Getting there: There is a bike rack at the Preserve entrance on the west side of Main Street, about 1 1/4 miles from Vineyard Haven as you head towards West Chop. A small parking lot accommodating two or three cars is located at the Franklin Street entrance. From downtown Vineyard Haven, head towards West Chop on Main Street. After about a quarter mile, turn left onto Greenwood Street which is immediately after the Vineyard Haven Public Library, and continue about 1/16 mile to a stop sign at the intersection with Franklin Street. Turn right on Franklin Street; the parking area is about three-quarters of a mile on the right hand side, down a narrow dirt road marked by a West Chop Woods sign.

Find out more at www.sheriffsmeadow.org.