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Address: 79 S. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, NY
Phone Number: +1 516-749-1001
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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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Great trails and magically peaceful

Spent hours wandering the well maintained trails at Mashomack. The signage is excellent and the entire reserve is beautiful. Views of a salt March and water beyond were peaceful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 22, 2016
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Redding, Connecticut, USA
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Redding, Connecticut, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Spent hours wandering the well maintained trails at Mashomack. The signage is excellent and the entire reserve is beautiful. Views of a salt March and water beyond were peaceful and idyllic. We loved our time there. There is also a very nice visitors center. I loved the bird egg displays.

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Shelter Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

If you've wondered what shelter island looked like before Europeans came and before big $$$ showed up this is 2400 acres of forest, shoreline and fauna that is pretty much what the island once looked like. Good hiking, some nice views, nothing spectacular...but, worth the time.

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Smithtown, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Birds, butterflies, sun glistening on the water and will marked trails. You can hike for hours in this lovely preserve. There is lots of uneven terrain and tree limbs, so wear shoes with lots of support. There are miles and miles of trails. A great way to get exercise on a summer day.

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East Meadow, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

If you need a little rest from the sun, this is the place to find it. Plenty of shade, fabulous trees and great walking trails that can take anywhere from 45 minutes to close to 3 hours to finish. The trails are clearly marked so you won't get lost. There are also many highlighted spots describing the trees and plants... More 

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Brooklyn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

We only did the short (red) trail, 1.5 miles, and found it nice but a little boring. I think the longer, 3 mile or longer, hikes might be more interesting and will take you down to the waterfront.

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denver colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Went hiking here while visiting with family. Beautiful area. Well maintained. Staff was very pleasant, informative. Would highly recommend.

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ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Mahomack is superbly run by the Nature Conservancy and covers almost a third of Shelter Island. There are several very well marked trails through varied ecological zones. The NC runs all sorts of children's education programs. Some of these are marked on the trail so its great for kids. 4 of us took a walk on the red/yellow trails. It... More 

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Hollywood, FL USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy nature along pathways which vary in length from 2 -11 miles, then make a stop at this preserve. The paths we took on the shorter distance was an easy walk on compact dirt mixed with stones and trees providing necessary shade on a very warm summer day. My husband stayed back but saw across from a large... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Peaceful, lovely, well tended paths with descriptions of local flora and fauna. You can spend anywhere from 1 hour to all day here. It is hot in the summer, though parts are shaded, and you should bring water and a hat. The trails are easy and mostly flat, with different hikes ranging from 200 yards to 10 miles, some with... More 

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Pawling, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Mashomack Preserve is not to be missed...if you enjoy an unspoiled area of unusual beauty. But, bear in mind this is Lyme Disease country so do take precautions. There are warning signs when you get to the preserve, but best prepare by taking a good tick repellant spray and spraying the bottom of pants legs and shoes. Don't let this... More 

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