Martha’s Vineyard Blog

When is the 50th Anniversary of the movie “Jaws”?

Cow Beach on Martha's Vineyard

Before we get to the “when”, let’s start with the “where”. The movie “Jaws” was almost entirely filmed on Martha’s Vineyard. A decision that certainly added to its authentic feel but also added, significantly, to its film schedule. A movie that should have been shot in 55 days was shot in a whopping 159 days. […]

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 […]

Secret Martha’s Vineyard – Little Beach

View of Little Beach and water behind in Edgartown

We love Martha’s Vineyard beaches and one of our favorite beaches on Martha’s Vineyard is Little Beach close to Edgartown. The beach is owned and managed by the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation and is an absolute gem. It’s a 20 acre property and the sandy spit that comprises Little Beach wraps around beautiful Eel Pond. You […]

Beach Road Weekend 2023 – Martha’s Vineyard

Vineyard Haven burst into sound for the annual Beach Road Weekend music festival with locals and visitors gathering to enjoy 3 days of outdoor music from an array of top musical performers. This wonderful Martha’s Vineyard end of summer event is a celebration of music and a fitting way to end the peak summer season. […]

Birdseye View at Nobnocket

Downy woodpecker at feeder

Bird watching on Martha’s Vineyard is a delight with a myriad of seasonal visitors and year round birds. Shore birds run the gamut from gannets, terns, ducks and herons to sandpipers, yellowlegs and plovers. Red tailed hawks, ospreys, coopers hawks, falcons and owls are plentiful as are warblers, finches and woodpeckers. The almost 2 acres […]

Experiencing Luxury on your Martha’s Vineyard Getaway

Outdoor Dining at Garde East

Discover the epitome of luxury travel on Martha’s Vineyard. Explore the best things to do on this picturesque New England island, from indulging in exquisite accommodations at Winnetu Resort, Harbor View Hotel, and Nobnocket Boutique Inn to savoring culinary delights at Garde East, Outermost Inn, Sweet Life Café and Détente. Don’t miss the opportunity to […]

Juneteenth Celebrations on Martha’s Vineyard

The Juneteenth Holiday weekend begins Friday June 16th and Martha’s Vineyard will be the place to be for celebrations. Juneteenth is a Holiday weekend in remembrance of the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans. The name is a combination of “June” and “nineteen” to commemorate 19th June 1865 when slaves were proclaimed free in Texas. Martha’s Vineyard […]

Martha’s Vineyard Live Music – Offshore Ale Company

Dave Willis Band playing

Since changing ownership in October 2021 to Bill & Susan Honeycutt the Offshore Ale Company has been updated and has quickly established itself as the place to head for live music, good food and the best beer on Martha’s Vineyard. The brewpub has long been the place for beer lovers, where brew master Neil Atkins […]

Hiking Martha’s Vineyard – Cranberry Acres

View of pond

If you’re looking for an easy, short and picturesque hike on Martha’s Vineyard then look no further. Head into Vineyard Haven and weave your way up Lambert’s Cove Road (direction “Up-Island”). In about a mile on the left hand side you will see a sign for the Wakeman Center. The Wakeman Center is the home […]

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 […]