Featured Properties and Trails

Prime examples of our properties and the range of outdoor activities they offer

Coast to Coast trail sign at Burchell Farm

The Coast to Coast Trail

About the Coast to Coast Trail The Coast to Coast Trail is just over 24 miles long and takes hikers

Summer Scenic View of the Creeks

The Creeks Preserve

The Creeks Preserve overlooks the Creeks salt marsh, Nantucket Harbor, and on a clear day, Brant Point Lighthouse. Acquired in

Handicap Accessible

Gardner Farm trail on a sunny day

Gardner Farm

This property was purchased from the Gardner Family in 1995. Now known as the Gardner Farm, this 112 acre parcel

Hinsdale Park labyrinth

Hinsdale Park & Discovery Playground

Hinsdale Park, located on Old South Road, is a multi-use area dedicated to outdoor play, fitness and community gathering. It

Handicap Accessible

Beechwood Farm trees and trail

Beechwood Farm

Beechwood Farm is located in Polpis, which was originally the agricultural center of Nantucket. The name is taken from an

Smooth Hummocks road

Smooth Hummocks Coastal Preserve

The Smooth Hummocks Coastal Preserve provides a beautiful location to walk along the south shore of the island and serves

Boardwalk and tree on the wetland edge.

Lily Pond Park

The Land Bank acquired Lily Pond Park in 1986. Located just a short walk from downtown, this park offers a

Maxcy Pond

Maxcy Pond

Maxcy Pond is a picture-perfect freshwater pond located in northwest Nantucket. With several access points to the water, it is

Head of the Plains landscape

Head of the Plains

Head of the Plains is a vast corridor of conservation land, with more than 1,000 acres jointly owned by the

Millbrook woods trees

Millbrook Woods & Heritage Orchard

The Millbrook Woods property bookends Massachusetts Audubon’s Lost Farm property, which abuts the Land Bank’s Gardner Farm on its other

Stump Pond on a sunny day

Stump Pond

Stump Pond is another property that is jointly owned by the Land Bank and the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. The single-track

Sheep Commons trail

Sheep Commons

As its name suggests, this property was historically used as pastures for sheep grazing, the traces of which are visible

Sanford Meadows Trail

Sanford Meadows

Sanford Meadows is a scenic 165-acre property located on the Western end of Nantucket off of Madaket Road. Along with

Burchell Farm bench

Burchell Farm

Our 70-acre Burchell Farm property runs along the northern half of Miacomet Pond. Its location allows it to serve as

Trott's Hills at golden hour

Trott’s Hills

Bisected by Madaket Road, the Trott’s Hills property is owned to the north by the Nantucket Land Bank and the

Reyes Pond

Reyes Pond

In 2017, the Nantucket Land Bank acquired what was the Reyes family property at 219 and 231 Polpis Rd. The

View of Polpis Harbor from Holly Farm

Holly Farm

The Holly Farm property was originally owned by Donald and Marie Craig, who grew and harvested holly for local sales

View of the Harbor from Shawkemo Hills

Shawkemo Highlands

To reach the Shawkemo Hills trail system, take the first right hand turn off of Polpis Road after North Pasture

West End Overlook Bench

West End Overlook

The West End Overlook is a 17-acre property located in Madaket and provides easy public access to Madaket Harbor for

South Shore huckleberry trail

South Shore Loop

The South Shore Loop is an 81-acre property, featuring a diverse ecological landscape which contains dunes, sandplain grasslands, coastal heathlands

Peter Folger Homestead boardwalk

Peter Folger Homestead

The Land Bank purchased 20 acres of the Peter Folger Homestead from the owners of Sea Pony Farm in 2016

Blue skies at Cato Commons

Cato Commons

Cato Commons is a 17-acre natural refuge nestled in the heart of a mid-island neighborhood, situated less than a mile

Miacomet woods trail

Miacomet Woods

Situated across from Miacomet Pond, Miacomet Woods is a 32-acre forest dominated by pitch pines. These trees provide essential habitat