Oct
16
Wed
2019
Fall Flu Shot Clinics at Nantucket Cottage Hospital @ Nantucket Cottage Hospital
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fall Flu Shot Clinics at Nantucket Cottage Hospital @ Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Nantucket patients can receive a flu shot at the Nantucket Cottage Medical Group physician practice inside the new hospital by taking advantage of the following walk-in flu shot clinics.

These clinics are open to all island residents. Flu shots will be administered on a first-come, first served basis. The Nantucket Cottage Medical Group will bill your insurance company for the cost of the vaccination.

Smith’s Point Hike
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am
Smith's Point Hike

Duration
3 Hours

About
Smith’s Point, Nantucket’s westernmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter, see nesting piping plovers, least terns and American oystercatchers during the summer and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. This is one of the longer hikes Nantucket Walkabout does. For the full hike out and back, allow at least two hours of trail time not counting getting to and from the trailhead. The hike can be longer or shorter depending on the group’s time constraints.
What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Historic Mansions of Main Street and America’s Oldest Windmill
Oct 16 @ 8:30 am

A 2 Mile, 45 min. nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beatutiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. $15 cash only. Meet at Federal & India Street by atheneum fence 10 min early. No reservations required.

Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour (for ages 13+)
Oct 16 @ 10:30 am

Hear the history of Old Nantucket they dare not tell you anywhere else on this 2/3 mi, 80 min walking tour for ages 13+

Easy Street Cantina All-You-Can-Eat Buffet @ Easy Street Cantina
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Easy Street Cantina All-You-Can-Eat Buffet @ Easy Street Cantina

Featuring burger & chicken bar plus salad bar, and an assortment of pizza, nachos, fried rice, grilled veggies, wings, onion rings, and more. $13.95. Salad Bar alone: $9.95 Corner of Easy Street & Broad.

Ice Cream Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Oct 16 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm
Ice Cream Cruise with Shearwater Excursions

Departure times: 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM /
1 Hour Trip
Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037

Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions @ Straight Wharf, Slip #1011
Oct 16 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions @ Straight Wharf, Slip #1011

See the remaining historic landmarks form the Whaling Era while you sip your morning coffee or tea. Call 508-228-7037.

Rotary Speaker: Stephen Albright @ Fairgrounds Restaurant
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm
Rotary Speaker: Stephen Albright @ Fairgrounds Restaurant

District Governor of Rotary International

Movie: Gemini Man @ The Dreamland
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm
Movie: Gemini Man @ The Dreamland

Gemini Man is an innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move.

Sankaty Bluff Hike
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm
Sankaty Bluff Hike

Duration
2 Hours

About
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.

READY TO GO?

This hike costs $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Check the Hike Calendar to see when we are hiking the Sankaty Bluff 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.

What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cisco Brewers - Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers

Tours are $20 per person.

Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour)

We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first come first serve basis.

Tours will be capped at roughly 25 people per tour. If two tour guides are present this number can be increased.

Tours last anywhere from 45min to 1 1/2 hours.

Tours cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery.

The tour price includes a tasting glass and you will be able to sample two wines from Nantucket Vineyard, two beers from Cisco Brewery and two spirits from Triple Eight Distillery.

If you wish to sign up for a tour, plan accordingly and arrive before the tour starts. You must check in, sign a liability waiver and pay beforehand.

Go to the wine bar at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard to sign up for tours (public or private).

***On major holidays and during peak season, Cisco Brewers sometimes charges a cover at the door for entry. The cost of the cover ranges from $5-$20. The price of a tour does not include the cover charge at the door. That will have to be paid separately.***

***On major holidays and during peak season sometimes there are lines to get in. If we reach capacity then it is “one in and one out”. That means people in line will have to wait for people to leave before they can get in. In order to take a tour of our facilities you have to check-in pre tour and sign a liability waiver. Plan accordingly and arrive early.***

Movie: Downton Abbey @ The Dreamland
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm
Movie: Downton Abbey @ The Dreamland

This fall, the worldwide phenomenon DOWNTON ABBEY, becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

Movie: The Addams Family @ The Dreamland
Oct 16 @ 3:30 pm
Movie: The Addams Family @ The Dreamland

Get ready to snap your fingers! The first family of Halloween, the Addams Family, is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.

