Discover The Trustees Martha’s Vineyard’s newest trail and reservation- The Brickyard.
In the 1860s, brick workers mined the north shore’s rocky landscape for clay. Using Island-harvested trees and the waters of Roaring Brook to power their operation, over 800,000 bricks a year were shipped off-island to be used in contruction projects from Boston to Newport to New York.
Spend your Sunday afternoon with a guided hike to the historic remnants of the brickworks, including its iconic 45-foot chimney and 10-foot high cut-stone walls during this special open-house tour. You’ll set off from Menemsha Hills with a nature guide and meet Martha’s Vineyard Stewardship Manager David Bouck and Islands Director Sam Hart on-site for a special Q&A.
Masks and physical distancing at all times. Registration required;limited capacity. Please meet at Menemsha Hills parking lot for 11AM program start.
Please note: trail follows uneven terrain on the way down, followed by a strenuous uphill hike on the way back.
Sunday, January 17 at 11:00am to 1:00pm
North Road, Chilmark, MA 02535