Sesachacha Heathlands Wildlife Sanctuary

Sesachacha Heathlands in autumn (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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Unpaved sandy cart paths take you through a prairie-like landscape of native plants. Plan your visit >

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Eastern Chipmunk with a dried leaf in its mouth in autumn © Suzanne Hirschman
Eastern Chipmunk © Suzanne Hirschman

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