Traveling from West Chop to Katama without a car? You could hitchhike. But why not just hike it instead?

On Saturday, June 2, the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank will celebrate National Trails Day with its annual cross-Island hike, a chance to explore the Island’s many trails and earn some bragging rights in the process.

This year’s walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at Wilfrid’s Ponds Preserve in Vineyard Haven and wraps up at 4 p.m. at Katama Point Preserve in Edgartown, stopping at the Lagoon Pond, Pennywise Preserve and Morning Glory Farm area in between. The course is a total of 18.2 miles — but don’t worry, those lacking motivation, or suffering from blisters, can hop on and off at set points. The full itinerary and schedule can be seen at

Participants are responsible for their own food and water needs, so wear sturdy boots and pack sunscreen (or rain gear), insect repellent and goodies.