Tag Archives: Vineyard Haven

The Best Town On Martha’s Vineyard

East Beach

You are on the verge of taking the plunge and booking your Martha’s Vineyard vacation (of course booking your Martha’s Vineyard Hotel via the Martha’s Vineyard Lodging Association because then you book direct with the property and avoid commissions and surprise OTA fees!) but a pesky  question is nagging at the back of your head […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Christmas on Martha’s Vineyard – Things To Do

Christmas Vineyard Haven Main Street

Christmas on Martha’s Vineyard is a magical time to visit with plenty of festive activities to get and keep you in the Holiday spirit. Here are the top things to do for Christmas on Martha’s Vineyard “Tis The Season” Vineyard Haven. The street light display creates a twinkling wonderland and the snow machine on weekend evenings […]

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 […]

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

Nobnocket Logo

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 […]