Exploring Nantucket

Ack Natural
Exploring Nantucket

Small Batch Craft Cannabis at Ack Natural

After a few years of solid growth and community support, Ack Natural, the dispensary at 19 Spearhead Drive, has added series of upgrades and expansions to their product offerings. Over the past winter, they have meticulously refined and diversified our range of products to better serve their valued customers on […]

Exploring Nantucket, Insider Tips

Reel ‘til You Feel

It’s been almost a month since the awesome August Blues tournament ended, and my butt is still sore from getting beat out on the Gator Blue prize for the biggest bluefish. A fine young fisher named Gray Malitsky knocked me to the canvas and stood over me like a young Cassius Clay (aka Muhammad Ali) did to Sonny Liston, beating me with his 36.5 inch monster blue. In the weeks since my humiliating, soulcrushing, “…to the death! No, to the pain” style defeat, I have learned some things about Gray, this mysterious young champion. And what I’ve learned is far too great to not share with you all, so here goes.

Photo contest winner 2023
Exploring Nantucket

The Winners Are…

For more than three decades we’ve invited all who live on and visit the island to enter our annual Nantucket Photo Contest. Our readers enthusiastically participate: every year we receive hundreds of their favorite views of Nantucket. This year we had nearly as many photos of sunrises as of sunsets: […]

Smith’s Point
Exploring Nantucket, Nantucket Essays

Wild, Wild West

We humans tend to be territorial. People hang out in areas that they like, staying in their comfort zones. Also, we generally stick to routines and, thus, can be fairly predictable. For example, my wife and I have our favorite spot where we sit for church every Sunday. We would be all out of sorts if we had to move to a different location. Doesn’t make a lot of sense, does it? No, but that’s how humans are. And all of these strange traits are directly applicable to us fishing folks, to be sure.

Stump Pond
Exploring Nantucket

A Shaded Walk Through Time

Living on the island year-round, we have to mix up our walking and hiking trails. I have two dogs that need exercise (and love water). I can easily get in a rut and rotate through the same three or four trails every week. Over the past years, I have made an effort to try new trails (or trails that are new to me) or to return to areas I thought I knew but haven’t visited in a while. With more than 9,000 acres under protection as open space, we are lucky to have so many trails on Nantucket to choose from!

50 Main
Exploring Nantucket, Nantucket History & People, Nantucket Style

Still Surfing after All These Years

When you step through the door at 50 Main Street, you step into a combination of past and present.

An impressive array of rare and vintage timepieces dominates the front of The Trinity Collection. These exquisite, sophisticated watches were curated by owner E. Townsend Wright III, who delights in helping his patrons find the perfect timepiece to match their personality and their style. Many of his clients know him from visiting his shop in Palm Beach during the winter and are delighted to find him on Nantucket’s Main Street from June through September.