The Ferguson Museum is engaged in a number of joint projects spearheaded by the Museum’s Land Trust Stewardship Coordinator Jack Schneider and Fishers Island School teacher Adam Murray. Murray teaches courses in environmental science, construction and woodshop, as well as land conservation. He and the high school students he teaches have teamed up with
The history of Fishers Island can be experienced one step at a time when walking the Brickyard Pond Trail in the L.F. Boker Doyle Sanctuary and the Clay Pit Trail.
10. Chocomount Cove Trail The Chocomount Cove Sanctuary on the opposite side of the road from Bull Rock was added to the Museum’s Land Trust in 2017. It completes the northern link of a wildlife corridor with walking trails that stretches through diverse
9. Chocomount Trail The Chocomount Trail is a composite of four different walking areas. The trailhead with greatest ease of parking and access is located on the road to the Chocomount Beach parking lot. The entrance is on the west side of the road approximately
8. Treasure Pond Trail in the Charles B. Ferguson Wildlife Sanctuary The Treasure Pond Trail offers 1.5 miles of easy walking, including a large interior loop through a wooded area. This trail provides access points to both Middle Farms Pond and Treasure
7. Miller’s Point Trail Miller’s Point is named for Bob and Adrienne Miller, who donated this property as part of a 13-acre tract in the immediate area. Parking is marked by a sign on the left on Middle Farm Road 0.3 miles in from the main
6. The Middle Farms Trail in the Matty Matthiessen Wildlife Sanctuary This Sanctuary was named to acknowledge Erard A. Matthiessen, who was keenly interested in wildlife preservation.This trail is actually a network of interconnected pathways through a maritime grassland maintained by the Henry L. Ferguson Museum Land Trust.
5. Penni’s Path in the Matty Matthiessen Wildlife Sanctuary This trail is named for the late Penelope C. Sharp, a life-long seasonal resident of Fishers Island who served as the Museum’s president for 11 years (2003-2014). She was an accomplished botanist, an avid birder,
4. Betty Matthiessen Wildlife Sanctuary The Betty Matthiessen Wildlife Sanctuary was given to the Henry L. Ferguson Museum in memory of Elizabeth C. Matthiessen by her husband, Erard A. Matthiessen, and her son, Peter Matthiessen. This eight-acre peninsula, surrounded by the brackish