We've selected some of our favorite and uncrowded coastal hikes for you to explore.
The Trustees maintains 60 miles of coastal trails including beaches and dunes, rocky coasts, and islands. Taking in some ocean air on these coastal hikes doesn’t have to be a huge endeavor when you explore some of these typically uncrowded gems.
A scenic pond and a small forest of pine and oak lead you to a spectacular seaside lawn offering memorable views of Massachusetts Bay and the North Shore.
Scramble across ledges scarred for eons by wind and wave, and examine tide pools teeming with marine life.
Carriage roads follow the shoreline of Mashpee and Wakeby Ponds—both ponds are stocked with fish—and pass through the peninsula’s beech woodlands. The ponds’ shallow waters provide an opportunity for cooling off when the mercury rises, and two peninsular knolls offer spectacular views.
Follow winding trails from upstream cranberry bogs and woods to a sandy beach at Buttermilk Bay.
Experience the drama of a rocky shoreline and scenic vistas across Vineyard Sound to the Elizabeth Islands from the second-highest point on the island. Coastal hikes don’t get any better.
Climb to the top of this 168-ft coastal hill and enjoy panoramic views of the Great Marsh and New Hampshire’s Isle of Shoals.
One of the best coastal hikes on the South Coast. Thread your way through woodlands and cross open fields to one of the state’s loveliest tidal rivers.
With roughly 27,000 acres under management, The Trustees is devoted to protecting ecologically significant environments across our portfolio.
Guided hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking adventures at Trustees properties that are truly hidden gems.