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Sands Point Preserve

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Address: 95 Middle Neck Rd, Port Washington, NY 11050-1218
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Gorgeous Views

We wanted to see the mansions of the beautiful property. I enjoy history and since my daughter attends college on Long Island we enjoy touring the mansions around the area... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Columbia, Maryland
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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to see the mansions of the beautiful property. I enjoy history and since my daughter attends college on Long Island we enjoy touring the mansions around the area. Hempstead House was closed because they were decorating it for Halloween, but we did get to tour the grounds outside. We did take a tour of Falaise. The tour guide... More 

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Port Washington, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Take a nice stroll through the woods or along the shore. Its not as big as many other places, but cool to see the castle, etc. $10 fee to enter per car.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The views are spectacular and not too many know of this place hence my hesitance to review it. I want to keep it somewhat of a secret spot. This is not a place full of bells and whistles. You can't even ride your bike here. What you do get are views of Long Island Sound and actual castles. Have a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The park is owned by Nassau County but operated by a non-profit. Over the last few years they have been grooming the grounds more and more and have completely moved away from the concept of keeping the grounds natural, I.e. a preserve. I find that aggravating as there are so few spaces left that reflect the natural beauty of the... More 

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Mineola, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Sands Points Conservancy is a fantastic piece of history with a castle and the Hempstead House which has a series of events attached to it from Haunted Halloween mansion to fabulous talent with dinner theatre, musical draws and top Broadway talent, the conservancy does an outstanding job of drawing the public to this jewel of the Gold Coast. The grounds... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Lots of interesting history here -- Lindbergh's station wagon still in the garage, a lady divorced her husband for Buffalo Bill, two big mansions, beautiful sandy beaches, inspiration for "The Great Gatsby". Well worth wandering if you are in the neighborhood.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy going to sands point preserve the trails are worth take g a walk on and the view of the long island sound is really spectacular !Rhonda Bienes

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great place to take kids and dogs.. hiking trails that wrap around the shoreline with spectacular views of Long Island Sound and large open spaces for playing ball, Frisbee, etc.. one of the true dog friendly parks on the North shore

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Amazing trails, my favorite one is the fitness trail. Great for kids and parents. Beautiful beach. Great for wedding photos.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places to visit in Long Island. The preserve is beautiful located right on the sound with crystal clear water. Not only is the landscape stunning but of course the castles are glorious as well with a fountain and garden to match. There are area with benches and tables to enjoy lunch or breakfast and a little... More 

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