Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge
Off-Roading on Nantucket's Isolated Beaches
Much of Nantucket remains undiscovered unless you brave the isolated beaches and go off-roading. If deflating your tires and conquering sand trails sounds intimidating, instead explore the 16 miles of trails in the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. Admire the dunes, coastal forests, and tidal ponds in one of the most isolated parts of the island. At the very tip you’ll be rewarded with Great Point Lighthouse (a.k.a. Nantucket Lighthouse) and views of seals frolicking in the waves. You’ll be in the company of fishermen looking for blues and picnic buffs, but this area still feels removed from the hustle of the summer season.
By Alison Abbott, AFAR Local Expert
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Nantucket, MA 02554, USA