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   10. RAMBLE TRAIL PRESERVE

Size
7.3 acres                 

Description
The land bank purchased this property to keep the blufftop Ramble Trail --- one of the island’s first trail networks — from disappearing and to expand the protected lands around the abutting Brightwoods Park (owned by the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation), a glacial ravine of some considerable depth. Cliff steps guide visitors down to the Lagoon Pond’s stony beach.

Uses                       
Nature study, hiking, picnicking, mountain-biking, dog-walking       (town bylaw requires leashing at all times), scenic vista.

Access
Follow Winyah Lane 0.6 miles from its intersection with the Vineyard Haven - Edgartown Road and turn right here onto Weaver Lane. Follow Weaver Lane to its end at the shellfish hatchery; trailhead is adjacent.

 

Historical Highlights

 

  • the preserve abuts a subdivision known as Oklahoma, which was designed in the late 1800s as a New York City actor’s resort; plans called for a “lake ramble” to run atop the Lagoon Pond bluff with views over to Oak Bluffs

 


Trail / Property Map

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Features                                   

 

biking hiking picnicing mountain biking dog walking horseback riding