Tours & Trips

Vernal Pool Tours

Saturday, April 28 & Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Join the Nantucket Land Council for an exploration of the vernal pools found on Nantucket.  On a discovery walk led by Resource Ecologist Emily Molden, you will learn about vernal pools – bodies of water that form during the spring and provide essential habitat to a variety of species.  Discover some of the unique animals that call these temporary bodies of water home.

Tours are free and open to the public; advance registration is required.  Registration will begin in April by email or phone (508) 228-2818.  Please call the office to learn more.


Downtown Tree Tours

Tuesday, June 19, Tuesday, July 10, & Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Learn about the beautiful and historic species Tree Tourof trees that line our downtown streets.  These tours are led by both the Executive Director Cormac Collier and the Resource Ecologist Emily Molden.  Their combined knowledge of biology and island history generates interesting conversations and surprising questions. Find out how all of our town trees have been preserved over the decades. Group size is limited, please pre-register by calling 508-228-2818 or email Private tours are also available for groups of 5 or more. Please call the office to learn more.

Download our brochure(PDF) if you would like to take a self-guided tour.


Oyster Farm Harbor Tours

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

All tours begin at 3:30pm and last approximately 2 hours.

Join the Land Council for an exciting and educational afternoon aboard Shearwater Cruises Shearwater 47′ power catamaran with Captain Blair Perkins, NLC Executive Director Cormac Collier, Resource Ecologist Emily Molden, and Oyster Farmer Simon Edwardes for a tour of Head of the Harbor, and and exploration of Fifth Bend Oyster Farm. Along the way you’ll learn more about oysters and their role in the ecology of the harbor. Tickets are limited and advance registration is required.  Stay tuned for more details, and an announcement when registration has begun!

State of the Harbor Forum

Thursday, July 19, 2018, Great Harbor Yacht Club

The Nantucket Land Council is proud to present a free public forum to provide the latest information on the health and ecology of Nantucket Harbor. Speakers will be presenting on water quality, eelgrass and shellfish along with the strategies that are being employed by the Town of Nantucket and our non-profit community to reduce pollution from septic systems, fertilizer, stormwater and boat use.

Please check back soon for more information on this year’s event or find out more about the Nantucket Land Council’s first annual State of the Harbor Forum here!

2017 Events

Monarch Tagging Day

Wednesday, Sept. 27th at 4pm

Join the Nantucket Land Council and our resource ecologist Emily Molden for a public monarch tagging program. We’ll bring nets and tags so you just need to bring yourself and a sense of adventure. We also recommend wearing long pants and closed toed shoes. Call the NLC office at 508-228-2818 to register and find out the meeting location. All ages are welcome to this free event!

Family Fun Day at Camp Richard

Sunday, Oct. 1st from 11am-2pm

The Nantucket Land Council is proud to be the leading force in working to preserve Camp Richard, a beautiful 100-acre Boy Scout camp, from development and this is our chance to celebrate our progress to date. For our first ever family Fun Day all are invited to enjoy a fall afternoon playing and exploring the grounds of Camp Richard. We’ll have lots of outdoor activities including guided nature walks, games, crafts, a scavenger hunt and Tom Mulholland will bring his red-tailed hawk for everyone to enjoy. This event is open to all ages, all activities are free and lunch will be available for a donation to the Nantucket Land Council. The NLC would like to thank the Nantucket Boy Scouts for their support of this event.