Great Island Preserve

Great Island Preserve is in Spring Hill Marsh, a mile east of Sandwich Village. It consists of three islands surrounded by salt marsh, accessed by 4.5 acres of town- owned shorefront.

A 250-foot earthen dike runs from this piece to 9-acre Great Island, which is owned by the SCT and the town. To the west, 5-acre Pine Island is owned by the SCT. North from Great Island is Little Island, about a third of an acre in size, owned by the town and the SCT.

This preserve is considered to be a particularly sensitive wildlife habitat. For that reason, the Sandwich Conservation Commission (town) and the SCT ask visitors to refrain from bringing pets to the Islands.

Visitors will be treated to an expansive view over the marsh to an undeveloped barrier beach, beach homes, Town Neck and Manomet Hill to the North. The Toolas Preserve is about ⅛ mile from the path to Great Island - enjoy both properties in one visit!

Take Great Island Road, north of Route 6A in Spring Hill Village; go over the railroad crossing and turn right into the Toolas Preserve for parking. Continue by foot on Great Island Rd. about 400 feet to the path leading to the marsh and islands.

Land Steward:
Steve Touloumtzis 413-727-2697

Aerial View