Tag Archives: Martha’s Vineyard

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 […]

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 […]

Martha’s Vineyard Designs – Sylvie Bags

Sylvie Bags

Martha’s Vineyard is justly famous for its abundance of artists, artisans, musicians, authors and designers. These independent craftsmen and women create some of the most amazing and sought after art and products in New England. Vineyard Haven is the heart of the Martha’s Vineyard local shopping scene and on Main Street one of our favorite […]

Secret Martha’s Vineyard – Duarte’s Ponds and Blackwater Pond

Duarte's Pond

Even at summer’s height in balmy (barmy?) August on your Martha’s Vineyard vacation it is still possible to find an escape from the heaving hordes and the ensuing relentless cacophony. That magical place of calm is the MV Land Bank property that connects the ponds of Duarte’s and Blackwater. Hidden away off Lambert’s Cove Road, […]

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 […]

Secret Martha’s Vineyard – Phillips Preserve Hike

Martha's Vineyard Hikes

It would take a lifetime of Martha’s Vineyard vacations to discover all the hidden spots and secret places that are tucked away on the island. That’s one of the reasons that we are always encouraging our guests at the inn to keep returning! It’s also why I’m going to dedicate some blogs to insider tips […]