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   38. PENNYWISE PRESERVE

Size                   
118.7 acres

Description
175 acres located between the neighborhoods along the Vineyard Haven and West Tisbury Roads were purchased cooperatively by the land bank and the town of Edgartown. The significant portion — 118.7 consolidated acres of frost bottom and scrub oak — is under land bank care, via a conservation restriction from the town to the land bank.

Uses
nature study, hiking, picnicking, mountain-biking, horseback-riding, dog-walking (leashing required at all times), hunting (with permission), cross-country skiing, universal access (easy terrain).

Access
Trailhead located at the far end of South 18th Street in Arbutus Park.

 

Historical Highlights

 

  • an ancient way called “Tar Kiln Path” crosses the preserve; production of pitch, or tar, for use in caulking the seams of ships and preserving ropes is an ancient industry and once an important industry on Martha’s Vineyard. 


Trail / Property Map

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Features

picnicing hiking