Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Roth Woodlands lies in Chilmark on the south side of North Road. The 26 acres have frontage of 1,320 feet along North Road with markers at each end. Upstream from the pond are wetlands, the headwaters of the Old Mill Brook. A driveway along the eastern boundary allows a walker to see this side of the Woodlands in interesting profile. On contiguous land, Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation holds conservation restrictions on another 80 acres. During the spring and fall migrations this is one of the best places to observe warblers and birds which inhabit marshlands.
Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation is collaborating with neighboring landowners and colleague conservation organizations to create an interconnected Mill Brook Trail system, of which the trail on Roth Woodlands will be an integral part. Sheriff’s Meadow is also trying to restore the Mill Brook on this land by replacing the existing, undersized, improperly located corrugated pipes beneath Old Farm Road with a properly designed concrete box culvert that allows for the stream to flow and provides safe passage for fish and wildlife.
Park along the North Road. Entrance is about 4 miles from the Menemsha Crossroads or about 1-1/2 mile from the West Tisbury end of North Road.