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Mashomack Preserve

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79 S. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, NY
+1 516-749-1001
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Favorite Hiking Trail

Not only is there so much history behind this beautiful sanitary, but it is a preserve for the most... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
East Moriches, New York
Call before going

It's was closed when we went this week, you need to call before going, especially in this time... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Carolina C
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This Nature Conservancy property spans 2,100 acres, and accounts for one-third of the land on Shelter Island.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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79 S. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, NY
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

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

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.

Thank Nic N
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We managed to squeeze in a couple of hours before getting the south ferry but wished we'd allowed more time to explore further. We did the red and yellow trails comfortable in the time we had. Lots of chipmunks about, and we saw a box...More

2  Thank Andy Wilson
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I have done a lot of hiking, so I jumped at the chance to check this preserve out while on Shelter Island. It is a lovely area, and it's certainly well-preserved...but it felt more like a lovely walk than a hike, somehow. I mean, we...More

2  Thank Amy S
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We visited Mashomack Preserve with my husband, 12 and 18 year old kids, and five other friends. We rode on the South Ferry at North Haven which was fun in itself. It was rather small and only held about 10-12 cars and it was a...More

1  Thank Siao S
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Marshlands, woods, pastures, glimpses of the sea: hike for a short while, a couple of hours, or for several hours (bring bug-spray and sun-screen) - this is a truly beautiful location.

1  Thank OverseerOfAllThatIs
Reviewed 21 June 2017

A beautiful & pristine preserve that has miles of trails by the water and in the fields. I went in winter and it is just stunning.

1  Thank Fatemeh L
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Questions & Answers
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.