Shawkemo Hills Sunset Hike
Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm
Shawkemo Hills Sunset Hike

Duration
2 Hours

About
After hiking through kettle and kame terrain in the moors learning about frost bottoms and when to pick beach plums with Nantucket Walkabout Guide Peter Brace, soak up the best view of Nantucket Harbor watching the sunset over the harbor and Nantucket Sound at the end of the day from Radar Hill.

Shawkemo Hills offers a hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores

Check the Hike Calendar to see when we are going out for the Shawkemo Hills Sunset Hike 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.

What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions

Time varies with the setting sun, so call ahead.
Copy: Bring along your favorite beverages and enjoy some of the finest sunsets around on this relaxing cruise. Call 508-228-7037.

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills @ Nantucket Atheneum
Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills @ Nantucket Atheneum

This 5-week introductory course to public speaking is perfect for anyone, who wants to feel more comfortable speaking in front of people. It will help you overcome fear, learn basic skills, and practice in a supportive environment. If public speaking is something you dread, but need to do on occasion: THIS IS FOR YOU!

Class topics will include:
-Writing a speech
-Body language and vocal variety

-Building confidence
-LOTS OF PRACTICE!

Attendance and participation is required at all 5 classes because each class will build on the next.

Registration is required and space is limited to 12 people.

Movie: Joker @ The Dreamland
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm
Movie: Joker @ The Dreamland

“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fracturedsociety. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

Knitting and Crocheting Circle @ Nantucket Atheneum
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Knitting and Crocheting Circle @ Nantucket Atheneum

Knitting and crocheting is a textual art form with a broad array of styles and techniques. The Nantucket Atheneum hosts a knitting and crocheting group year round. This circle of needlery comrades continues the ancient art style to create works for decoration, donate, and display. All sessions are free, open to the public and all levels of knitters and crocheting are welcome.

Dreamland Stage Company Presents The Giver @ The Dreamland
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dreamland Stage Company Presents The Giver @ The Dreamland

Jonas’ world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver—to receive and keep the memories of the community. The Giver is the only person who holds the memories of real pain and real joy. Now Jonas will learn the truth about life—and the hypocrisy of his utopian world. Through this astonishing and moving adaptation, discover what it means to grow up, to grow wise, and to take control of your own destiny.

Oct
17
Thu
2019
Fall Flu Shot Clinics at Nantucket Cottage Hospital @ Nantucket Cottage Hospital
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fall Flu Shot Clinics at Nantucket Cottage Hospital @ Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Nantucket patients can receive a flu shot at the Nantucket Cottage Medical Group physician practice inside the new hospital by taking advantage of the following walk-in flu shot clinics.

These clinics are open to all island residents. Flu shots will be administered on a first-come, first served basis. The Nantucket Cottage Medical Group will bill your insurance company for the cost of the vaccination.

Gardner Farm Hike
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am
Gardner Farm Hike

Duration
2 Hours

About
Formerly a vegetable farm along the east of side of Hummock Pond, the Land Bank’s Gardner Farm property runs along Hummock Pond, a glacial meltwater river bed that once ran roughly 75 miles south out to the edge of the continental shelf. Now closed off to the ocean and filled with slightly brackish water — the Town of Nantucket opens the pond to the ocean twice a year — the pond is home to painted and snapping turtles, one to two pairs of nesting ospreys and scores of mute swans.

The area is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests and a cattail-choked inlet over which a small walkway passes. This is one of the shorter hikes Nantucket Walkabout leads and is close to Cisco Beach and Cisco Brewery.

-This hike costs $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Check the Hike Calendar to see when we are hiking the Gardner Farm 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.

What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Adult Open Hockey @ Nantucket Ice
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am
Adult Open Hockey @ Nantucket Ice

First 20 paid players.
Pick up hockey, full gear required.

Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum
Oct 17 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum

A 25-30 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk when the library opens.

Great Point Eco Tour and Seal Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Great Point Eco Tour and Seal Cruise with Shearwater Excursions

Departure times: 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM; 2 hour cruise
Experience the natural beauty of Great Point and learn about our Gray seal colony.

Open House for Preschool and Kindergarten at Lighthouse School
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am

Meet the faculty and staff and learn more about this independent day school offering an integrated, project-based curriculum.

Preschool Story Time @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children 3 years and older. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 15 attendees. Tickets available at the Weezie desk 30 minutes before start of program.

