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Mashomack Preserve

79 S. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, NY
516-749-1001
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: This Nature Conservancy property spans 2,100 acres, and accounts for one-third of the land on Shelter Island.
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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Wonderful hiking trails...bring plenty of water and binoculars for bird watching. Go early to stay cool and bring bug spray. Staff have trail maps.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Mashomack Preserve is probably my favorite part of Shelter Island. Nearly a third of the island is covered by the beautiful nature preserve. There are a series of well marked trails for hiking, with a great map, friendly volunteers, and a nice visitor's center. We walked the second longest of the trails, which was a beautiful six miles through... More

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Wading River
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Walking these trails, you can forget you are so close to civilization. Bald eagles have been spotted, the Blue herons and egrets call it home and you might see a fox or two. Pack some water for the walk, especially the long trail. This alone is worth a trip to Shelter Island, which has much more to offer with great... More

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Shelter Island, New York, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Mashomack Preserve covers almost a third of picturesque Shelter Island. There are miles of beautiful hiking trails and creeks and beautiful shorelines that can be explored on kayak tours. Great nature center and short walking trail with fun displays. Good calendar of events. Absolutely worth a visit.

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Stony Brook, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

A very nice preserve with several trails to hike from 1.5 miles to over 11! Well maintained and provide a diverse view of the wildlife on Shelter Island. A good workout due to the hills but definitely worth it!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I have lived in shelter island and my 3 son's were born there,beautiful island, a must visit, hope to go back some day.

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

What a wonderful hike me and my wife had today. Even picnicked when we entered the first trail(yellow). If you're in the area do go. You won't be disappointed.

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Bronx NY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The preserve has a handful of clearly marked hikes, ranging from an hour to about five hours. We were there recently in the early fall, and it was just so pretty. We walked through woods, along the coastline, and through a magnificent meadow. A new feature for children: a short hike has pages from a lovely picture book about a... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

just had the red and the yellow trails with my wife and 3 kids. the place is very nice and the guides are very freindly.

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Hampton Bays, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We did a 10.5 mile hike around Mashomack Preserve. We saw deer, all sorts of birds, snakes. butterflies, dragonflies, to name a few of the wildlife. The views were breathtaking!

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