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Experience Martha’s Vineyard – Oyster Farm Tour

Martha's Vineyard Oysters

Jonathan Swift once declared, “He was a bold man that first ate an oyster”, so we should raise a glass to that bold (and probably ravenous) man who discovered the joyous taste of the oyster. A vacation to Martha’s Vineyard provides opportunity for the (over)eating of these aesthetically challenged mollusks farmed right here on the […]

Where To Shop On Martha’s Vineyard – Vineyard Haven

Bookstore Martha's Vineyard

Shopping on Martha’s Vineyard is to be whisked back in time to when store hopping meant wandering a Main Street filled with small, independently owned businesses specializing in their chosen product. The Vineyard has long fought to keep chain businesses (be they stores, hotels, coffee shops etc.) and box stores off the island in order […]

Running On Martha’s Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Running

Whatever caliber of runner, jogger or walker you may be the views on the road can make the foot thumping journey easier on the sole. So if you take your exercise on foot on Martha’s Vineyard you know how lucky you are as you drink in the stunning vistas that may greet you at any […]

Top 5 Hikes on Martha’s Vineyard Part 5 – Great Rock Bight Preserve

Great Rock Bight Beach

One of the most popular hikes on Martha’s Vineyard is the trail at Great Rock Bight Preserve in Chilmark. Located off North Road just passed the old gas pump heading west, this Land Bank property is a great hike at any time of year. In my case I set out to explore it on a […]

Top 5 Hikes on Martha’s Vineyard Part 4 – Caroline Tuthill Preserve

Caroline Tuthill Preserve

This expansive preserve in Edgartown makes the Best Martha’s Vineyard Hiking list for not one but two reasons.  First and foremost great hiking. The Caroline Tuthill Preserve covers a whopping 150 acres and provides beautifully manicured (well this is Edgartown darling) trails through woodland, salt marsh, wetlands and open meadow. If you cover all the […]

Best Sailing Charter On Martha’s Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Sailing

If a Martha’s Vineyard vacation is on your bucket list then it would seem natural that part of that New England getaway would be a sailing trip. Coming to Martha’s Vineyard and not getting out on the water would be a wee bit missing the point; like going to Burger King and not getting any […]

Top 5 Hikes on Martha’s Vineyard Part 2 – Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary

Cedar Tree Neck Pond

There could not be a more apt word to describe this serene spot than “Sanctuary”. It is the epitomy of a peaceful and idyllic escape, and provides an experience that is the essence of the beauty of Martha’s Vineyard. The 300 acre Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary is located on the north shore of Martha’s Vineyard […]

Things To Do On Martha’s Vineyard – Island Alpaca

Martha's Vineyard Alpaca

Ok so you’re heading off on your Martha’s Vineyard vacation and you’re mentally ticking off the things to do on Martha’s Vineyard; beach, sailing, hiking, celeb-spotting, over-eating, alpaca stroking, biking, kayaking…  woah! back right up there. “Alpaca stroking”??? Where in the name of all that’s fabulous did that come from? Last time I looked there […]

Top 5 Hikes on Martha’s Vineyard Part 1 – Menemsha Hills

Martha's Vineyard Hiking

Top 5 Hikes on Martha’s Vineyard I will start with a get-out clause and state for the record that this is an inherently subjective list and it would have been very easy to meander off the path and make this a “20 great hikes on Martha’s Vineyard” list. There is no shortage of awesome trails […]

Film Festivals On Martha’s Vineyard Take Place Year Round

Film Festival Martha's Vineyard

Reasons to vacation on Martha’s Vineyard are plentiful; breathtaking  beaches, surfing, kayaking the inland ponds, sailing Vineyard Sound, historic lighthouses, doing the “Jaws” tour, (over)indulging at one of the many farm-to-table restaurants, celebrity spotting or simply enjoying one of the best places to stay in New England. But one reason to visit Martha’s Vineyard that […]