Just as your sugar rush begins to kick in, you’ll be ready to face the seven mile ride to the quaint village of ‘Sconset where you can wander down the Bluff Walk trail, continue riding down to the iconic Sankaty Head Lighthouse, or soak up the sun at Sconset Beach (pictured above). Once your afternoon hunger kicks in again, head west across the island for about 11 miles on Milestone Road to Cisco Brewery. While the 11 mile bike ride might sound daunting, it is well worth the trek to indulge in some local beer, wine, and cider, live music, and gourmet food trucks (think lobster rolls).
If you’re feeling recovered and ambitious post-lunch, you can continue riding out 6.5 miles to Madaket Beach to get a glimpse of the western side of the island. Rolling up to Madaket truly feels like you’ve come upon the end of the world and offers a spectacular sunset over the ocean that is unmatched by any sunset I’ve ever experienced. The local favorite Millie’s Restaurant is also steps away and serves baja-style dishes like fresh fish tacos. However, if the ride to Madaket feels like too much after a long day of cycling, Steps Beach is another beautiful and often quieter beach three miles away from Cisco Brewery. The large rolling dunes make it my favorite beach on the island by far and nearby Galley Beach is another great dinner spot to watch the sunset with a glass of wine.
Since there’s always room for dessert (especially on vacation), end your journey with a quick ride (less than a mile!) down to Juice Bar in downtown Nantucket to end the day with a scoop or two of ice cream. The lines there can get lengthy in peak summer time, so by the time you’ll get to the counter you might even be hungry again!
I’m thrilled to be returning for another year as a 2017 Schwinn Ambassador! For the past four years, I have documented my adventures as a rookie or “tyro” to big city life in Boston and my journey through college along the way. My blog is my creative outlet and personal happy place where I share everything from my travels along the Eastern Seaboard to collegiate life in Boston, my love of fashion, and anything else that inspires me along the way! As I finish up my last semester of college this spring, I’m excited to see what new adventures lie ahead later this year. It’s sure to be a wild ride!