With the length of daylight increasing by approximately one minute with every passing day, it’s the perfect time to set out and explore what the quiet season on Nantucket has to offer. Mild winter weather has made bundling up and setting out on an adventure easy! With recently completed Land Bank properties now open and initiatives by the Nantucket Conservation Foundation as well as the Nantucket Land Council underway, there are plenty of places and spaces to discover.
Creeks Preserve and Hays Overlook
This nearly 7-acre Land Bank parcel just off the rotary and Milestone Rd. has been transformed and features paved paths, picnic tables, and wooden benches for your enjoyment. Take in spectacular and unique views across The Creeks and Nantucket Harbor, or explore the winding path that loops through the expansive property.
Accessible and perfect for all ages and group sizes, this open and preserved space is sure to become a favorite throughout the seasons.
Family Stay-cation Scavenger Hunt
Nantucket Conservation Foundation is hosting its Stay-cation Scavenger Hunt until January 3rd. Engage your littles with a round of Roaming Riddles, featuring fun turns of phrase and clues for completing property-specific activities. If your family discovers all of the hidden spots, you can submit images of the found locations to the Nantucket Conservation Foundation for a prize! After registering, you will receive a link to the activity packet and more information about the scavenger hunt.
Nantucket Land Council Winter Wellness Walks
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The Nantucket Land Council’s Winter Wellness Walk series begins in January. Sponsored by Nantucket Land Council, these walks are set to feature a variety of open spaces on one Sunday out of each month through May. Lasting approximately 45 – 60 minutes, each walk will be led by a staff member from a partner organization. Registration is free and required – check out the list of events and sign-up here.
Land Bank Dog Park
Our four-legged friends need variety and excitement too! This long-awaited addition to the Nantucket open-space roster features two separate fenced-in areas: one for small dogs and one for large. This property allows your pup to enjoy off-leash time safely and is an excellent spot for exercise and socialization. Located at the corner of Surfside and Miacomet Rd., the Land Bank Dog Park at 5 Miacomet features 60,000 s.f. of designated dog-friendly space and buckets of tennis balls for their enjoyment!