Brine Pond Preserve

Trip Stop: 

A Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank property, located on the right side of the road, just past the Chappaquiddick Community Center about 1.6 miles from the Ferry. The most notable feature of the Preserve, is an island of beetlebung (tupelo) trees in the center of a small pond. A hiking trail encircles the pond. Early settlers used the dense wood from these trees to make wooden mallets, called “beetles,” which drove the corks, called “bungs,” that plugged barrel holes.