Martha’s Vineyard Blog

Martha’s Vineyard and COVID-19

Martha's Vineyard Beach

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is asking us all to take the necessary steps to stop the spread of COVID-19 and thereby save lives. He has issued a stay-at-home advisory through 4th May and ordered all non-essential businesses to remain close until that date. Hotels, inns, B&Bs, AirBnB and rentals are considered non-essential and will be […]

Best Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend On Martha’s Vineyard

Felix Neck Swan

Memorial Day Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard signals the start of summer and there is plenty to do on the island with businesses and restaurants open for the season. Here are the Top 10 of the Best Things to do on Martha’s Vineyard this Memorial Day Weekend: Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival One of several annual […]

Is There A Brewery On Martha’s Vineyard?

Beer with Vineyard Haven Harbor in Background

There are many reasons to vacation on Martha’s Vineyard but craft beer is maybe not the first thing that springs to mind. So have I got some good news for you! Martha’s Vineyard is home to not one but two breweries and also a spiritual home to a third. Plenty of opportunities to give the […]

Martha’s Vineyard Bird Watching – 2019 Christmas Bird Count

Purple Sandpiper on Rock

Martha’s Vineyard birding is a year round pursuit with the island playing permanent home to a vast array of sea birds, woodland birds, raptors, ground-nesting birds and song birds. To add to this the island sees seasonal summer and winter visitors, those stopping by for a short rest en route on their Spring or Winter […]

Top 10 Experiences on Martha’s Vineyard

Top 10 Martha’s Vineyard experiences: Sailing Charter Oyster Farm Tour Cape Poge Lighthouse Tour Hike Martha’s Vineyard north shore Kayaking the Great Ponds Martha’s Vineyard Museum Black Dog Tall Ships Farm-stand Tour Bird-watching Beach Road Weekend Music Festival Sailing Charter The quintessential Martha’s Vineyard vacation experience is to put on your boating shoes, grab a […]

Secret Martha’s Vineyard – Ice House Pond

Jetty at Ice House Pond

Some of the most breathtakingly beautiful and authentically Martha’s Vineyard spots on this island are also some of the most difficult to get to. That all, of course, helps in keeping them true local experiences. One such place is serene Ice House Pond (formerly Old House Pond) in West Tisbury. This is a deep glacial […]

What’s in a name “Nobnocket” – a Martha’s Vineyard story (including a James Taylor bit)

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For almost 5000 years before Europeans set their Gucci-clad feet on Martha’s Vineyard, it was home to the Wampanoags (earlier called the Pokanokets), a Native American sub-tribe belonging to the large Algonquin tribe of north-east America. The Wampanoags called the island Noepe, which simply means “dry land amidst waters” – a perfect description for the […]

Vineyard Haven – Martha’s Vineyard Music Festival

Musician on stage Beach Road Weekend

The inaugural Martha’s Vineyard Summer Music Festival, “Beach Road Weekend”, took place this past weekend in Vineyard Haven with magical music, cheering crowds, sunny skies, vineyard vibes and rave reviews. Martha’s Vineyard has a rich heritage of music and musicians so it’s fitting that it now is home to a big draw 3-day outdoor music […]

Sustainable Travel on Martha’s Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Oyster being shucked

Martha’s Vineyard has a fragile ecosystem that includes grasslands, sand barrens, freshwater ponds, wetlands, salt ponds, brooks, forests, beaches, moraines and meadows. Like most islanders we try to do our bit to preserve and conserve this unique environment and the bird-life, flora and fauna that it supports and we are happy to help visitors learn […]

When is Restaurant Week on Martha’s Vineyard?

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Martha’s Vineyard Restaurant Week returns to the island June 2nd thru June 6th. Most people when asked for an iconic image of Martha’s Vineyard will reliably reply with beaches, yachts, lighthouses, oysters or something similarly water connected. Though Martha’s Vineyard is undoubtedly a leading summer New England destination for all these activities it surprises some […]