Squam Swamp Interpretive Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Squam Swamp Interpretive Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nantucket, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.3 miles
42 feet

dogs on leash



nature trips



wild flowers

3 months ago

There is no reason this trail is rated as moderate. It is wicked easy. We would bring out 2 year old to walk this trail- sometimes he hitched a ride- but you get the idea.

Very beautiful spot, strongly recommend this walk. Lots of wildflowers until about July. Lots of poison ivy and be sure to check for ticks!

Under the logs you may find some newts (or snakes)!

Monday, March 13, 2017

This is a nice not very long hike suitable for children and dogs, the terrain is not very rough, with beautiful views along the trail. If you take the path to Squam farm you could have picnic somewhere on the grass when the temperatures are suitable for that kind of activity. Just remember be aware of the poison avy that grows in that area. You can observe different kinds of flora and fauna as well as taking photos of the surrounding countryside.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Not very impressed. Most of the maps for Montauk and Nantucket only show a marker for possibly the trail head but doesn't provide the actual trail.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

It's not near Nantucket, it's on Nantucket. Near Nantucket would be in the Atlantic Ocean. It's a "lollipop trail"- that is there's a loop that starts a little ways out from the trailhead. There's a connector trail off the loop that goes to Squam Farm and more trails. I would rate it as EASY since there's almost no elevation variation. There should be interpretive brochures at the trailhead box. If not, check with the Nantucket Conservation Foundation.

9 months ago

Monday, March 20, 2017