Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard – State Forest

Jen Hawkins O'Hanlon, REALTOR®


What’s your favorite place in Edgartown?!  Is it South Beach? One of the awesome restaurants?

My favorite place in Edgartown is the State Forest! I love being outside and the miles of trails, fields and varied terrain in our state forest is ideal for many activities.

If you’re not familiar with the state forest on Martha’s Vineyard, here’s some quick history and general info:

  • It’s comprised of 5100 acres, mainly in Edgartown and West Tisbury.
  • It was originally created in 1908 to help prevent the extinction of the Heath Hen (a type of Grouse) that lived on the Island. Sadly, the Heath Hens did not survive and were declared extinct in 1938.
  • The Manuel F. Correllus State Forest is named after the superintendent who ran it from 1948-1987. It is currently managed by the dcr (department of conservation and recreation).
  • There are miles of paved and unpaved trails, as well as fire lanes that are ideal for walking, jogging, biking and horseback riding. There is also a great Disc golf course. The property is open to hunting during the statewide seasons.

Parking areas are along Barnes Road.  Make sure to print a map before you go, so you won’t get lost!
I hope to see you out on the trail! 


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