- Location: 15 Washington St, Nantucket, MA 02554, US
- Contact: 508-325-3432
- Social Media: Facebook, Instagram
- Website: walknantucket.com
Discover Nantucket’s natural beauty with Nantucket Walkabout – the island’s only year-round guided hiking service that takes adventurers on a journey of discovery through Nantucket’s protected lands, no matter the season.
Head outside to explore the untouched wilds of Nantucket. Go bird-watching and botany walk, and explore the geology of the island. Discover the many geological formations, rare and wild plants, migrating songbirds, white-tailed deer, and picturesque harbor and ocean views. You can also find ponds, swamps, and raptors in the area. Nantucket Walkabout offers guided natural history hikes on conservation land to teach you about the island’s physical makeup and allow you to explore new trails.
The knowledgeable Peter Brace is your guide as you cross the natural environs of Nantucket. He will leave you with an unforgettable experience; you can even bring your child along for an educational and fun adventure. So, take the plunge and discover all that Nantucket has to offer!
To better understand each trail, read the detailed descriptions on their website. Hikes range between 1 to 4.5 miles, lasting anywhere between 1 to 3 hours. This depends on your group’s energy level, the weather, and your time limits. Generally, you should allow two hours from pick-up to drop-off, with three hours for the Smith’s Point hike. As for the minimum number of hikers, except for the Smith’s Point Hike, there is none. You may take up to 17 people for any hike. With 11 unique hikes to choose from, there’s something for everyone!
At Nantucket Walkabout, you can book a custom, private hike for your group or join one of the regularly scheduled hikes. Check out the Hike Calendar to see which hikes are available each day, and book your spot with just a few clicks. You can check on their website and call or email them. All hikes require a reservation, but you can choose to pay online or with the guide on the day of.
When you’re preparing for your hike, be sure to pack the essentials. You must wear good walking shoes or boots, bug spray, sun lotion, a camera, water, and some food. Additionally, you can bring a backpack, a walking stick, sunglasses, binoculars, and a compass. Lastly, make sure you check the weather before you go and dress accordingly.
Nantucket Walkabout will pick you up from Handlebar Cafe in downtown Nantucket for every hike. They will take you back to the same spot when your adventure is finished. However, if the weather does not permit, They reserve the right to cancel the hike.
Touring Nantucket with Nantucket Walkabout is an amazing experience for everyone in your family. You can take in the beauty of nature while spending quality time together, and you may even learn something new along the way! So why not make a day of it and get out into the fresh air? You won’t regret it!