Long Point Reservation

Area

Overview

  • Directions

    Geolocation is not allowed
  • Size

    564.93 acres

Stewardships

Description

600-plus acres encompassing beach, dune, and woodland, which bracket a broad (and uncommon) sandplain heath. A treasure for birders and other nature-watchers, The Refuge is all that remains of a broad prairie with scattered woods that was formed over many years after the last ice age. Swim and relax, or follow a two-mile trail through oak forest and savanna bordered by Middle Point, Long Cove, and Tisbury Great Pond.

Summer: Off Edgartown-West Tisbury Rd, turn onto Waldron's Bottom Rd. and follow for 1.3 mi. Turn left onto Scrubby Neck Rd. (Path), then right onto Hughe's Thumb Rd., and go 1.2 mi. to  parking.

Off Season: Off Edgartown-West Tisbury Rd, turn onto Deep Bottom Rd. and follow for 1.5 mi., always bearing left at forks. Turn right onto Thumb Point Rd. go 1.3 mi. to parking.

Allowed Activities
Hunting
Photography
Swimming
Picnicking
Kayaking
Fishing
Birdwatching
Good For
Families

Additional Information

Accessibility Description

Contact TTOR for use of beach dune wheelchairs and oversand ATV service

No Dogs

Hunting

This property is open to archery, shotgun and muzzleloader seasons with permission.   It is also open to waterfowl hunting, with permission.

Hours

Mid-June to Mid-Sept  9:00-5:30

Rest of year- sunrise to sunset

Kayak and Paddleboard rental

10:00 - 3:00 in summer