Shelter Island Things to Do

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    Mashomack Wildlife Preserve

    by chodearm Updated Jun 2, 2005

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    Consisting of 1/3 of Shelter Island, this complex of preservation of all things wild is a must see. A 12 mile loop trail passes through the hundreds of faces of Long Island woods. Marshes, beach, old growth oak forests, grassy fields, and swamps settle alongside the weaving thread. Birds make up the majority of the population, peeping and whistleling every step of the way. The trail was quite wide and well maintained throughout. Skipping off trail for a sec will place a few ticks on your person, I think my count between Yuki and I was 13. Its weird to think of such peaceful surroundings being infested with such a dangerous blood sucker. These soft dirt by-ways are hiking friendly only to keep from eroding into a acne infested pre-pubescent teens pizza face. The gates close at 5pm so plan your walk accordingly, it took us 3 hours to mosey on through.

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    Mashomack 2

    by chodearm Updated Jun 16, 2005

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    Relics of Shelter Islands agricultural past scatter along the trail rusting into extinction. The trail falls out of the canopy and crosses feilds that were once farms, and opens up easy viewing of the boutiful amout of flying friends. Birds dart to and fro everywhere.

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    Mashomack 3

    by chodearm Updated Jun 16, 2005

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    yuki at the first of many vista's

    Galavanting along the twelve mile loop a few rest stops will be by-passed. Usually they highlight a perfect vista, to rest and take-in as you catch your breath and let the lactic acid in your legs settle.

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    • Birdwatching

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