Category Archives / Sightseeing

Where on Martha’s Vineyard Was Jaws Filmed?

Jaws Filmed on Martha's Vineyard

In 1974 a 27 year old Steven Spielberg arrived with his film crew on Martha’s Vineyard to film “Jaws”. The young film-maker had decided that rather than going the film studio’s preferred route of filming water scenes in water tanks he would film his adaptation of Peter Benchley’s shark novel in the ocean. The location […]

Top 5 Hikes on Martha’s Vineyard Part 4 – 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 […]

Top 5 Hikes on Martha’s Vineyard Part 3 – Felix Neck Sanctuary

Hiking Martha's Vineyard

Felix Neck Sanctuary is a popular Martha’s Vineyard hiking area that offers 4 miles of winding trails that criss-cross 194 acres of pristine conservation land. The trails are wide and not challenging so a great place to head for a dose of nature on your Martha’s Vineyard vacation. The conservation land runs along the long […]

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 […]

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 […]

Where To Find the “Gingerbread Houses” on Martha’s Vineyard

Gingerbread House

Here at our Martha’s Vineyard boutique inn we love to help guests with planning their vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. One of the questions we’re routinely asked is “Where are the gingerbread houses?” They’re located a short drive or bike ride from the inn in neighboring Oak Bluffs. They are set back one block behind the […]