Blue Barque Preserve
Crane your neck, as you pass along the South Road here, and peer into the trees in the middle and near the edges of this property’s field. Birds of prey — redtail hawks, northern harriers and osprey — are often observed perched there, scoping out meals in the grasslands.
Park on the shoulder of the South Road, 1.3 miles past the West Tisbury town line. No trailhead or trail at this time.
- the house at “Blue Barque” dates back to the 18th century, having been raised at the posts by Captain Stephen Flanders circa 1865; Cora, Helen, and E. Mae Cavert ran a tearoom in the barn for many years in the early 1900s