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8.6 acres

Having won a "special places" designation from the commonwealth, the Christiantown chapel and nearby Wampanoag burial ground are a unique part of West Tisbury history; the land bank preserve was acquired so that the background of the chapel would not be spoiled by houses.

Nature study, hiking, picnicking, mountain-biking, horseback-riding, dog-walking.

Start at the intersection of the Indian Hill, South Indian Hill and Christiantown Roads; proceed up the Christiantown Road 0.6 miles; trailhead is just past the chapel.


Historical Highlights


  • Christiantown was a block of land, one-mile square, that was given to four “praying Indians” by the sachem Josias of Takemmy in 1659; it was whittled down over the years and sold off to European settlers

Trail / Property Map

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