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Learn More About Shawkemo

Shawkemo means the "middle field of land" in the language of Nantucket's natives. 

The Shawkemo Hill trails are known for their extensive walking paths and sand roads through the Middle Moors, widely regarded as the heart of wild Nantucket.

After a heavy rain, treasure hunters should keep their eyes open for ancient arrowheads along the trails of the middle moors. This part of the island is where the original natives hunted for over six thousand years.

Of course, you may be distracted from your treasure hunting by the views. One of the Middle Moors Gateway paths passes over the top of Shawkemo Hill (a.k.a., Radar Hill) and provides a dramatic panoramic lookout over the moors and Nantucket Harbor.