Fulling Mill Brook Preserve

Photo by Kelsey Perrett

The Fulling Mill Brook, as the name implies, was once the power source for a mill to process wool. In 1986, 49.6 acres along the winding brook became the first acquisition of the brand new Land Bank.

It’s a great place for hiking, mountain-biking, and dog-walking (with a leash in summer).

From the Land Bank’s Page for the Preserve: Fulling Mill Brook, which drains into the Chilmark Upper Pond, runs the length of the preserve. The corridor is profuse: nesting songbirds are abundant and include yellow warblers, redstarts, common yellowthroats and ovenbirds. Footbridges span the brook, easing hikers into habitat which in some areas would otherwise have been too dense or remote to visit.