the ground so the trails were a bit icy and treacherous. Would really like to do this again in the spring or summer when there's more... More 

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Wantage, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Wonderful day on Shelter Island. We were camping in Hither Hills; drove to the ferry. We took the ferry over with bikes in tow. Biked to Mashomack Preserve and enjoyed a lovely 6-mile hike around the preserve. Beautiful scenery, tranquil and interesting. The personnel were very helpful and friendly. Afterward, we biked all over the island - beautiful, stunning place.... More 

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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The Preserve is set up in such a way that you can basically get lost in nature and forget what's going on around in the planet. There's so much info provided by signs and stops on the trails and animals are seriously friendly. Within a few hours you can learn so much and see wild life and at the same... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Perfect for cross country skiing, as well as hiking. There are a few options for hikes, shorter and longer (9 miles). Unfortunately, no bikes and no dogs allowed.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Spent 3 hours at the Preserve. Trails are very well maintained and marked. Didn't see a single piece of trash. This was mid October so the colors were just starting to pop. The Great Meadow was beautiful. We felt this was "the" thing to do on the island. Be warned, closed on Tuesday.

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Great hikes, 3-10 miles for every fitness level. Knowledgable staff who really love explaining all that nature has to offer at this wonderful preserve.

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Address: 79 S. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, NY
Phone Number: 516-749-1001
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Shelter Island

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