We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Mashomack Preserve

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 79 S. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, NY
Phone Number: 516-749-1001
Website
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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 98 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Nature's Bounty

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Irma G
,
Smithtown, New York, United States
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

98 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 96: English reviews
Smithtown, New York, United States
Level Contributor
259 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

Helpful?
Thank Irma G
East Meadow, New York
Level Contributor
125 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
2 Thank YankeeJeff
Brooklyn
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
2 Thank JMMJM
denver colorado
Level Contributor
30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Helpful?
1 Thank max-albert
ny
Level Contributor
218 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank Mindyopp
Hollywood, FL USA
Level Contributor
153 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Daro2013
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Helpful?
2 Thank apkam
Pawling, New York
Level Contributor
51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Helpful?
2 Thank OESforme
Coaldale, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

The wife and I took a walk and the views were beautiful. There are four different colored trails each more challenging than the other. Get out and take a walk here you wont be disappointed!

Helpful?
1 Thank THEREAPR11
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

If you're a birder, I am thinking it's a must-do. Unfortunate that they do not open early in the morning when the most birds are the most active. What's up with that? Perhaps the Nature Conservancy has different priorities. Perhaps I'm being an Ugly human. Perhaps this is a First Species Problem. Damn. Still, we saw a bunch of birds... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Nevusdad

Travelers who viewed Mashomack Preserve also viewed

 
East Hampton, Hamptons
 

Been to Mashomack Preserve? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mashomack Preserve and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
New York City, New York
1 month ago
Massapequa Park, NY
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Mashomack Preserve staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?