Here at The Veranda House Hotel Collection, our location is just three lanes behind the Whaling Museum. Close to both ferry terminals and walk-able to all in-town restaurants and activities. Outside of the town, the best mode of transportation to experience the island is to bike Nantucket because of its well maintained bike paths.
Rent from Young’s Bicycles and bike Nantucket to one or many of the following:
Siasconset (‘Sconset to the locals) is a picturesque village on the cliffs of the eastern edge of Nantucket Island. Here you will find rose covered cottages on narrow streets and Nantucket’s most noteworthy lighthouse called Sanity Head. The lighthouse is located on dynamic bluffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. For lunch, lounge in the dunes at Summer House. You might also enjoy a sandwich at Claudette’s. Another option is French farmhouse inspired Chanticleer. 8.5 Miles
Dionis Beach is a wonderful destination on the north shore for tall sand dunes and calm water beaches. Probably everyone’s favorite classic sandwich shop is Something Natural. Bike there en route for a picnic lunch. While there, enjoy the white powdery sand of beautiful Dionis Beach. 3.5 Miles
Madaket is located on the western portion of Nantucket. Madaket is known for its harbor, sandy beaches and magnificent sunsets. Millie’s offers picnic lunch from its takeout counter, or stay for dinner upstairs for sunset. It’s all about the Tacos and margaritas here. 5 Miles
Cisco on the south shore is where you go for crashing Atlantic waves, a great spot to watch surfers. Bike Nantucket to Bartlett’s Farm for a picnic lunch and spend the day on one of the many beaches in the area. Since you are right there, Cisco Brewery is a must see rustic farm atmosphere with its own beer, wine and spirits made on site and ready for tasting. Live bands perform every afternoon. Food trucks offer everything from raw oysters and lobster rolls to Asian dumplings and quesadillas. 4 Miles
A great resource for bikers:
ReMain Nantucket (an island based philanthropic organization that promotes a prosperous future for the island’s environment and unique character). Just released is “trACK Nantucket”, a free phone app that offers a brand new way to discover and explore the island. TrACK sports 8 different routes that allow you to transform your bike Nantucket ride into an insider’s tour. TrACK gives audio directions and alerts riders when they have reached a landmark or highlight along the way. As a result, you will learn fun facts about where you are.
Finally, what better way to see and enjoy an afternoon of exercise in fresh air than to pedal the island? Like the spokes of a wheel, Nantucket has an abundance of well-groomed dedicated bike paths connecting the town to outer areas.
Special thanks to Young’s Bicycles for imagery.