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!