Preserving and Protecting
Nantucket’s Open Spaces

Save the Date for the 4th Annual Cross-Island Hike

RESCHEDULED TO September 30, 2023

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Coast To Coast Trail Section Temporarily Closed Due to Southern Pine Beetle Forest Management

The Nantucket Conservation Foundation (NCF) has confirmed the first detected infestation of southern pine beetle on Nantucket, located on NCF property at the West Gate entrance to Ram Pasture off Barrett Farm Road. Due to these findings, Ram Pasture West Gate trails, including a section of the Coast to Coast trail, are temporarily closed. We suggest you follow the detour shown in the map below, which bypasses Sanford Farm, leading you down Barret Farm Road where you can reconnect to the Coast to Coast trail. Click here to learn more about the Southern Pine Beetle outbreak.

Coast to Coast Trail Map Reroute to avoid SPB trail closures.

Conservation, recreation and agriculture for the benefit of the public in perpetuity

The Nantucket Land Bank was created by a 466-to-1 vote of annual Town meeting
in 1983. Since inception, as the first of its kind in the nation, it has served as a model
for other communities across the country. For over 30 years, we have worked to
acquire, hold and manage key open spaces, provide waterfront access, preserve
scenic views, protect ecological resources, promote local agriculture and create
outdoor recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike.

Painted Turtle


The Land Bank ensures that rare and endangered species that are present on our properties thrive through adaptive management of early successional ecosystems.

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Miacomet Golf Course


Along with conserving open space, the Land Bank provides additional active outdoor recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.

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Tomatoes at Sustainable Nantucket farms


From protecting pastoral landscapes to providing additional acreage for cultivation, the Land Bank helps support local farmers and food production in the Nantucket community.

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Photo by Bill Hoenk

Land Bank News

The Ottisons: A True Nantucket Story


We are pleased to share that you can now watch “The Ottisons: A True Nantucket Story” from the comfort of

The Ottisons: A True Nantucket Story Event Image


The Nantucket Land Bank presents The Ottisons: A True Nantucket Story. In this short documentary, which won the Nantucket Film