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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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A MUST when biking, walking, driving on Shelter Island

I first hiked this wonderful place in 2008 but come back regularly now to help w/shellfish group. My husband has joined me multiple times & even as a spouse of an avid nature... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I first hiked this wonderful place in 2008 but come back regularly now to help w/shellfish group. My husband has joined me multiple times & even as a spouse of an avid nature lover, he's enjoyed himself too. We have kayaked as well as gone on a "Truck" preserve tour to see the wonderful sights Mashomack has to offer. As... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Nice walks a few birds but not much else to see although not the best time of year and daytime to visit I guess.very nice welcome at the visitor centre by the ranger lady. Probably best in the autumn or spring

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Boiling Springs, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the largest osprey preserves. No charge for parking or use of preserve. Great information area with a lovely volunteer that was very knowledgeable of the area. Easy to follow map provided with trails marked with distance and time needed to cover them. Trails vary from 1/2 mile to 10 mile trek. Easy trails to follow .Clearly... More 

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Patchogue, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Curious, I told my boyfriend to drive over so I could see what this Preserve was all about. We weren't very prepared but we had a blast!!!!! I can't wait to go again (might bring a floppy hat with me next time though). We walked up and checked out a tiny plant species garden then walked to the main Welcome... More 

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Searcy, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Beautiful Preserve and enjoyable peaceful hike. Lots of wildlife and gorgeous habitat. Wooded area so the hike was cool and pleasant. Felt like a million miles from NYC. Shelter Island is our favorite place!

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Shelter Island, New York
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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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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