Running along Milestone Road, one heads east toward Siasconset. Siasconset was developed in the late 1800's to be a beach resort town. Many famous actors of that time visited 'Sconset (the local's name for the town) including Henry David Thoreau in 1854. On the Milestone Bike Path is the site known as the "Serengeti". It has a landscape of mixed vegetation of about 400 acres and is conservation land. It resembles the African Serengeti and even has animal cut outs set up to make visitors laugh. To ride from town into 'Sconset is about 6 miles one way. One will also pass the large cranberry bog and see in the distance Sankaty Head Lighthouse.
|Center of 'Sconset|
Most however come to see the 'Sconset Bluff Walk, a scenic walk past the backyards of the homes on the left and the ocean below off the bluff to the right. In the summer when the flowers and roses are in bloom, it is a gem not to be missed.
|Oldest 'Sconset Cottage|
Finally the Sankaty Head Lighthouse built in 1850, which from the Wampanoag word means "Cool Hill", has a red and white stripe and nestles along the Sankaty Head Golf Course.
Siasconset is a charming town not to be missed in the summer. It's a favorite among locals and tourists alike.
|Sankaty Head Lighthouse|