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Wildlife, beaches, walking trails, picnics, and a historic lighthouse at the eastern edge of Chappaquiddick Island on Martha's Vineyard.


The eastern edge of Chappaquiddick Island, the barrier beach running from from Wasque Point in the south to the Cape Pogue Lighthouse in the north (map), is protected in the Cape Pogue Wildlife Refuge, a property of The Trustees of Reservations.

It's about three miles (5 km) from the Chappy Ferry east to the nearest point in the wildlife refuge, but several miles more to reach the lighthouse at the northern extent of the barrier beach.

The Trustees organize guided and self-guided Natural History Tours of the wildlife refuge, including a natural history tour, surf-casting fishing tour, Cape Pogue Lighthouse tour, and canoe/kayak tours.

A Trustees tour is a great way to visit the wildlife refuge. You take a free tour shuttle van right from the Chappy Ferry to the tour departure point, so you don't need your own transport on Chappaquiddick Island.

The Poucha Pond Self-Guided Discovery tour, for members of The Trustees of Reservations only, provides half-day or full-day canoe or kayak rental and a waterproof map for exploration of Poucha Pond.

Visit The Trustees website for information on how to become a member.

Cape Pogue Wildlife Refuge
The Trustees of Reservations
Dike Road
Chappaquiddick Island
Martha's Vineyard MA
Tel 508-627-7689

—by Tom Brosnahan

Mytoi Garden

Wasque Point

Chappy Ferry

Chappaquiddick Island


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