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Fall on the Vineyard: A Photo Gallery

October 23, 2018

The sky fractures into a thousand clouds. Sunsets—earlier and earlier—explode on the horizon. Distant storms churn the surf on the South shore. Sheep grow wooly, squirrels are frantic, and a lone skunk slinks across North Road at twilight. Tenacious montauk daisies bloom brightly against the cold gray of stone walls. While a typical fall scene […]

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Take a Hike: 100 Trails on Martha’s Vineyard

October 17, 2018

Nature is not overrated. Whatever you do, don’t leave the Vineyard without a walk along one of dozens of trails that crisscross the Island. It’s true that the Vineyard doesn’t have mountains; so technically what we do on on the Island is walking, not hiking. But what we  lack in challenging terrain, we make up in […]

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Don’t Miss Tivoli Day, Saturday, September 15 in Oak Bluffs

September 13, 2018

  This weekend, Oak Bluffs celebrates the last beautiful days of summer with Tivoli Day, an open-air festival on Circuit Avenue that begins at 10 a.m. and runs through 6 p.m. With the street closed to traffic, the all-day block party fills the avenue with music, crafts, food, and lots of shopping opportunities. One of […]

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The Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby 2018

August 24, 2018

Every fall, Martha’s Vineyard is seized by fish fever as one of the East Coast’s best known saltwater fishing tournaments gets underway. Started in 1946 as a promotional event and run since 1987 by a non-profit organization composed largely of local fishermen, the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby attracts anglers from all over […]

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August 16-19: Come to The Fair!

August 13, 2018

Skillet toss! Shucking contest! Live music! The Midway! Fried dough, cotton candy, crafts, livestock shows and more (whew!) – as county fairs go, the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair clearly deserves its very own blue room! Though 2018 marks its 157th year, the Fair never gets old, offering something for everyone with an experience that binds […]

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Planning for the Big Week: The Fair, The Fireworks, and Grand Illumination, Starting August 15

August 9, 2018

In the third week of August the Island goes off the rails in the best possible way! Illumination Night, The West Tisbury Agricultural Fair and the Oak Bluffs Fireworks immerse the Island in a nearly week-long, back to back, explosion of summer entertainment. Whether, like many, you’ve planned your vacation around this week or whether […]

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What’s Free This Summer on Martha’s Vineyard

August 7, 2018

One of the biggest misconceptions about Martha’s Vineyard is that it takes a bundle to enjoy the Island. Not so, we say! Don’t let a light pocket keep you from coming over to the Vineyard for a visit. Besides the easily accessible sandy beaches lapped by crystalline clear water, the summer offers a serious selection […]

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Shopping Around the Island: MVOL’s Guide to Farm Stands

August 3, 2018

With an agricultural fair that’s 157 years old, a farmers’ market operating continuously for almost 45 years, a rich history of sheep farming — and more than three dozen farms currently growing food here on the Island — the Vineyard is an agricultural jewel. If you’re interested in good food, sustainability, conservation, and supporting local […]

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