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Martha’s Vineyard Christmas Tree Tradition

Martha's Vineyard Christmas

Since the 1950’s it has been a holiday tradition for many Martha’s Vineyard locals to purchase their Christmas trees from a somewhat surprising source. They head out with family in tow to select the perfect tree not from a nursery, store or garden center but instead to get a “Legion Pumper” Christmas tree from Tisbury […]

Best Events On Martha’s Vineyard

Oak Bluffs Fireworks

Given the beauty of its beaches, ponds, woodlands, farms and trails, the unbeatable locations for sailing, golfing, fishing, kayaking and kite-boarding, and the world-class restaurants and food-to-table menus, you do not need an excuse to come and vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. However, should you be that type of person who needs a reason to go […]

Summer Events on Martha’s Vineyard – “First Friday” in Vineyard Haven

First Friday VH

Summer on Martha’s Vineyard provides plenty of opportunities to get your culture fix. The island is home to an abundance of gifted artists, musicians, authors and artisans, who can be seen at local galleries, their studios, the Artisans’ Fair and many local events. One of the great island events that plays host to many of […]

Where To Shop On Martha’s Vineyard – Edgartown

Edgartown Shopping

A must do on any vacation on Martha’s Vineyard is a stroll down picturesque Main Street in Edgartown. It epitomizes a text book New England village Main Street that could have graced a Norman Rockwell print. Everything is pristine and immaculately manicured, not unlike my good self.  For this reason it is hardly surprising that […]

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 […]

Is There a Vineyard on Martha’s Vineyard?

Martha’s Vineyard was so named by Bartholomew Gosnold back in the 1600’s because of the large number of wild vines that he found on the island. Clearly not an avid wine drinker himself he was unaware of the centuries of confusion that he was letting loose on the visitors and tourists to the island. The […]

Birding on Martha’s Vineyard – 2016 Annual Bird Count

Martha's Vineyard Birdwatching

I was thrilled to be invited this week to take part in the 2016 annual Martha’s Vineyard Christmas bird count. A true “Live Like a Local” experience and a marvelous opportunity for a bird lover given the incredible diversity of birds that call Martha’s Vineyard their winter abode. This Christmas time event is part of […]

Martha’s Vineyard Insider Tips – Off The Beaten Track Vacation

Owning a Martha’s Vineyard Inn has given us the wonderful opportunity to explore this New England vacation spot and discover the hidden gems which only the locals know about. Here are some of our tips for you next getaway to Martha’s Vineyard: Beaches after mid-Sept Many of Martha’s Vineyard’s pristine beaches are open and accessible […]