Nantucket Walkabout is…

Nantucket WalkaboutAbout Nantucket Walkabout
Nantucket Walkabout is Nantucket’s only year-round guided hiking service offering natural history walks on Nantucket’s protected lands all over the island. We lead hikes during all seasons that inform on how, geologically, the island was created by the last glacier, how Nantucket got its unique collection of plants and wildlife, how and when Native Americans and European settlers impacted the island’s natural world, conservation efforts, and what the future may hold for Nantucket.

Nantucket Walkabout is not a tour bus or van service driving from sight to sight. We get out and walk into Nantucket’s wilderness to experience life off the road in all seasons. It’s part bird walk, part botany hike, part geology and all about exploration.

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Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 11.26.01 PMGuide Peter Brace
Guide Peter B. Brace is the author of “Nantucket: A Natural History” and “Walking Nantucket: A Walker’s Guide to Exploring Nantucket on Foot.” A Nantucketer for 23 years and counting, Peter formerly covered the environmental beat for the Nantucket Beacon and the Nantucket Independent. He is currently a freelance writer for Sound Magazine, the Nantucket Chronicle and the Nantucket Coastal Conservancy. And he is an adjunct professor for UMass Boston’s School for the Environment teaching the natural history of Nantucket during its “Nantucket Semester” through the UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station.

A seasonal kayaker and daily hiker with his dog, Kismet, Peter knows Nantucket’s natural environs from shoreline to shoreline, its multitudes of plant, mammal, bird, fish, insect and reptile/amphibian species. Peter is also certified in Wilderness First Aid by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Wilderness Medicine Institute.

Contact Peter at Nantucket Walkabout by calling 508-422-7466 or by email at For environmental news and seasonal photos of Nantucket, follow Nantucket Walkabout on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.