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.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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