Easy Street Cantina All-You-Can-Eat Buffet @ Easy Street Cantina
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Easy Street Cantina All-You-Can-Eat Buffet @ Easy Street Cantina

Featuring taco bar plus salad bar, and an assortment of pizza, nachos, fried rice, grilled veggies, wings, onion rings, and more. $13.95. Salad Bar alone: $9.95 Corner of Easy Street & Broad.

Ice Cream Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Oct 17 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm
Ice Cream Cruise with Shearwater Excursions

Departure times: 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM /
1 Hour Trip
Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037

Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions @ Straight Wharf, Slip #1011
Oct 17 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions @ Straight Wharf, Slip #1011

See the remaining historic landmarks form the Whaling Era while you sip your morning coffee or tea. Call 508-228-7037.

Linda Loring Nature Foundation with Nantucket Walkabout
Oct 17 @ 12:45 pm
Linda Loring Nature Foundation with Nantucket Walkabout

Duration
2 Hours

About
Our eighth hike and the newest one starting with the 2016 season, the Linda Loring Nature Foundation’s publicly accessible property is on the south side of Eel Point Road on the west end of Nantucket’s north shore. It offers easy trails through sandplain grasslands, coastal shrublands and along the North Head of Long Pond in sight of an active osprey nest, hovering Northern harriers and views of Nantucket Sound from the highest points along the trail.

Nantucket Walkabout is very excited about its partnership with the Linda Loring Nature Foundation because hikers will be getting the dual benefit of guide Peter Brace’s natural world knowledge of Nantucket along with, when she’s available, expert property-specific information from Linda Loring’s director of research, Dr. Sarah Bois. A botanist, Sarah is great with children and will share with everyone her extensive plant, insect, bird and mammal knowledge pertaining to this property as well as ongoing research out on the land.

This is about a two-hour hike experience from pick up to drop off. Check the hike calendar to see when we are heading out to the Linda Loring Nature Foundation, but realize that this is a seasonal hike, which is on our hike calendar from spring through early fall. However, the Linda Loring Nature Foundation is open year-round to walkers who want to explore their property from sunrise to sunset. Please leave your dog(s), horse(s) and bike(s) at home, as none of these are allowed on the trails. Also, this is a great hike for student groups and schools.

This hike costs $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. However, please book this hike no later than 5 p.m. the day before to guarantee that Dr. Bois will be available to hike with us. Check the Hike Calendar to see when we are hiking the trail at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation and to book it. To arrange for private or student group hike on this route, call or email us for our rates and to discuss your hiking needs.

What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Alz MeetUp @ Nantucket Atheneum
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Alz MeetUp @ Nantucket Atheneum

Join us at Nantucket’s first Alz Meet Up for some tea and conversation!

Alz Meet Ups are social events that offer a fun and comfortable way for you to meet up with other people living with mild Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia in your community.
Get out, get active and get connected!

Registration is required. Call 617-393-2100 during normal business hours.

Movie: Judy @ The Dreamland
Oct 17 @ 2:30 pm
Movie: Judy @ The Dreamland

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer.”

Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cisco Brewers - Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers

Tours are $20 per person.

Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour)

We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first come first serve basis.

Tours will be capped at roughly 25 people per tour. If two tour guides are present this number can be increased.

Tours last anywhere from 45min to 1 1/2 hours.

Tours cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery.

The tour price includes a tasting glass and you will be able to sample two wines from Nantucket Vineyard, two beers from Cisco Brewery and two spirits from Triple Eight Distillery.

If you wish to sign up for a tour, plan accordingly and arrive before the tour starts. You must check in, sign a liability waiver and pay beforehand.

Go to the wine bar at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard to sign up for tours (public or private).

***On major holidays and during peak season, Cisco Brewers sometimes charges a cover at the door for entry. The cost of the cover ranges from $5-$20. The price of a tour does not include the cover charge at the door. That will have to be paid separately.***

***On major holidays and during peak season sometimes there are lines to get in. If we reach capacity then it is “one in and one out”. That means people in line will have to wait for people to leave before they can get in. In order to take a tour of our facilities you have to check-in pre tour and sign a liability waiver. Plan accordingly and arrive early.***

Drop-in Lego Time @ Family Resource Center
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come join us at the Nantucket Family Resource Center for a fun time of playing and building with Legos! What kind of cool new creation will you come up with this week? Lego building blocks provided. All ages welcome.

