Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary is a place for everyone, protecting the habitats, wildlife, and spectacular views for which Martha’s Vineyard is renowned. Four miles of trails through woodlands, meadows, ponds, salt marsh, and along shorelines allow for exploration, discovery, and quiet contemplation. Read more >

HOURS: Mon–Fri, 9 am–4 pm; Sat, 10 am–2 pm; closed Sun
TRAILS: Open daily, dawn to dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

Funnel web weaver spider © Myer Bornstein
Funnel web weaver spider © Myer Bornstein

The webs of funnel web weaver spiders might just be the very prettiest parlors of all, ready for a cricket, ant, or grasshopper to drop by for a visit. Gorgeous funnel-shaped webs—usually invisible—are now noticeable, glistening with dew in the damp mornings. 

Susie Schwoch

This past summer, Felix Neck lost a very special friend and dedicated volunteer with the passing of Susie Schwoch. She loved all animals and came by to Felix Neck many years ago offering to become a regular volunteer.

Piping Plover and Chicks © John Van deGraaff
Piping Plover and Chicks © John Van deGraaff

The Coastal Waterbird team at Felix Neck monitored piping plovers, terns, and American oystercatchers at 18 sites on Martha’s Vineyard during the 2017 nesting season (March through August). This year, we had to take the good with the bad in terms of reproductive success.

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Birthday Parties


Looking for a place to have an exciting and memorable birthday? We offer birthday parties with fun outdoor activities led by a naturalist. Learn More

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Membership benefits include free admission to all of our wildlife sanctuaries across the state, plus discounts on programs and shop purchases.

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