Category Archives / Martha’s Vineyard

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 […]

Secret Martha’s Vineyard – Hillmans Point Preserve

Boardwalk to Hillmans Point

Martha’s Vineyard is a treasure trove of off the beaten track gems that can add some adventure to your island vacation. One great bit of local Martha’s Vineyard knowledge is a hidden location for kayakers to easily put their kayaks into Lake Tashmoo. Tucked away down a long dirt road on the western side of […]

Top Things To Do on Chappaquiddick

Cape Poge Wildlife Reserve

Chappaquiddick, or simply “Chappy” in the local vernacular, is an island (sometimes) at the eastern end of Martha’s Vineyard. It is connected to the rest of Martha’s Vineyard (sometimes) via the barrier beach at Norton Point. This barrier gets breached by the sea during big storms every 30 years or so and Chappy is then […]

Secret Martha’s Vineyard – Little Duarte’s Pond Preserve

Little Duartes Pond

One of the best ways to discover Martha’s Vineyard is setting out on one of the many Martha’s Vineyard hiking trails. Vineyard Haven is surrounded by conservation areas to protect its aquifer and provide green space around the town. The conservation areas provide wonderful opportunities for off-road biking and hiking through woodlands and pasture. These […]

Christmas on Martha’s Vineyard – Things To Do

Christmas Vineyard Haven Main Street

Christmas on Martha’s Vineyard is a magical time to visit with plenty of festive activities to get and keep you in the Holiday spirit. Here are the top things to do for Christmas on Martha’s Vineyard “Tis The Season” Vineyard Haven. The street light display creates a twinkling wonderland and the snow machine on weekend evenings […]

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 […]

Top 6 Things To Do On Martha’s Vineyard When It’s Raining

Martha's Vineyard Beach

On Martha’s Vineyard you can be certain of three things; the Sisyphean task of waiting in line at the Post Office, that prices at Cronig’s will continue to defy gravity and that occasionally it is going to rain. So what do you do when it’s raining on Martha’s Vineyard? Well now that you ask there […]

Best Hotels on Martha’s Vineyard

MV Chic Retreat

Hotels and inns on Martha’s Vineyard all have something different to offer and have their own individual styles, from classic inns to chic retreats and from couple’s getaways to family resorts.  So it’s worth taking the time to research carefully to make sure that your trip and the place you’ll be laying your head for […]