Nantucket Historical Association | Nantucket, MA

Food for Thought: Winter Walks with Peter Brace

Peter Brace will introduce walks to explore on the island that are unusual and apart from the ones we all know. It’s the perfect time to discover new outdoor treasures.

Peter Brace is the author of Nantucket: A Natural History and Walking Nantucket: A Walker’s Guide to Exploring Nantucket on Foot. A Nantucketer for 28 years and counting, Peter formerly covered the environmental beat for the Nantucket Beacon and the Nantucket Independent. He is also a freelance writer for several island publications.

In 2015, he founded Nantucket Walkabout for which he guides natural history hikes year round on conservation land owned by four nonprofit conservation groups. Peter is also an adjunct professor for UMass Boston’s School for the Environment, teaching the natural history of Nantucket during its “Nantucket Semester” through the UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station. A seasonal kayaker and daily hiker with his dog, Kismet, Peter knows well Nantucket’s natural environs from shoreline to shoreline, its multitudes of plant, mammal, bird, fish, insect, and reptile/amphibian species.


Jan 27 2021


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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2021 Annual Events

  • April 23 – 25, Daffodil Festival
  • May 19 – 23, Wine Festival
  • June 17 – 20, Nantucket Preservation Month
  • June, Book Festival
  • July 3 – Independence Day Festivities; Downtown Celebration and Independence Day Fireworks
  • July 13 – 15, Nantucket Garden Festival
  • July 15 – 17, Comedy Festival
  • July 17 – 28, Film Festival
  • July, Nantucket Art and Artisan Show
  • July 19 – 24, Dance Festival
  • August 5 – 7, NHA’s Nantucket by Design
  • August 14, Boston Pops
  • August 14 -22, Nantucket Race Week
  • August 22, Opera House Cup
  • August, Marine Life Release Day
  • October 9, Cranberry Festival
  • November, NHA’s Festival of Wreaths
  • December, Christmas Stroll
  • December, NHA’s Festival of Trees