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Mashomack Preserve, Shelter Island

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Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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Mashomack Preserve reviews

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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
137 reviews
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4.8
TripAdvisor
  • One of the better, more peaceful and less visited preserves in the Long Island region. We enjoyed seeing the osprey perches, birds and ground squirrels all running around. The red trail is 1.5... 
    One of the better, more peaceful and less visited preserves in the Long Island region. We enjoyed seeing the osprey perches, birds and ground squirrels all running around. The red trail is 1.5...  more »
  • This is a great place for a hike, especially with the family. I went with my 2 daughters in their 20s and we chose the red trail (1.4 miles). The trail was easy (I have arthritis of the knees, so it.....  more
    This is a great place for a hike, especially with the family. I went with my 2 daughters in their 20s and we chose the red trail (1.4 miles). The trail was easy (I have arthritis of the knees, so it.....  more »
  • Mashomack covers about a third of the island and encompasses woodlands, meadows, marshes and almost 10 mikes of waterfront. It has several well marked and clear trails of different lengths and while....  more
    Mashomack covers about a third of the island and encompasses woodlands, meadows, marshes and almost 10 mikes of waterfront. It has several well marked and clear trails of different lengths and while....  more »
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  • If this gem is not on your bucket list of trails then your bucket list is severely deficient! WOW is all I can say. So many options. Spectacular views. Well marked and maintained trails wide enough to walk side by side with your honey if you’d like! The trails are easy to light moderate and take you through open fields, under a canopy of trees and along the shore. If you travail in July or August you might enjoy some of nature’s treats - wild raspberries in abundance. My only complaint is dogs are not allowed. But sometimes they need a day off. If you walk the whole trail, about 9 miles, you’ll enjoy views of the bay looking East, Gardiner’s Bay, the north shore of the Hamptons, the tip of Montauk, Bug Light, Orient Point and Plum Island. An absolutely beautiful hike.
  • Great place to see salt marshes and lots of birds. I would recommend visiting in the Fall because it’s really hot and buggy here during summer.
  • Beautiful site to hike, even in the winter. It might be the better time to visit as the tourist population of the island is so low. They have some fairly easy hikes, at varying distances to choose from. I think we ended up hiking around 6 miles all counted. The only real difficulty was how muddy some parts of the trail were, due to the recent rains.
  • I'm a regular visitor here to one of The Nature Conservancy's beautiful gems on lovely Shelter Island. Much to do here. Very family-friendly. Miles of great scenic hiking trails. You can also drive or hike out to the lovey historic Manor house. I have been to several birding events. They specialize in Educational events and outings. I highly recommend it!!
  • The Nature Conservancy has done a great job with this beautiful preserve. We hiked around 5 miles and went from shaded forest to grass fields to tidal Marsh. The clearly marked trails were very well maintained. The "trail book" that they have was fun and engaging for our 5 year old. A very pleasant place to spend time in nature.

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