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Shell Mirror with Mary Emery Lacoursiere @ 1800 House
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – Jul 3 @ 1:00 pm
Shell Mirror with Mary Emery Lacoursiere @ 1800 House

Create a one of a kind decorative mirror using seashells from around the world. Many of the techniques used in sailors valentines are transferable, and there is plenty of room for expanding creative ideas. Your finished mirror size is 17″ x 20″. All materials provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own treasures to incorporate into their masterpiece.

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Sports Fishing on the Herbert T @ Straight Wharf
Jul 2 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Trips at 7am, 10am, 1 pm, 4 pm

Enjoy a true island experience: fish with the best, Captain Fred Tonkin! All equipment provided (and lessons, if needed).  Your catch will be cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & children.

Adult Open Hockey @ Nantucket Ice
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 8:50 am
Adult Open Hockey @ Nantucket Ice

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

Shawkemo Hills Hike
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am
Shawkemo Hills Hike

Duration
2 Hours

About
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. And from a low spot along the trail, sometimes called a frost bottom because frost prevails only at these lowest of island elevations when it does nowhere else on Nantucket, discover how the glacier shaped the hills and dells — kames and kettles in geologic terms — of this north central part of the island. This is probably the shortest hike Nantucket Walkabout leads, clocking in at no more than one hour.

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

Historic Mansions of Main Street and Nantucket In Bloom
Jul 2 @ 8:30 am

A 2 Mile, 45 min. nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. $15 cash only. No reservations required.

Feeding Frenzy @ Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Feeding Frenzy @ Maria Mitchell Aquarium

Join Aquarium staff as they feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens to the public! A great program for all ages.

This program is very popular, so pre-registration is required. Sign up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. Limited to 15.

Games & Activities at Children’s Beach @ Childrens Beach
Jul 2 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Games & Activities at Children's Beach @ Childrens Beach

A wonderful assortment of free family-friendly games and activities for everyone including: Spikeball, musical chairs, kite making, hula hoops & jump rope, badminton, volleyball and kickball!

Story time with the Mitchells @ Maria Mitchell Association
Jul 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Story time with the Mitchells @ Maria Mitchell Association

For Ages 3-5
Must be accompanied for entire program by an adult caregiver
Join the curator of the Mitchell House as we read a story about Maria or the time in which she lived, take a brief look back in time at the Mitchell House, and then create a craft related to Maria Mitchell. A great introduction to museums and history for your young one.
Parent/grandparent/caregiver and child
$10 Member /$15 Non-Member
Pre-registration necessary. Register by calling 508.228.2896

The Chef’s Workshop – Building the Fundamentals of Cooking @ Nantucket Culinary
Jul 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
The Chef’s Workshop – Building the Fundamentals of Cooking @ Nantucket Culinary

Spend time in the chef’s kitchen at Nantucket Culinary with visiting chefs, sous-chefs and Chef Greg learning knife skills and hands-on cooking to build your fundamental kitchen skills.

Attendees please wear close-toed shoes and have hair tied back.

Each student will be provided an apron, recipes and tastes.

Classes limited to 10 people.

Music in the Morning @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jul 2 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
Music in the Morning @ Nantucket Atheneum

Join Lizza Obremski in the Atheneum Gallery for fun and engaging songs, singing games, and movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 2-7. Space is limited. Tickets are available the day of the program when the library opens.

Class: Janie Hobson Dupont, iPhone Photography @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Class: Janie Hobson Dupont, iPhone Photography @ Nantucket Atheneum

Janie Hobson Dupont shows participants how to take better photos using their iPhone and iPad. Janie covers close-up techniques using HDR photography, using the grid tool, burst mode, focus techniques, portrait mode, composition and editing.

Please bring your iPhone or iPad to class so you can learn by doing.

The class is limited to 12 participants. Admission is free, but registration is required.

Great Point Eco Tour and Seal Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Jul 2 @ 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.

Sail Aboard the Endeavor @ Straight Wharf
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sail Aboard the Endeavor, Departure times: 10 AM, 1 PM, and 4 PM, plus a Sunset sail. 90 Minute Sail
Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights.  Call for tickets & sunset time.

Children’s Pirate Walk and Treasure Hunt @ The Nantucket Hotel
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am
Children’s Pirate Walk and Treasure Hunt @ The Nantucket Hotel

Join Pirate Robin on a walk to the Brant Point Lighthouse. During our walk, you will hear tales of infamous pirates who sailed past our shores, lost sailing ships, and pirate treasure. On our treasure hunt we will use tools in our search for lost and buried treasure.

Meeting Place: The Nantucket Hotel which is located at 77 Easton Street.

Price: Adults $20.00 Children $15.00

Reservations Required. Space is limited to 16 children (ages 5 to 10).

