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“Hiking, birdwatching, special events”
Review of Mashomack Preserve

Mashomack Preserve
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Owner description: This Nature Conservancy property spans 2,100 acres, and accounts for one-third of the land on Shelter Island.
New Jersey
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59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Hiking, birdwatching, special events”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Good mostly level hiking with options for different hike lengths. Children can handle the shorter hikes. I prefer hike trails that take you near the water. Great place for bird watching. Their special events are often worth planning for -- canoe trips, boat trips, animal "visits", evening programs, etc. Note that it is ALWAYS hotter hiking here because of the inland hiking and unshaded areas than the rest of the island, which typically gets more of a breeze. Also, Lyme Disease is no joke - it was isolated to Shelter Island and many islanders/visitors have gotten it. This part of the island is tick central -- wear repellent and long pants and/or high boots/socks and a hat.

Visited June 2012
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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A big part of Shelter Island”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

This reserve area constitutes about 30% of the island. Most of t appears to be in pristine condition. It is a good hiking area.

Visited February 2013
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Thank AUSSIE4060
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Mount Sinai, New York
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hiker and birder-friendly”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

My husband and I make a point of visiting Mashomack every time we're at Shelter Island. I love the composting toilets.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Marlene D
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242322
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful trails for every one”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Mashomack Preserve is a great place to spend a few hours in a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Covering a third of Shelter Island, you can go with young children who will love the small exhibit in the welcome center and enjoy a short trail, or go for a more challenging hike for several hours. We go in every season, especially spring, fall and winter. We wished they were more trails to enjoy but recommend it for anyone looking for fresh air and a good walk.

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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98 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great walk”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

My girlfriend took the 2.5hour trail and it was great. We felt like we were alone all along.
It's really beautiful. We even had the opportunity jump into a couple of deers!

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Adrien P
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