Martha’s Vineyard Blog

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 […]

Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Award

The spacious sitting room at the Nobnocket with airy patio doors open wide

NOBNOCKET BOUTIQUE INN RECOGNIZED WITH CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2021 READERS’ CHOICE AWARD IN HOTELS CATEGORY Nobnocket Boutique Inn on Martha’s Vineyard Honored by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards The award-winning Martha’s Vineyard retreat with its acclaimed modern interior design recognized by Condé Nast as the #16 hotel in Northeast USA Martha’s Vineyard, MA […]

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 […]