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call (508) 257-4586

Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

This tour tells about the events in Nantucket’s history that have made the island what it is today. The tour has 5 stops ending at the NHA’s Quaker Meeting House. Learn about the rise & fall of the whaling industry and how Nantucket’s historic downtown became a place where the past & present live side-by-side. $15. Meet at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Repeated at 1:30 pm.

‘Sconset in Bloom – Rose Covered Cottages
Jul 2 @ 10:45 am

A 2/3 mi, 90 minute historic walk through the village of Sconset. Catch the 10:15 bus at the Washington St. Depot for 20 min ride to Sconset.

Expedition 4 to the International Space Station @ Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Expedition 4 to the International Space Station @ Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum

Astronaut Dan Bursch will share his experiences as a member of the fourth expedition to the International Space Station from December 2001 to June 2002. He faced several challenges while off the planet for 6 months and weaving miniatures helped relieve some of the stress. A set of his miniatures is still on display at the ACK airport. This program is free for museum members. There is a $7 charge for non-members.

Ice Cream Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Jul 2 @ 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
Jul 2 @ 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.

Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Jul 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

This tour tells about the events in Nantucket’s history that have made the island what it is today. The tour has 5 stops ending at the NHA’s Quaker Meeting House. Learn about the rise & fall of the whaling industry and how Nantucket’s historic downtown became a place where the past & present live side-by-side. $15. Meet at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street.

Afternoon Tea @ Hadwen House
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm
Afternoon Tea @ Hadwen House

Enjoy an afternoon in the beautiful garden of Hadwen House with tea and light bites. Family Friendly!

Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm
Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike

Duration
2 Hours

About
Sitting on 90 acres at the north end of Hummock Pond on its east side, like Gardner Farm immediately south, Lost Farm’s former vegetable fields have given way to shrubs and native pitch pines. While this transition continues with all stages visible on the property, there is also an extensive pitch pine forest with some of the tallest pines on Nantucket. Trails meander through this forest with one tracking the eastern shore of the north end of Hummock Pond. Nantucket has few forests in the mainland sense, but pitch pines at Lost Farm constitute one of the best examples of forested land on the island. Bird calls echo among the pines as the wind blowing over Hummock Pond creates a whispering effect rushing through the trees’ needles. White-tailed deer frequent this property. There are mute swans, various duck species, great blue herons and ospreys on and around the pond where snapping and painted turtles poke their heads up from.

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.
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!

Movie: Toy Story 4 @ The Dreamland
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm
Movie: Toy Story 4 @ The Dreamland

Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.

Tour the Vestal Street Observatory
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tour the Vestal Street Observatory

Tour the Vestal Street Observatory

Free for Members

Purchase a property pass for access to our aquarium, natural science museum, Mitchell House, and the Vestal Street Observatory Tour.
Adults – $10
Children – $8

Family Snorkeling @ Jetties Beach
Jul 2 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Family Snorkeling @ Jetties Beach

Members $65

Join us at Jetties Beach as we  experience the beautiful marine life of Nantucket’s waters!  Our guides will teach you proper snorkeling techniques and animal handling skills.  They will point out and share their knowledge about any animals you find on your adventure including horseshoe crabs, moon snails, flounder, whelks, pipefish, and more!

Swimming experience is recommended.  All equipment is included but, feel free to bring your own.

All children must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by an adult. Any participating adults must register as well.

Location: Jetties Beach on Bathing Beach Rd.

Meet the Animals @ Natural Science Museum
Jul 2 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet the Animals @ Natural Science Museum

The Science Museum is home to frogs, turtles, snakes, and insects that you can safely touch in this unique program. If you love animals, this is a great way to learn about them up close.

Cisco Brewers – Public Tour @ Cisco Brewers
Jul 2 @ 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.***

Jeff Tuohy @ Cisco Brewers
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jeff Tuohy @ Cisco Brewers

Live music at Cisco Brewers

Minecraft Club @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Minecraft Club @ Nantucket Atheneum

Join our Minecraft club! Our club is different in that we use the Minecraft for Education game, which allows for all players to be in one world at the same time. The worlds we choose will vary as the club unfolds. Different worlds may focus on building things, solving problems, facing a particular challenge, survival, or more. Many times participants will have multiple goals and need to work together as a team to find solutions. For ages 7+. Registration is available beginning one week prior to the program–at that time, please use the sign up hand that will appear at right to register. Space is limited and there is often a waitlist. In the event that your child can’t make it, please let us know (228-1110 x103) so that another child can fill the slot. Thank you!

Learn to Skate: Popsicles– FS2 @ Nantucket Ice
Jul 2 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Learn to Skate: Popsicles– FS2 @ Nantucket Ice

Registration required, $20 per class or $160/8 weeks

Movie: Toy Story 4 @ The Dreamland
Jul 2 @ 4:30 pm
Movie: Toy Story 4 @ The Dreamland

Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.

