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July 28, 2013


Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point

All Ages

$10 per car

Event description: With the Long Island Sound just steps away, Sands Point fresh water pond is home to many critters that could not live in the salty water that “moves” with the tides at the beach. At this peaceful fresh water pond, a quiet explorer can see turtles and frogs. Lots of surprises like diving beetles, tadpoles, and dragonfly nymphs await us in the shallow water and muddy bottom. To get the best look, bring a clean, plastic take-out container and its flat cover (clear and white are best) to create your own observation tray. Recommended: old sneakers or footwear that can get muddy and wet. Pre-registration is recommended – please email your name and number of children participants to info@friendsspp.org.

Address: 127 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY 11050
Phone: 516-571-7901
Website: thesandspointpreserve.com

About Sands Point Preserve

In the early 20th century, Sands Point Preserve was the home of the Guggenheim family. The buildings on the estate are monuments to the opulent lifestyle for which Long Island’s North Shore is known.

The 216-acre Sands Point Preserve is an interesting mixture of natural and landscaped areas. Diverse natural habitats for a variety of plants and animals are supported on the the Preserve including mature forest, woodlands, fields, meadows, a freshwater pond, glacial cliffs and shoreline on the Long Island Sound.

Visitors are welcome to stroll, hike, jog and/or run on the six marked trails through the woods, around the pond, and along the beach. Trail maps and schedule of guided nature walks are available at the Gatehouse.


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