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Altar Rock

Off Polpis Rd., between Wauwinet and Nantucket Town, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA
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Panoramic Island View

A carefully planned ride with easier access from Polpis Road than from Milestone. 360 degree island... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Seamoor7
via mobile
Beautiful views of the island

Great place to walk the dog and see a beautiful view of the island. If you are adventurous it is... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
suzette b
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Hopewell, New Jersey
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average0%
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“soft sand” (2 reviews)
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Off Polpis Rd., between Wauwinet and Nantucket Town, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A carefully planned ride with easier access from Polpis Road than from Milestone. 360 degree island views from the islands highest point. The egress toward Milestone Road takes you past Gibbs Pond ( slight detour) then come back and continue by one of the largest...More

Thank Seamoor7
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Great place to walk the dog and see a beautiful view of the island. If you are adventurous it is an excellent place to ride your mountain bike, some sections can be a bit dangerous though.

1  Thank suzette b
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Bring GPS and a high based Jeep. Don't even think to bring your Porsche, BMW or Mercedes. To get to Alta Rock take the left heading west just across from Russell Way on Milestone. Put on your seatbelts. Head north and look for the Airport...More

Thank Mrellgee
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Most day trippers or people staying in town never get a real feel of the island. From alter rock (which is just a hill) you can see a good portion of the island and you notice the huge amount of open conservation land. I'ts easy...More

Thank ogura98
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The best way to get her is by bike over sandy roads. The journey is just a good as the views once you get to the top. Once here, you get a 360 view of Nantucket. You can't get that anywhere else other than a...More

Thank Rachael R
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We visited Altar Rock while on a bike ride around the island. We rode in the path a little bit until it was tough to navigate on the bike and then we walked. It is a short hike to the top and has a great...More

1  Thank Vesper5555
Reviewed 30 October 2015

This place is special, almost spiritual. The views of Nantucket are amazing, if you're able, make the trip!

Thank LizandGil
Reviewed 17 September 2015

A trip to Altar Rock provides terrific views of the moors of Nantucket, the inner harbor and the northern part of the island (Monomoy, Shawkemo and Polpis). It is in Conservation land and has miles of trails where you can enjoy the island's vegetation, while...More

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Bringing wine or any form of it is prohibited here but soda and water are ok then start enjoying the place while looking at the island 360 degrees because this place is the highest point of Nantucket.

1  Thank Jun J
Reviewed 6 September 2015

highest point in the island with endless trails and lots of opportunity to see redtailed hawks-eagles just a fantastic not to be missed walk when you drive in donot park at first lot drive up about a mile bearing to the right and park at...More

1  Thank colliemagic
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