Jacob Butler @ Rose & Crown
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jacob Butler @ Rose & Crown

Live Music at this downtown hot spot!

Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Jul 2 @ 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.

Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater
Jul 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater

Enjoy breathtaking Nantucket Harbor views and signature cocktails with family and friends. 21 years or older. Call 508-228-7037.

Movie: Yesterday @ The Dreamland
Jul 2 @ 5:30 pm
Movie: Yesterday @ The Dreamland
Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed… and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.
Movie: Toy Story 4 @ The Dreamland
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm
Movie: Toy Story 4 @ The Dreamland

Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.

SIP AND STIR: A Cocktail Party with Hands-on Cooking activities @ Nantucket Culinary
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
SIP AND STIR: A Cocktail Party with Hands-on Cooking activities @ Nantucket Culinary

Toast Tuesdays this summer with SIP AND STIR: A hands-on cooking experience paired with cocktails and fun activities. Schedule released in June, but don’t wait to purchase your tickets for this limited informal cooking experience.

Each event will feature a hands-on cooking technique or activity, paired with a appropriate beer, wine or spirit chosen by a visiting mixologist.

Limited to 40 people, everyone will have a chance to be involved in creating the tasting menu.

This is a great way to celebrate an hour before dinner, with friends and family.

Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor @ Straight Wharf
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm

Watch the sun set from the water during this evening sail. Time might vary with sunset: 508-228-5585 for exact departure time and tickets. Endeavorsailing.com , Slip #1015, Straight Wharf

Yoga for Teens @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga for Teens @ Nantucket Atheneum

Free yoga class with certified yoga instructor Brittany Young for yogis in grades 6-12. No reservation required, but class size is limited to first 15 students. This is an after hours program, please use the Weezie Library entrance.

The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk – Town Route
Jul 2 @ 6:45 pm

Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is 1 mi. long & lasts 80 min.

Constance Laibe Hays Memorial Lecture: Janny Scott, The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Constance Laibe Hays Memorial Lecture: Janny Scott, The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father @ Nantucket Atheneum
Janny Scott is the author of The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father and A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother.
In The Beneficiary, A warmly felt tale of an American family’s fortunes, journalist Janny Scott excavates the rarefied world that shaped her charming, unknowable father, Robert Montgomery Scott, and provides an incisive look at the weight of inheritance, the tenacity of addiction, and the power of buried secrets.
She was a reporter for The New York Times from 1994 to 2008 and was a member of the Times reporting team that won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for the series ‘How Race is Lived in America.’
Constance Laibe Hays, a New York Times reporter and the author of The Real Thing: Truth and Power at the Coca-Cola Company, considered the Nantucket Atheneum one of her favorite places in the world. In 2005, Mrs. Hays died of cancer and a lecture in her honor was established to support the work of both new and established writers.
Movie: Spider-Man: Far from Home @ The Dreamland
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm
Movie: Spider-Man: Far from Home @ The Dreamland

Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!

The Hound of the Baskervilles @ White Heron Theatre
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm
The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past
Jul 2 @ 8:00 pm
The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past

The Raven’s Night Walk is a haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. During our walk you will hear  Nantucket’s fascinating history and the ghostly tales of it’s past. We visit the houses that have stories to tell and you will view fascinating and mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places.

Meeting Place: “The Hub” located at the intersection of Main and Federal Streets.

Price: Adults $20.00 Children $10.00 – Each tour max: 25

Movie: Yesterday @ The Dreamland
Jul 2 @ 8:30 pm
Movie: Yesterday @ The Dreamland
Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed… and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.
The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk – Cemetery Route
Jul 2 @ 8:30 pm

A 1-1/3 mile, 90 min eerie strool featuring the Old North Burial Ground, Oldest House & Nantucket’s 2 most haunted hotels. Since 1998 led by the original guide. Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre Street by bank steps 15 minutes early

Movie: Spider-Man: Far from Home @ The Dreamland
Jul 2 @ 9:00 pm
Movie: Spider-Man: Far from Home @ The Dreamland

Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!

Crown Tuesday DJ Party @ Rose & Crown
Jul 2 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 3 @ 1:00 am
Crown Tuesday DJ Party @ Rose & Crown

Live music at the Rose & Crown

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Sports Fishing on the Herbert T @ Straight Wharf
Jul 3 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Trips at 7am, 10am, 1 pm, 4 pm

Enjoy a true island experience: fish with the best, Captain Fred Tonkin! All equipment provided (and lessons, if needed).  Your catch will be cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & children.

Smith’s Point Hike
Jul 3 @ 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!