Nantucket Island, 30 miles out to sea, has a reputation for lots of things – world class destination resort, enclave for the very rich, not so rich and semi-famous, and, my personal favorite, the Island of misfit toys!

Nantucket also has 35 miles of bike trails, wonderful beaches and close to 50% of the land on the Island is in conservation either by the Nantucket Land Bank, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation and the Nantucket Land Council.  A great benefit of all this conservation, for dog lovers, is almost unlimited dog walk potential!
Every day after lunch, our English Springer Spaniels, the Artful Dodger and Mr. Darcy (Dodger and Darcy to their friends), enjoy an hour-long off leash walk in one of these lovely conserved properties.  
The newest property to be added to their dog walk repertoire is Sanford Farm West, acres and acres of rolling meadow with mowed paths, glimpses of the Atlantic and wildflowers as far as the eye can see.
Sanford Farm is one of the largest and most popular ‘destination’ dog walks on Nantucket – from the parking lot on Madaket Road, you can walk the three mile path all the way to the beach (and three miles back), or, just walk along the sandy paths or through the moors.

Sanford Farm West, however, is a very different terrain and feels like a walk through an English meadow, with soft breezes, birdsong and an occasional deer sighting.

See you on Island – Michelle Langlois, the Nantucket Bed and Breakfast Inn accidental innkeeper.