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Sands Point Preserve

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Excellent place to visit

Can be enjoyed by all ages and a perfect location to capture the grandeur of the estate via... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New York, NY
Historical buildings with impressive grounds

Wanted to do the free guided nature walk but it was canceled due to rain. Paid the $15 admission to... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
New York
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95 Middle Neck Rd, Port Washington, NY 11050-1218
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can be enjoyed by all ages and a perfect location to capture the grandeur of the estate via photographs.

Thank 6830self
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wanted to do the free guided nature walk but it was canceled due to rain. Paid the $15 admission to see the interior of the Falaise Museum which houses 16th-17th century antiques but no photography allowed, very disappointing. It was however a pleasant walk around...More

Thank NewYorkRebecca
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

A place of preservation to enjoy a short hike that will lead to shoreline and see local residents enjoying the area.

Thank Jun J
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The Sands Point Preserve was originally a beautiful Gold Coast estate with buildings still standing from the turn of the century! In 1942 the estate was deeded to the US Aeronautical Office so in 1946, the Navy opened the Naval Training Device Center on the...More

2  Thank Mary L
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I’m lucky enough to live near this great preserve. A nice amount of trails,one leads to a beautiful shoreline, that are very do-able for kids and adults. They also have lots of programs during the year for all ages.

Thank Alison P
Reviewed 30 June 2018

and interesting, but very short, hiking trails. I wouldn't go out of my way again to see this place, but if you're local, it's a great place to go for a nice peaceful walk.

3  Thank AFamilyAdventurer
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The early 1900’s estate of Howard Gould then the Guggenheim family is a beautifully preserved enclave that takes you back in time. We toured the Falaise, Harry Guggenheim’s French style manor for his wife Caroline Morton. The interior is true to how the family left...More

2  Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We visited the preserve for a morning hike. Beautiful grounds containing Castle Gould, modeled after Kilkenny Castle in Ireland and Hempstead House, the residence. Both were built at the turn of the century. Hempstead house was closed but we returned that evening for a piano...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 7 February 2018

The Sands Point Preserve has become our second home. We live in Port Washington and we love spending time there. A team of naturalists and foragers are now offering fun and educational walks every second Sunday afternoon of the month. Pretty cool!

Thank Hildur P
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Step back in time to the Gold Coast Era. Imagine as you enter the property that you are attending a party. Areas of tall trees and lush undergrowth lead to an open field for parking. Behind you will be a huge castle-like building that was...More

1  Thank linlin44
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28 July 2018|
Response from Joyce P | Reviewed this property |
yes, dogs on leash are welcome according to the website
19 July 2018|
Response from Andy S | Reviewed this property |
You can take the LIRR (Long Island Railroad) from Penn Station to Port Washington, the last stop on the line. It's 10 minutes by car to Sand Point Preserve.
27 June 2018|
Response from linlin44 | Reviewed this property |
There’s no public bus service in this area but taxis from the train station wouldn’t be too expensive.