Movie: The Addams Family @ The Dreamland
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm
Movie: The Addams Family @ The Dreamland

Get ready to snap your fingers! The first family of Halloween, the Addams Family, is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.

Movie: Downton Abbey @ The Dreamland
Oct 17 @ 4:30 pm
Movie: Downton Abbey @ The Dreamland

This fall, the worldwide phenomenon DOWNTON ABBEY, becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

A Very Vermouth Tasting with Carl Sutton @ Epernay Wine & Spirits
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A Very Vermouth Tasting with Carl Sutton @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Not your father’s old-school vermouth here! Discover a new take on traditional vermouth offerings by T.W. Hollister & Co. with innovative beverage director Carl Sutton.  This new hipster project coming out of California will put a whole new twist on the fine art of the aperitif and your Grandaddy’s Manhattan cocktail.

Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions

Time varies with the setting sun, so call ahead.
Copy: Bring along your favorite beverages and enjoy some of the finest sunsets around on this relaxing cruise. Call 508-228-7037.

LVA – Beginner English Class @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
LVA - Beginner English Class @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum

Beginner’s English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. The LVA offers English classes almost every week, please check the calendar for dates.
For more information please call 508-228-1110 ext. 113.
The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum (LVA) program provides free instruction to adult students who want to improve their skill in speaking, reading, and writing English. The LVA offers free, weekly English classes at the Atheneum for all levels and one-on-one tutoring sessions scheduled at a mutually convenient time for both tutor and student.

LVA – Intermediate/Advanced English Class @ Learning Lab, Nantucket Atheneum
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
LVA - Intermediate/Advanced English Class @ Learning Lab, Nantucket Atheneum

An Intermediate/Advanced English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in intermediate/advanced English class almost every Thursday evening. Please check the calendar for dates.

The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. For more information please call 508-228-1110 ext. 113.
The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum (LVA) program provides free instruction to adult students who want to improve their skill in speaking, reading, and writing English. The LVA offers free, weekly English classes at the Atheneum for all levels and one-on-one tutoring sessions scheduled at a mutually convenient time for both tutor and student.

Cranberry Cup Adult Hockey Tournament @ Nantucket Ice
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cranberry Cup Adult Hockey Tournament @ Nantucket Ice

Cranberry Cup Adult Hockey Tournament

Movie: Gemini Man @ The Dreamland
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm
Movie: Gemini Man @ The Dreamland

Gemini Man is an innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move.

Dreamland Stage Company Presents The Giver @ The Dreamland
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dreamland Stage Company Presents The Giver @ The Dreamland

Jonas’ world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver—to receive and keep the memories of the community. The Giver is the only person who holds the memories of real pain and real joy. Now Jonas will learn the truth about life—and the hypocrisy of his utopian world. Through this astonishing and moving adaptation, discover what it means to grow up, to grow wise, and to take control of your own destiny.

Movie: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil @ The Dreamland
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm
Movie: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil @ The Dreamland

A formidable queen causes a rift between Maleficent and Princess Aurora. Together, they must face new allies and enemies in a bid to protect the magical lands which they share.

Oct
18
Fri
2019
Smooth Hummocks
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am
Smooth Hummocks

About
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 $40 for adults and $20 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.

What to Bring
Please wear whatever walking footwear works for you, and we strongly recommend bringing the following items on our hike: bug spray, water, a snack, and sunblock lotion. You may also wish to bring a camera, binoculars and compass to see more, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket if it looks like rain!

Cranberry Cup Adult Hockey Tournament @ Nantucket Ice
Oct 18 @ 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
Cranberry Cup Adult Hockey Tournament @ Nantucket Ice

Cranberry Cup Adult Hockey Tournament

Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point
Oct 18 @ 8:30 am

A 2-1/2 mile, 55 minute nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular summer homes on Nantucket. Cash Only

Pickleball @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

A paddleball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net.

Nanpuppets @ Nantucket Atheneum
Oct 18 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
Nanpuppets @ Nantucket Atheneum

Join Lizza Obremski in the Atheneum Gallery for fun and stories with her amazing animal friends. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 2-7. Space is limited. Tickets are available the day of the program when the library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

Free Parenting Classes – All Welcome @ Nantucket Community School
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am