Lost Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

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Hummock Pond

Escape the beach crowds and appreciate the sights and sounds of Nantucket's largest pitch pine forest. Enjoy a stroll to Hummock Pond where many feathered friends await your arrival. Listen for the songs of Pine Warblers, Eastern Towhees, and Black-capped Chickadees in the morning and Barn and Saw-whet owls at dusk.

LocationHummock Pond Road, Nantucket, MA
Hours: Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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