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   41. SWEETENED WATER PRESERVE

Size
11.4 acres

Description
Edgartown takes justifiable pride in its scenic West Tisbury Road, which is the occidental entrance into town center. Formerly overgrown and hosting a prominent house, this property was restored to open grassland via the off-premises relocation of the house and a round of mowing by the land bank. As a result, the land now blends into the road’s long corridor of fields and the mowing has exposed the blue disk of the Sweetened Water Pond.

Uses
nature study, hiking, picnicking, mountain-biking, horseback-riding, dog-walking (leashing required April 1 - August 31), farming, universal access (easy terrain).

Access
Start at the intersection of Cooke Street and West Tisbury Road. Travel west 0.8 miles on the West Tisbury Road; park on the right at the town’s Jernegan’s Pond and cross the road to visit the property. Univeral access space is located on the south side of the road. 

 

 

 

 

Historical Highlights

 

  • the preserve and surrounding land were once part of a dairy farm;  Holstein and Guernsey cattle used the ponds there as watering holes

 

 

 

 

 


Trail / Property Map

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Features

picnicing hiking