Category Archives / Martha’s Vineyard

Gannon & Benjamin – Sail on Charlotte

Schooner Charlotte

Nat Benjamin & Ross Gannon met in the 1970’s on Martha’s Vineyard and opened up the fabled Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway in the 1980’s. Their business is one of the few remaining wooden boat builders in the US and Vineyard Haven is proud to be their home. Vineyard Haven is one of the few […]

Martha’s Vineyard Summer Music Event – Beach Road Weekend Music Festival

Wilco On Stage

Beach Road Weekend has become the must-attend summer event on Martha’s Vineyard. The three day outdoor music festival takes place in Vineyard Haven at the end of August and is the perfect end to a Martha’s Vineyard summer. This year’s event  was a barnstorming success bringing islanders and visitors together to enjoy three days of […]

Martha’s Vineyard Castle – Weahtaqua Springs Preserve

Oak Bluffs Waterworks MV Castle

At the top of Lagoon Pond the MV Land Bank in 1999 successfully, after a wait of many years, created a conservation preserve area that helps to protect the aquifer and island drinking water. The conservation preserve at Weahtaqua Springs is a secluded spot that provides a lookout point across the head of Lagoon Pond. […]

The Best Town On Martha’s Vineyard

East Beach

You are on the verge of taking the plunge and booking your Martha’s Vineyard vacation (of course booking your Martha’s Vineyard Hotel via the Martha’s Vineyard Lodging Association because then you book direct with the property and avoid commissions and surprise OTA fees!) but a pesky  question is nagging at the back of your head […]

Where Is The Best Art Gallery On Martha’s Vineyard

Featherstone Art Gallery Interior

Stand on any of the Martha’s Vineyard Main Streets and throw a paint brush and you’re pretty likely to hit a Martha’s Vineyard Art Gallery (disclaimer: we do not in any way suggest or condone the throwing of paint brushes or indeed any other art supplies). Yes, the island has many art galleries, not least […]

Secret Martha’s Vineyard – Biking Tisbury Meadow Preserve

Tisbury Meadows Trail Head Sign

Tisbury Meadow Preserve in Vineyard Haven is a wonderfully pristine “Down-Island” hiking trail that is hidden in plain sight. It is an 84 acre MV Land Bank property with a trail head located directly on State Road between the “Down-Island” turning on to Lambert’s Cove Road and the Scottish Bakehouse  (on the left hand side […]

Restaurants Open In Winter On Martha’s Vineyard

Picnic Basket Contents

With each year the season on Martha’s Vineyard slowly stretches further at each end into the Winter months. With this increase in canny people discovering that the off-season is also a beautiful (and so less busy!) time of year to visit the island the question keeps arising from our guests on where to eat on […]

Martha’s Vineyard Oyster Fest

Martha's Vineyard Oyster being shucked

The recent emergence of the oyster farming industry on Martha’s Vineyard can be traced back to the Martha’s Vineyard Private Aquaculture Initiative in 1995. With this money and the work of fishermen like Jack Blake, who developed the floating shellfish hatchery/nursery, there has been a solid growth in the number of farms across the island. […]

Martha’s Vineyard Seafood Restaurant

Lobster Taco

The biggest question our arriving guests ask us, well right after “where’s the nearest beach?”  and “what does Nobnocket mean?” is “can you recommend a seafood restaurant?” Sure Martha’s Vineyard has a couple of truly awesome seafood markets; Net Result, Larsen’s, The Fish House and Menemsha Fish Market but astonishingly no actual seafood restaurant. Thanks […]

Martha’s Vineyard Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Paddleboarders

A great Martha’s Vineyard experience for your next Martha’s Vineyard vacation is Stand-Up paddle boarding (SUP) so I was duty bound to dive in head first, or not, and try it out for you. This day out on one of Martha’s Vineyard most beautiful water features did happen and no stunt doubles were used at […]