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Mashomack Preserve

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Lovely place with friendly, knowledgeable staff.we came with three babies and were supplied with... read more

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We are very fortunate this beautiful space is not full of $1m homes. What a treat to hike out and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Montclair NJ
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This Nature Conservancy property spans 2,100 acres, and accounts for one-third of the land on Shelter Island.
79 S. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, NY
+1 516-749-1001
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely place with friendly, knowledgeable staff.we came with three babies and were supplied with large off road strollers so we could take them on the paths. We chose the red path which was an ideal length for us

Thank ColumFoley
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are very fortunate this beautiful space is not full of $1m homes. What a treat to hike out and imagine what the island was like before development. Trails are well marked- many bar coded information points to learn about the surroundings- and yes be...More

Thank DavefromNJ
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Natural Mashomack Preserve is a beautiful nature preserve on Shelter Island. It keeps Shelter Island the green sanctuary island that we love.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to bring bug spray! Not a bad hike but we wish we had those bug hats that cover your face. Gnats all over the place! Some good views of the sound but spread out. Close to the south ferry.

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic walk through Mashomack preserve - saw lots of chipmunks and even a fox! The nature there is beautiful!

Thank majagila
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Not only is there so much history behind this beautiful sanitary, but it is a preserve for the most beautiful plant and animal life Long Island has to offer.

2  Thank antlea2017
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

It's was closed when we went this week, you need to call before going, especially in this time. Almost everything it's closed in Shelter Island

Thank Carolina C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

A trip to Shelter Island is not complete without a visit to the Mashomack Preserve. Go there for an easy hike, to bird watch, or commune with nature.

Thank mbkwren
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We were only here for a couple of hours, so followed the shorter of the trails. These are well marked wide paths. Not suitable for wheelchairs, but are otherwise not challenging. They have a set of explanatory boards located around the route, with QR codes...More

1  Thank Bob N
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We walked the yellow route and included a section of the green route to get closer to the water, total of maybe 3.5 miles or so. It's was nothing special, just a walk in the woods. I guess my expectations were too high.

1  Thank Nic N
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9 April 2017|
Response from Glenn78954 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot and visitor center on Rt 114 about 1 mile north of the south ferry. Preserve closes at 5 p.m.
20 September 2016|
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Response from Glenn78954 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed in the preserve.
Michele R
21 July 2016|
Response from bayviewinthekeys |
Bikes are not allowed.