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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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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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Loved this place! Nature 101.

The visitor center serves as a museum of sorts with exhibits on birds and other wildlife. Very informative and highly interactive and engaging - great for kids and even grown ups... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
RinaBlue13
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Quezon City, Philippines
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Quezon City, Philippines
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor center serves as a museum of sorts with exhibits on birds and other wildlife. Very informative and highly interactive and engaging - great for kids and even grown ups. One area allows you to sit and look at the window and watch different types of birds flying in and out and stopping by the birdfeeder. There's a chart... More 

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Smithtown, New York, United States
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Hiking Mashomack was the highlight of my vacation on S.I. We used a triple defense against ticks consisting of permethrin, DEET 100%, and Picaridin. We had no ticks at all despite hiking in the peak season of July. We hiked the red to yellow, to blue trail which was about 11 miles. The park is well kept with plenty of... More 

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Perth
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This is a wonderful reserve and stunning with all the autumn colours. The staff were very helpful. The information centre has a wonderful bay window where you can sit and watch the local birds feeding. The paths were well maintained and we spent many hours walking there.

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Thank MazPerth
East Moriches, New York
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I can't say enough about this beautiful slice of heaven. Gorgeous trails, beautiful landscapes, spectacular water views. It's everything you'd want in a hike. Different trails to choose from. We did the 10 mile (blue) trail last weekend, and only saw one other couple the entire time we hiked. Whether you're with a group of Cub Scouts, or a romantic... More 

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Thank Laura H
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The Mashomack Preserve has beautiful walking trails for anyone and everyone. Whether you want to go for a three mile hike or a 10 mile hike, you have the option to do so. The nature is so wonderful.

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Thank SaraBaggio
Costa Rica
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116 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I an a nature lover and wherever I go I seek for the perfect spot. Well I gotta say this is one of many I found nearby. I will admit I skipped the visitor center and went directly for a stroll. I had had a rough couple of unexpected days and this place was the proper treatment to heal my... More 

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Thank Dulce W
Lindenhurst, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I have been here twice within the past year and we really enjoy it! It's quite hilly and during the spring-early fall months, you only get a glimpse of the water throughout the trail but it's overall very peaceful and enjoyable! The green trail is about 6 miles and the blue trail is 10 miles. We only... More 

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Thank NadineCr
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

A jewel. Beautiful and easy walks of .3, 1.5, 3, 6, and 10 miles that change based on the time of day and year. Excellent educational displays.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We visited Mashomack Preserve this morning and had a wonderful time. The person working there was so friendly and informative and more than able to give advice on what to do in the preserve. There is a window through which you can watch all the different birds feeding from a bird feeder which was truly a delight, we spent a... More 

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Thank EMWindle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

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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