Walkabout Sankaty Bluff

Sankaty Bluff

Sand, gravel and boulders laid down by the last glacier during the Wisconsinan Glacial Stage was not the first layer of foundation for Nantucket; an ocean bottom created during the Sangamonian Interglacial Stage and another pavement of glacial material during the Illinoian Glacial Stage are also underneath us. The only place to see all three distinct layers up close in an exposed cross-section view is Sankaty Bluff. On this hike, we’ll walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way to where these layers are visible, learn about how they were formed and how they are part of Nantucket’s geological past.

The event is finished.

Date

Sep 19 2021
Expired!

Time

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Category
Nantucket Walkabout

Organizer

Nantucket Walkabout
Phone
508-422-7466
Email
peter@nantucketwalkabout.com
Website
https://walknantucket.com/
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2021 Annual Events

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  • May, Wine & Food Festival
  • June 17 – 20, Nantucket Preservation Month
  • June 17 – 28, Film Festival
  • June, Book Festival 
  • July 3 – Independence Day Festivities
    ACTIVITIES CANCELLED
  • July 13 – 15, Nantucket Garden Festival
  • July 15 – 17, Comedy Festival
  • July, Nantucket Art and Artisan Show
  • July 19 – 24, Dance Festival
  • August 5 – 7, NHA’s Nantucket by Design
  • August 9-20, Nantucket Beach Fitness Camp
  • August 14, Boston Pops CANCELED
  • August 14 -22, Nantucket Race Week
  • August 22, Opera House Cup CANCELED
  • August, Marine Life Release Day
  • October 9, Cranberry Festival CANCELED
  • November, NHA’s Festival of Wreaths
  • December 3-5, Christmas Stroll
  • December, NHA’s Festival of Trees

2022 Annual Events

  • April 22 – 24, Daffodil Festival
  • May, Wine & Food Festival
  • June, Nantucket Preservation Month
  • June 16 -19, Book Festival
  • June 22 – 27, Film Festival
  • July 3 – Independence Day Festivities
  • July, Nantucket Garden Festival
  • July 14 – 16, Comedy Festival
  • July, Nantucket Art and Artisan Show
  • July, Dance Festival
  • August, NHA’s Nantucket by Design
  • August, Nantucket Beach Fitness Camp
  • August, Boston Pops
  • August, Nantucket Race Week
  • August, Opera House Cup
  • August, Marine Life Release Day
  • October, Cranberry Festival
  • November, NHA’s Festival of Wreaths
  • December, Christmas Stroll
  • December, NHA’s Festival of Trees