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Martha's Vineyard Activities

Martha’s Vineyard Activities

Martha's Vineyard activities Martha’s Vineyard offers so much more than the beautiful beaches we are justly famous for! Whether you are planning to visit in the summer or at anytime throughout the rest of the year Martha’s Vineyard offers many activities to beguile the hours you spend on its shores.  For example, years before it attained its current level of popularity Martha’s Vineyard was already a much sought destination: Late in the 1800s visitors seeking a summer retreat that coupled a religious atmosphere and relaxing get-away came and created the tent city that eventually morphed into the Gingerbread Cottages that are among Oak Bluff’s most popular visitor destinations today. The Campground’s end of season Illumination Night is till one the Island’s most popular annual events. As the twentieth century dawned other groups, including writers artists and members of the Harlem Renaissance flocked to Martha’s Vineyard, giving it its reputation as the creative mecca it still enjoys today

Today as in years past, boating and other watersports, camps, classes, horseback riding, fitness training and more are just a few of the many activities that are available on Martha’s Vineyard. Whether your idea of a fun activity is stretching out on the beach, a yoga mat or stretching your limits as you windsurf the waters of Nantucket Sound, Martha’s Vineyard provides you with the opportunity to pursue your passion.   And there’s more going on  indoors: take a culinary class that relies on local farms for its raw materials, explore woodcarving,  hone your writing skills, visit an Arboretum,  watch art glass being created by Island artisans…whatever your age, whatever your interest, Martha’s Vineyard offers you the opportunity to enjoy each day here to the fullest.

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Join Us in June on Martha’s Vineyard!

Just as in August many visitors aim to be on Island for the season’s trifecta of summer events – Illumination Night, The Agricultural Fair and Oak Bluffs fireworks – those on Island in mid-June find the vacation-gods gifting them with a prodigious lineup events, June 14 – 17, too. Here’s what to expect if you […]

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10 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day with Dad on Martha’s Vineyard

  Waking up on Martha’s Vineyard is probably already your dad’s ideal Father’s Day, but what will you plan for the rest of the day? Give your dad a Father’s Day he won’t forget!   4th Annual Car-B-Q Classic After treating your dad to a Father’s Day breakfast, head over to the Harbor View Hotel […]

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5 Days & 5 Ways to Celebrate July 4th on Martha’s Vineyard

Planning to be on Martha’s Vineyard for July 4th? The Island has all sorts of events and experiences leading up to the holiday that will enhance the fun and make America’s birthday a multi-day affair. 1) Celebrating with a backyard BBQ? Start your shopping at the West Tisbury Farmers’ Market on Saturday, June 30. Produce, pantry staples […]

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In Search of the Shark: Jaws on MV

Jaws fans! Follow Joey Sack around the Island as he reports on locations throughout Martha’s Vineyard that appear in this classic thriller! Included are these familiar locations: Gay Head Lighthouse in Aquinnah; the Chappy Ferry dock, Memorial Bridge at Joseph Sylvia State Beach, Edgartown National Bank and Edgartown Town Hall in Edgartown and the Oak […]

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Must Do Hiking Trails of Martha’s Vineyard

 Must Do Hiking Trails of Martha’s Vineyard     Trail Maps Priester’s Pond Waskosims Rock Cape Poge Menemsha Hills Rentals Bike Rental  Horse back Riding  Kayaking The natural beauty of Martha’s Vineyard has long encouraged both conservation and sustainable development.  In fact, mandates of several Island organizations, including the MV Landbank Commission and the Trustees of […]

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MV Street View: Island Cafes

Just now, before the seasonal pace picks up, take some time to enjoy the laid-back pleasure of  Martha’s Vineyard’s cafes and coffee houses.  Bring a book, your laptop or your current work in progress. Stake your claim to a window seat or more discreet table in the back.  Kick back a few espressos and get […]

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