Mashomack Preserve

EASY 15 reviews

Mashomack Preserve is a 9 mile loop trail located near Shelter Island, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
465 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

canoeing

hiking

sea kayaking

snowshoeing

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

views

wildlife

no dogs

On Shelter Island NY, Mashomack Preserve has five land trails for easy hiking, walking, and XC skiing. There is an accessible 1 mile trail; and 1.5, 3, 6, & 12 mile loops. There is also a marine water trail. Open daily July & August, closed Tuesdays in Sept-June, and open weekends only in Jan.

hiking
7 days ago

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26 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

1 month ago

Nice easy trail. We just did the green trail today and will do the blue trail next time. Nature Conservancy does a nice job of keeping up the trail and the staff are informative.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice! Stay on trails to avoid infestation of ticks!

birding
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Ive done the 9 mile loop a few times...it's closer to 10 depending on how you walk it. What stands out each time is the birding, passing deer, and the beach. The center of the park is always my favorite spot...swallows and blue birds can be seen flying / zig zaging in the air around these really nice fields. There are good water views. Watch for ticks as I do see them each visit during warmer months. Down the road is the Shelter Island Brewery​ which is a relaxing place to stop after hiking/walking for a few hours :)

3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful

5 months ago

8 months ago

beautiful and easy winter hike. not crowded at all. saw only 2 other parties in the trail. scenery by the water was breathtaking

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful fall day

hiking
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Friday, June 05, 2015

Nice and relaxing trail. You can do up to 5 different trails with Blue bring the longest at 10 miles. We elected to stay on the green trail of up to 6 miles. Only disappointment? Didn't see much wildlife except for chipmunks and some birds. But very easy trail to walk

hiking
Saturday, January 26, 2013

A great spot. Friendly staff, magnificent water views with some hills and wetland bridges. Please use caution for ticks in summer.

hiking
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Nice loops. Many choices for distance. Good seaside views. Good wildlife. Nice place for a picnic.