Sweetened Water Preserve
Edgartown takes justifiable pride in its scenic West Tisbury Road, which is the occidental entrance into town center. Formerly overgrown and hosting a prominent house, this property was restored to open grassland via the off-premises relocation of the house and a round of mowing by the land bank. As a result, the land now blends into the road’s long corridor of fields and the mowing has exposed the blue disk of the Sweetened Water Pond.
- Difficulty rating: Easy
- Trail: Accessible from bicycle path with 300’ of hardened trail through meadow to pond
- Points of Interest: Peaceful views of meadow and Beetle Pond
- Benches: 1
Start at the intersection of Cooke Street and West Tisbury Road. Travel west 0.8 miles on the West Tisbury Road; park on the right at the town’s Jernegan’s Pond and cross the road to visit the property. Universal access space is located on the south side of the road.
- the preserve and surrounding land were once part of a dairy farm; Holstein and Guernsey cattle used the ponds there as watering holes