Nantucket Dog Walk

Walk. Walk your dog. Walk Nantucket.

 
 

One of the things I love most about Nantucket is the ability to walk everywhere. When I got my first dog nine years ago, walking became that much more exciting (and necessary).


Nantucket is abundant with beautiful places to walk, over many different terrains, and most places allow dogs. People think of our beaches (and we have plenty of great beach walks), but there are moors, forests, bike paths, and dirt roads to explore, too. The Nantucket Land Bank has 12 mapped walks, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation has 16, and then there are the town walks, bike paths and state forests. Truly something for everyone.


Whether you are a long-time island resident or a first-time visitor (or a long-time resident with a first-time dog), this site will let you in on most of the best dog walking spots (others I have been forbidden to include by dog-walking friends).


I’ve also included important Nantucket dog links and a few facts that you should know before you walk, as well as a blog about the joys that can be found by walking your dog on Nantucket.


Happy walking!

 

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Walking Nantucket, A Walker’s Guide to Exploring Nantucket on Foot, by Peter B. Brace, can be found here.


Great descriptions of many, many Nantucket walks, including maps.

NANTUCKET TIDE CHART


If you are planning a beach walk, always check the tide chart first. A few of our shores pretty much disappear at high tide.

"All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking."
— Friedrich Nietzsche

Best Shady Dog Walks

Whether you are trying to stay out of the sun or beat the heat, Nantucket has some reliably shady dog walks. In order of shadiness:


Squam Swamp

Millbrook

Polpis State Forest

State Forest

Holdgate Trails

Shawkemo Hills

Mizzenmast

Windswept Bogs (Stump Pond Trail)