September 22nd, 2012
Quite possibly the best thing to do on your September weekend getaway to Shelter Island is a hike through Mashomack, the island’s wonderful 2100-acre nature sanctuary and one of the prize preserves of the Nature Conservancy.
Mashomack offers numerous, well-marked and easy trails to choose from in varying distance from 1.5 to 12 miles, offering a great combination of woodland, marsh, meadow and shorelines. The mild temperatures of September makes it a perfect time to hike and the gentle buzz of insects is simply breathtaking.
There is also a great nature display in the historic building at the trail head. Helpful Nature Conservancy volunteers will offer you a map and guide your hiking choices. Do not miss the opportunity to experience one of the great natural wonders of the region!
For more information on Mashomack, visit the Nature Conservancy website: