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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.
Contact TTOR for use of beach dune wheelchairs and oversand ATV service
This property is open to archery, shotgun and muzzleloader seasons with permission. It is also open to waterfowl hunting, with permission.
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