About Lost Farm

Hummock Pond sunset at Lost Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Visit Lost Farm Wildlife Sanctuary to experience a different view of Nantucket. 

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

If you yearn for shade on a hot summer day or a break from the Nantucket winds, then this is the place for your next adventure! 


Hummock Pond Road, Nantucket, MA 
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Trails: Open daily, dawn to dusk


Free, donations appreciated 



Trail Mileage

5 miles

Sanctuary Highlights

  • The largest pitch pine forest on Nantucket, which serves as important breeding and foraging habitat for mammals and birds.
  • Abundance of wildlife including Great Blue Herons, Northern Harriers, Great Crested Flycatchers, and many songbirds.
  • In early summer, Pink Lady's Slipper and other beautiful wildflowers line the sanctuary's woodland trails.
  • Osprey that return each year to breed on a nesting pole on the southern portion of the property.

Property Regulations

All of the land at our wildlife sanctuaries is protected. By conserving these open spaces, Mass Audubon, along with our members and partners, is able to fulfill its mission of protecting the nature of Massachusetts.  

  • No dog walking or horseback riding; please leave all animals and pets at home (service animals welcome
  • No walking off trail  
  • No collecting or picking natural items
  • No bike riding or operating motorized vehicles; day passes are available for powered mobility devices   
  • No running, swimming, or camping 
  • No operating drones or other remote-controlled vehicles   
  • No fishing, hunting, trapping, or releasing of animals   
  • No feeding wildlife   
  • No smoking