Shelter Island, NY

Westmoreland Roe Preserve

Acreage

6

Things to do

Hiking, Birdwatching, Photography

Access

Public

Address
123 W Neck Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964

About

Recognizing the scenic and natural characteristics of the parcel, Mr. John Roe gifted the Trust 6 acres in October of 2007. The property now known as the Westmoreland Roe Preserve contains woodland, an artificial pond, and a small mowed patch of roadside lawn. 

Prior to conservation, the property was at risk of being subdivided into 3 single-family residences. Thanks to Mr. Roe's gift, the community can enjoy the scenic vista that the preserve provides in this developed neighborhood. 

Sites
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For birdwatchers, New York State protected birds Northern flicker, American robin, Song sparrow and Barn swallow are known to visit the preserve. Plants to spot at the preserve include Fescue grass and Goldenrod.

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Visitor Information

The Town of Shelter Island works with the Trust on the stewardship of the land, mowing the fields in the season to allow for visitors to wander up to the pond.

For more information about a hike around the area, check out the Shelter Island Reporter article from January 24, 2020.

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Get Directions

Westmoreland Roe Preserve

Get Directions

Westmoreland Roe Preserve

123 W Neck Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964

Things To Do

Hiking
Hiking
Birdwatching
Birdwatching
Photography
Photography
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