Ice House Pond

Ice House Pond Closed to Swimming

The popular swimming hole is closed for the 2020 season. Hiking trails remain open.

Ice House Pond Reopens

Ice House was reopened to swimming at 10:30 Friday morning after test results from a Thursday sample showed that levels were safe, land bank officials confirmed.

Land Bank Extends Water Testing at Ice House Pond

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank will continue water testing in Ice House Pond this fall following a summer of off-and-on swimming closures.

Ice House Pond Reopens Again

Ice House Pond reopened to swimming Thursday morning after being closed for a second time this summer due to high bacteria counts.

Ice House Pond Closed Again Due to High Bacteria Count

Water samples taken Monday morning of the freshwater swimming hole in West Tisbury tested above the state limit for enterococci.

Ice House Pond Reopens to Swimmers

The popular freshwater swimming hole in West Tisbury reopened Tuesday morning after being closed due to high bacteria counts.

Managing Ice House Pond Proves Balancing Act for Land Bank

A revised plan for Manaquayak Preserve in West Tisbury highlights the sometimes tricky role of the land bank in managing ecologically sensitive properties.

Land Bank Expands Ice House Pond Property

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank will expand its holdings around Ice House Pond in West Tisbury with the purchase of 22 acres off Lambert’s Cove Road. The seller is FOCUS, a Christian fellowship group with a campus nearby. The land bank paid $2.3 million.