Sesachacha Heathlands Wildlife Sanctuary

Sesachacha Heathlands (Photo: Robert Buchsbaum)

Explore two of Massachusetts’ rarest habitats—coastal heathland and sandplain grassland—at Sesachacha Heathlands Wildlife Sanctuary on the eastern side of Nantucket. Sesachacha Pond, the largest body of brackish water on the island and located within the sanctuary, is magnet for 300 recorded bird species, including northern harriers and eastern towhees. 

LocationBarnard Valley Road, Nantucket, MA
Hours: Trails, open daily dawn to dusk

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Walk along unpaved sandy cart paths that take you through a prairie-like landscape with little bluestem grass, bayberry, bearberry, and lowbush blueberry.

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Mass Audubon's nearby wildlife sanctuaries offer a wide variety of programs. Whether you're new to nature or an outdoors aficionado, there's something for everyone.

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