Sesachacha Heathlands Wildlife Sanctuary

Heathlands

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. Read More

Explore Our Trails

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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.

Program Catalog

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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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