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NANTUCKET ISLAND

30 MILES OUT TO SEA

Explore moorlands, 80 miles of beaches, dunes, hidden forests; nature as a material resource and varied topography for en plein air adventures or sculptural site works.

DIRECTIONS TO NISDA

NISDA Seaview Farm, Dairy Barn and Long Shed Studios, in Wauwinet, are located eight miles from town. Take any south-bound or east-bound road from Nantucket Town to the Rotary Intersection; proceed ton the Sconset-Milestone Road; take the second left, towards Polpis; continue on the Polpis Road for six miles; turn left at the Wauwinet turnoff. NISDA’s Barn is one-half mile on the right.

How to get to Nantucket Island

By boat:
STEAMSHIP AUTHORITY (508-477-8600)
An old-fashioned 2 1/2 hour ferry ride. Departs (carrying cars by reservation only) as well
The HY-LINE (508-775-7185), a catamaran fast ferry with 1 hour ride. operates out of Hyannis. Both lines carry passengers (and bicycles) without advance reservation.

By train or bus:
AMTRACK out of New York City and Boston connects Providence, RI with buses to Hyannis. Daily, year-round bus service operates from New York (with transfer in Providence) and Boston to Hyannis. Check schedules with GREYHOUND, BONANZA and PLYMOUTH & BROCKTON. Air service, available from Providence, Boston, New York, New Bedford, Hyannis, Martha’s Vineyard and other locations in New England.

Transportation On-Island
There is a NERTA island-wide shuttle bus. Students may bring bicycles or scooters. NISDA 14-passenger vans provide program transportation.

There are two bike rental stores on the island.