Tours & Trips

Vernal Pool Tours

Note: The 2020 Vernal Pool Tour will be conducted virtually.  Please stay tuned to our e-newsletter and social media (@nantucketlandcouncil) for further updates on this special spring tour!

Join the Nantucket Land Council each spring for an exploration of the vernal pools found on Nantucket.  On a discovery walk led by Resource Ecologist RJ Turcotte, 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 open to adults and children with a parent/caregiver.

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

Downtown Tree Tours

Learn about the beautiful and historic species Tree Tourof trees that line our downtown streets.  These tours are led by both Executive Director Emily Molden and Resource Ecologist RJ Turcotte.  Their combined knowledge of biology and island history generates interesting conversations and surprising questions. Find out how our town trees have been preserved over the decades. Group size is limited – we welcome small group private tours by appointment.  Please call the office at 508-228-2818 or email for more information.

2020 Downtown Tree Tour dates: TBD

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

Oyster Farm & Harbor Tours

Click HERE for more information on these tours!

Monarch Tagging Day

Join the Nantucket Land Council and our Resource Rcologist RJ Turcotte for a public monarch tagging program, typically scheduled for late summer. 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!