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   67. QUANSOO PRESERVE

Size
5.8 Acres

Description

One fewer house shimmers along the edge of the Tisbury Great Pond as a result of the creation of this preserve. Easterly views across the belly of the pond are expansive; more intimate is the northerly view of Town Cove with Indian Hill rising above it. Thick tufts of various blue-eyed grasses sit upright in the pondside field. American hazelnut throws its seedpods around, which dry into whirligigs. Included is a circumferential trail around the Sheriff Meadow Foundation’s abutting 150-acre Quansoo Farm.

    

Uses

Nature study, hiking, picnicking, mountain-biking, horseback-riding, dog-walking (pets not allowed on either the Quansoo Preserve or the Quansoo Farm from April 1 - October 1 and must be leashed on the Quansoo Farm for the balance of the year), hunting (with permission), fishing, kayaking, scenic vista

Directions

Start at the sign, on the State Road, marking the Chilmark - West Tisbury town line; proceed up-island 0.5 miles. Turn left here onto the Quansoo Road (it is unmarked). Trailhead is located 1.4 miles down the Quansoo Road but be careful to stay left at both the 0.5 mile fork (Quenames Road) and the 1.1 mile fork (Black Point Road).

The first of two trailheads is located here; it is open year-round and is adjacent to a set of green gate posts.  A second trailhead, open from October 1 to May 31, is on the left 0.7 miles farther down the Quansoo Road (be sure to turn right 0.2 miles after the green gate posts).

                                                                  

Trail/Property Map Click to View

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