As a result of the land bank's acquisition here -- paired with a donation of a conservation restriction made to the Trustees of Reservations many years ago by the neighboring family over its land -- the entirety of the Short Cove of the Tisbury Great Pond has now been conserved. This cove, a third of a mile long, typifies the subtle and serene nature of the Vineyard's riparian lowlands. Stretching along the shore between it and the Pear Tree Cove is a privately-owned 25-acre sheep pasture, conserved via an agricultural preservation restriction. Hikers should prepare for a long trek: having commenced at the Tiah's Cove Road trailhead and peregrinated along the pastures, beside the cove, against the great-pond and back once again to the trailhead one will have tallied nearly two miles.
nature study, hiking, picknicking, mountain-biking, horseback-riding, dog-walking (leashing required March 1 - August 31except within quarter-mile of trailhead, where it is required year-round), hunting (with permission, for ducks and geese only), cross-country skiing, farming, scenic vista, universal access.
Start at the intersection of New Lane and the Edgartown Road.
Travel 0.75 miles down New Lane — it changes its name to Tiah’s
Cove Road, but just stay on the asphalt throughout — and turn
right into the trailhead.
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