Sears Island is one of the largest undeveloped islands on the Eastern Seaboard. Rich in wild beauty, Sears Island serves as a peaceful getaway from today’s hectic society. The island offers easy access by causeway with parking, miles of shoreline to explore, wildlife watching, abundant botanical and geological features, and historic sites. Clams may be harvested on the island by those who obtain recreational licenses at Town Hall. Thousands of juvenile clams are “seeded” in protected plots in the spring as part of a project begun in 2003 to increase the clam population.
Recreation changes with the seasons, allowing for a wide variety of activities, including: bird watching, walking, trail running, kayaking, swimming, biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Guided nature walks are routinely offered each summer, which are always free and open to all.
Please Note: Metal detectors may only be used on beaches.
NATURE ON THE ISLAND
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JOIN OUR CITIZEN SCIENCE INITIATIVE!
Help us complete our understanding of the island’s biodiversity. It is vital to know what is there, in order to be aware of potential losses and degradation. You can report invasive plants, species you’ve seen, on our website or by joining our biodiversity project on Inaturalist, “Animals and Plants of Sears Island.”
- Click here to download a brief iNaturalist reporting tutorial.
- Click here to download Become a Citizen Scientist on Sears Island
If you are interested in doing more with scientific monitoring on Sears Island, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.