2022 Winter Walks

Winter Walks are back beginning in January 2022! Please note that our community tours are free and open to all members of the community. If you would like to make a contribution to NCF and our mission to permanently conserve and protect the island’s rare resources and special habitats, you may call us at 508- 228-2884 or make an online donation here.

General Information for Walks

  • To register, please click on the date of the walk below that you would like to attend.
  • Once your reservation is processed, we will send you an email to confirm the availability of space on your requested walk and directions to the meeting location.
  • Walks begin promptly at 11 AM and last approximately 90 minutes. All walks are around 2.5 miles over gravel Please wear comfortable walking shoes, warm layers, and be prepared for inclement weather.

January 9 - Squam Farm Wellness Walk

***Note this walk starts at 1pm. Part of the collaborative Wellness Walk Series put on by NCF and our conservation community partners. Beat the winter blues with 5 free opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of Nantucket with island science and education organizations! On this walk, explore the beautiful hardwood forests and peaceful trails of this retired farm as you disconnect from indoor life and tap into the serenity found in Nantucket’s open space.

January 30 - Tupancy Links 

Hear the story of restoring a golf course into the sprawling native grasslands they are today and the species that share it with us. Known as one of the best dog walking trails and sunset viewing spots on the island, come find new things to appreciate about this island treasure.

February 20 - Ram Pasture

Experience this walk through the protected shrublands and scenic vistas of Ram Pasture. Hear tales of the rich natural, cultural, and ecological history to while we wind our way toward the expansive sandplain grasslands along the South Shore. Learn all about the rare plants and animals who thrive here thanks to our active land management!

March 6- Masquetuck

One of the Foundation’s real gems. Travel through a small, fascinating hardwood forest that extends to the shores of West Polpis harbor as we talk sunken forests, seasonal change, rich Wampanoag history, and some exciting science happening in the area.

April 3 - Windswept Bog

Join us for a guided walk around the bogs and forests of Windswept, a recently decommissioned organic cranberry bog at the very start of a restoration journey back into a useful and productive wetland. Hear about the ecological history in the making for this island favorite and the cranberry culture that helped to sustain the families of Nantucket after the whaling era.

April 24 - Squam Swamp

Be prepared for some adventurous, mucky, uneven trails while you hear about the ecological bounty tucked in the vernal pools and Red Maple swamps of this striking forest. Uniquely shaped trees and vibrant seasonal sights await in the forests of Squam.

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Winter Walk Ram Pasture