Nantucket Dog Walk

Walk. Walk your dog. Walk Nantucket.



Nantucket Conservation Foundation Property


Few Dogs

No shade: None. Zip. Zilch. Nada.

You will find the parking lot for this trail on Milestone Road. Heading toward ‘Sconset, look for a Nantucket Conservation Foundation Marker and parking lot on your left about 1/10 of a mile after you see Tom Nevers Road (which is on your right).

From the parking lot, grab a Nantucket Conservation Foundation map of the property. There is great information about the history and geography of the area in this brochure. You can also view the map here.

The trail itself is basically a figure 8, with the highest point where the two lines intersect. The path is some dirt, but mostly mown fields with a few scrub brushes along the sides. There is NO SHADE on this walk, so it’s not the best for a hot summer day.

From the highest point, you can see Altar Rock, Sankaty Light, Gibbs Pond, and the Atlantic Ocean. Really, one of the best vistas on Nantucket.

You will be able to see and hear the Milestone Road in the near distance, but the views make this walk worth it. In late July and early August, you can’t help notice the blackberry bonanza!

If you want a longer walk, see Milestone Cranberry Bogs walk, which is connected to this walk by a short path.