Great Rock Bight Preserve

From the Land Bank’s Description:

The park-like quality of this land results from the previous owner’s devotion to it: tall specimen trees, grassy fields, gurgling wetlands, a heart-shaped pond. All of this rolls down to a seaside bluff over a sandy cove; the land bank owns 1300 feet of Vineyard Sound beach here. The ponds host populations of rare clam shrimp, which are the only places where they have been documented on the island. Marl Pond, the easternmost of the property’s chain of ponds, is of special interest; its natural acidity was used to preserve the baskets and hemp ropes of early settlers.