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2023 Fisher Travel Guide: Explore Nantucket


Beach Life

brant point

We’ve compiled a list of foundations with access to some of Nantucket’s most beautiful land. Find yourself at their locations to get a real feel for the island. 

Nantucket Land Foundations

Nantucket Land Bank

508.228.7240 |

A land conservation program created to protect and manage important open spaces and endangered landscapes for public use. Almost half of the island is now permanently protected open space! 

Nantucket Conservation Foundation

508.228.2884 |

Working to help preserve Nantucket’s character, the NCF offers property experiences, scientific research and maintains areas of the island for public education and passive recreation purposes. 

Linda Loring Nature Foundation

508.325.0873 | 

The founder, Linda Loring was a land conservationist and Nantucket enthusiast. She purchased multiple parcels of land since 1957, eventually connecting them into a 270-acre tract which is now a wildlife and plant sanctuary right off Eel Point Road. 

Nantucket Land Council

508.228.2818 | 

A local nonprofit, the NLC enforces conservation restrictions, scientific research and educates the public on local environmental issues. 

The Trustees of Reservations

508.228.0006 |

The Trustees work to preserve the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. Walking tours are available, as well as Oversand Vehicle Permits for the more adventurous that wish to drive on to Great Point & Coatue.  

Nantucket Lighthouses

Nantucket has three lighthouses: Brant Point, Sankaty Head and Great Point, all with their own story and look. Brant Point is moments from downtown, Sankaty is located on the east end of the island in ‘Sconset and Great Point is for the more adventurous, past Wauwinet within the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Reserve. 

Sankaty Lighthouse

Fisher’s Favorite Trails

Long Pond Loop | South Cambridge Street

Sanford Farm/Rams Pasture | 112 Madaket Road 

Serengeti/Middle Moors | 165 Milestone Road

Squam Farm | 1 Squidnet Way

‘Sconset Bluff Walk | 27 Bank Street

Hinsdale Park | Old South Road

Holly Farm | Polpis Harbor Road

Tupancy Links | 157 Cliff Road 

Windswept Cranberry Bog | 301 Polpis Road

Masquetuck Reservation | 15 Quaise Pasture Road 

Fisher Tip: All trails are dog-friendly but please remember to clean up after your pet, keep them leashed & do a thorough tick check afterwards! 

nantucket trails