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Waskosim's Rock Reservation

Area

Overview

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  • Size

    190.64 acres

Contact Information

Stewardships

Description

A variety of experiences: Woodlands to south segue into open fields, leading to deeply shaded wetlands along the Mill Brook to the north. Remnants of a 17th century homestead are found in the fields. Atop one of the ridges is the Waskosim’s Rock, a boulder whose shape and location have long figured in Wampanoag and island history. The rock marked the beginning of the “Middle Line,” a stone wall boundary running to the Menemsha Pond in order to separate English and Wampanoag lands in the mid-1600s.

From North Road intersection with State Road in West Tisbury, drive up-island. Cross the Chilmark town line; trailhead is just past it on the left.

Allowed Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Hunting
Horseback Riding
Mountain Biking
Picnicking
Hiking

Additional Information

Dogs

leashing required at all times within half-mile of trailhead and elsewhere from April 1 - September 30

Hours

sunrise to sunset

Hunting

This property is open to archery, shotgun and muzzleloader seasons with permission.  

During shotgun season, the property is closed to the public.  See Land Bank website for more specific information.