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April 2019

Family Stay-cation Scavenger Hunt

April 12 @ 8:00 am - April 22 @ 4:30 pm
Free

This FREE community event is a self-guided, self-paced exploration of highlighted NCF properties. Register online. Instructions packet will be emailed or available for pick up at the Foundation office (118 Cliff Rd) starting on April 12th. Prizes available for completion of the scavenger hunt!

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Winter Walks with Allen Reinhart- The Serengeti

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Named ‘Nantucket’s Serengeti’ due to its undeniable visual similarity to the plains of eastern Africa, this stunning 400 acres of scrub oak shrubland constitutes the southern portion of our largest property, the Middle Moors. In an effort to restore grasslands, it has been mowed annually since 1998. This event is FREE and open to the public but registration is required. Winter Walk Sign-Up

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June 2019

Mornings for Members: Ram Pasture

June 5 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Membership Required

Ram Pasture 2.3 Miles Explore the southernmost end of the Foundation’s popular Sanford Farm. This area, rich in natural history, is also home to some of the island’s rarest plants and animals. Experience excellent views of open grasslands, the Head of the Plains, and the Atlantic Ocean. To sign up for this event please click here. Please note that this program is reserved for up-to-date members of the Foundation. If you are not currently a member or are unsure about…

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Mornings for Members: Tawpawshaw Bog & Shawkemo Highlands

June 12 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Membership Required

Tawpawshaw Bog & Shawkemo Highlands 2.4 Miles This walk explores a particularly scenic and hilly area in the Western section of the Middle Moors. Highlights include freshwater ponds in various stages of succession, interesting plant species, and stunning views of the Moors and Nantucket Harbor. To sign up for this event please click here. Please note that this program is reserved for up-to-date members of the Foundation. If you are not currently a member or are unsure about your membership…

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Mornings for Members: Squam Farm

June 15 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Membership Required

Squam Farm               1.6 miles Join us as we explore the open fields, hidden forests and sphagnum bogs of this spectacular property adjacent to Squam Swamp. Located off Quidnet Road, this former farmland was used by the Foundation for a ten-year study of the ecological effects of sheep grazing on the island’s landscape. To sign up for this event please click here. Please note that this program is reserved for up-to-date members of the Foundation. If you are not currently a…

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Mornings for Members: Western Moors (Scoot)

June 19 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Membership Required

Western Moors (Scoot*) 3.5 Miles Travel through a diverse area with freshwater ponds, hilly terrain, and views of Nantucket Harbor. Views from some of the Island’s highest vantage points will give participants an excellent reference point if they wish to return on their own. To sign up for this event please click here. Please note…

Mornings for Members: Massasoit Plains

June 26 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Membership Required

Massasoit Plains 2.9 Miles Join us for a walk through this remote area tucked away on the west end of the island and learn about the Foundation’s collaborative efforts with the Nantucket Land Bank to restore and maintain our unique grassland and heathland plant communities. To sign up for this event please click here. Please…

Mornings for Members: Masquetuck

July 3 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Membership Required

Masquetuck 1.4 Miles One of the Foundation’s real gems. Travel through a small, fascinating hardwood forest that extends to the shores of West Polpis harbor with opportunities to see herons, egrets, shellfish and other inhabitants of this ecologically rich area. To sign up for this event please click here. Please note that this program is…

Mornings for Members: Turner Road (Scoot)

July 10 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Membership Required

Turner Road (Scoot*) 3.8 Miles This Rantum Scoot covers the area west of the cranberry bogs and south of Altar Rock. Discover trails that link together to other parts of the Middle Moors for longer future excursions. A great hike for anyone looking for a good workout and ideas for other places to explore. To…

Race For Open Space

July 13 @ 6:30 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday July 13, 2019 Milestone Cranberry Bog, 220 Milestone Rd 2 mile walk / 5K race / 10K race Registration starts at 6:30 Race starts at 8:00

Sunset at Sanford

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$1,500