Tag Archives: Vineyard Haven

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 […]

Martha’s Vineyard Summer Music Event – Beach Road Weekend Music Festival

Wilco On Stage

Beach Road Weekend has become the must-attend summer event on Martha’s Vineyard. The three day outdoor music festival takes place in Vineyard Haven at the end of August and is the perfect end to a Martha’s Vineyard summer. This year’s event  was a barnstorming success bringing islanders and visitors together to enjoy three days of […]

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 […]