Tag Archives: Martha’s Vineyard

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 – 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 […]

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 – Pecoy Point Preserve

Bike at Pecoy Point

Here is another of the Nobnocket’s Insider Tips to Martha’s Vineyard, a truly beautiful hidden treasure that is easily reachable by bike from Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs, provided you know where to go. Like many hikes and preserves on the Vineyard getting to Pecoy Point Preserve isn’t sign-posted until you actually arrive – not […]

Outdoor Activities – Visit The Elizabeth Islands With Island Girl Excursions

Back Of Motor Boat in Elizabeth Islands

The Elizabeth Islands are a hidden treasure that are missed by most people who visit Martha’s Vineyard. They are a chain of pristine, small islands that sit off the north coast of Martha’s Vineyard and separate it from Buzzard’s Bay. In total there are thirteen islands in the chain, the main ones being Naushon, Nonamesset, […]

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 […]