An impressive 46% of Nantucket is held in conservation trust, giving the island its pristine, “wild” appearance. Thousands of acres of walking and hiking trails abound, and guided (or self-guided) walks throughout Town—with its unique architecture and rich history—are equally rewarding. The unique and visually dramatic island landscape features hardwood forests, cranberry bogs, vernal pools—and more—showcasing an amazing diversity of flora and fauna. Popular outlying hiking areas include Sanford Farm off Madaket Road, Squam Farm, and the Middle Moors, with each property containing marked trails with interpretive markers. It’s a wonderful way to discover the island’s rich natural beauty. Explore Nantucket’s hiking trails by map location or by browsing the trail collection below.