Walkabout Smooth Hummocks

Smooth Hummocks

Graded relatively flat by glacial meltwater running out over the coastal plain to the ocean 75 miles away when the landmass that would become Nantucket was nothing more than a wide, low ridge of sand, gravel and glacial erratics (boulders), Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies complete with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil.

These so-called sandplain grasslands number less than 2,000 acres on the planet today and are protected as nesting habitat for the short-eared owl, studied by botanists, entomologists, used by island students for their ecology coursework and burned by the Nantucket Islands Land Bank for plant research and invasive species control. Smooth Hummocks is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us.

This hike costs $50 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. Check the Hike Calendar to see when we are hiking the Smooth Hummocks trail and to book it. To arrange for a private hike on this route, call or email us for our rates and to discuss your hiking needs.

The event is finished.

Date

Aug 12 2021
Expired!

Time

8:00 am - 10:00 am

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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

  • April, Daffodil Festival
  • 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