Cove Meadow Preserve
One of the privileges that Martha’s Vineyard enjoys in having a land bank is that remote areas can be made available for public appreciation — and then be made to feel even more remote. This prevails here, where the land bank set about undeveloping the high ridgeline above the Cape Poge Pond. Five houses have now been removed — some were salvaged off-premises while others were used by island police and fire personnel for their various training exercises — and what remains is a windswept grassland overlooking the expanse of the saltwater.
- Difficulty rating: Easy
- Trail: Park at trailhead on Jeffers Lane next to cemetery. Short grass trail to bench
- Points of Interest: Expansive views of bayside meadows.
- Benches: 1
Turn left off the Chappaquiddick Road 2.2 miles past the ferry slip; this is Jeffers Lane. Proceed up Jeffers Lane 0.5 miles and park at the cemetery.