Description: Long Point Wildlife Refuge is a 632-acre property located on Martha's Vineyard, an island off the coast of the Cape Cod peninsula. Long Point is one of the largest publicly accessible properties on Martha's Vineyard and is part of an important sand barrens ecosystem that exists in patches from New Jersey to Maine. This ecosystem is home to many rare plants, including scrub oak shrublands, sandplain grasslands, coastal heathlands, and pitch pine barrens. In the early 20 th Century, wealthy seasonal residents purchased abandoned farms and established waterfowl hunting clubs. Later, as club membership decreased, three remaining members of the Tisbury Pond club gave Long Point to The Trustees.
Date: 1979 (Original acreage a gift of Frederick N. Blodgett, Carl J. Gilbert, and William B. Rogers. Additional land given by Arthur Hadley in 1990, Anthony Lewis and Margaret Marshall in 1993, and Richard and Barbara Campbell in 1999.)