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Tisbury Meadow Preserve


93.0 acres


This property’s rippling and open acres along the State Road, kept grassy in the summer by the land bank’s goat herd, are a marker of the beginning of up-island rural Martha’s Vineyard. Located at the base of these acclivities and declivities is the Mai Fane House, a farmstead whose scale in the context of the fields is a reminder of Vineyard architectural standards prevalent until the most recent decades.  Notable is the white oak near the hilltop with its shapely crown.  Geologists will especially like the red trail in the woodlands, as it follows the crest of a long esker.  


Start in Vineyard Haven and travel on the State Road in the direction of West Tisbury; turn left 0.4 miles after the Lake Tashmoo overlook. Trailhead and bicycle rack are located here.

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