Milestone Cranberry Bog
Located near the center of the island, Milestone Bog is the heart of cranberry farming on Nantucket. For the past 150 years, commercial cranberry growing has been an important element of Nantucket’s agricultural heritage. Visitors, summer residents, and even long time islanders are often surprised when they learn that the Foundation’s Milestone Bog is the oldest and largest, continually operated farm on the Island. While the primary focus of this property is the cultivation of cranberries, the bog is also surrounded by the rolling hills, grasslands and fresh water ponds of the Middle Moors. With less than 1/3 of the property’s total acreage devoted to cranberries, the remaining land remains open space and an important habitat area for deer, red tailed hawks and a wide variety of rare plants.