Now through early spring, the Island’s conservation properties offer much to appreciate. Enjoy expansive vistas, solitude on the trails, and fewer ticks too. Even on a beautiful weekend day, most parking areas have plenty of room. The updated TrailsMV mobile app includes more than 100 properties and 220+ miles of trails across the Island landscape.
Several of the Island’s land conservation groups – M.V. Land Bank, Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation, The Trustees of Reservations, and Vineyard Conservation Society – offer popular guided walks each month with wildlife biologists, birders, and naturalists. They offer a great opportunity to visit both public and private conservation lands and connect with others who love the outdoors. Check out the Events listings on TrailsMV for details.
And don’t forget that every month offers the opportunity to visit a different Island beach and join the Beach BeFrienders in picking up trash along the shoreline. Sponsored by the Vineyard Conservation Society, Island libraries and DPWs, and the M.V. Refuse District. Meet new friends, breathe in that fresh ocean air, and help improve the health and beauty of the Island’s many miles of oceanfront. You can also pick up a VCS Beach BeFriender trash sticker at any Island library, visit the beach of your choice, and deposit your trash treasures for free at any Island transfer station. More information here.