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Mashomack Preserve

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Address: 79 S. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, NY
Phone Number: 516-749-1001
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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 memorable adventure

I have lived on Long Island my entire life and had never been to Shelter Island. I went over with one of my friends last week and we stopped at the preserve. We completed the 6... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I have lived on Long Island my entire life and had never been to Shelter Island. I went over with one of my friends last week and we stopped at the preserve. We completed the 6 mile hike in about 2 1/2 hours. I plan to go back and complete the 10 mile hike at the end of September. It... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wonderful place to hike and learn!! The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. Lots of different levels of trails to hike! Beautiful birds.

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Brooklyn, New York
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Easy to moderate hike, lovely views, well marked. Various hikes take from 1/2 hour to 4 hours. Take the car ferry to Shelter Island and drive over to the preserve. Its free with a request for donations. We went on a very hot day, but it was a lovely, shady walk through the woods. The trails are easily followed and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 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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7 attraction 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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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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