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Martha's Vineyard Activities

Martha’s Vineyard Activities


Martha's Vineyard activitiesMartha’s Vineyard is justly famous for its beautiful beaches, but there’s so much more to do!

Boating and other watersports, camps, classes, horseback riding and  fitness training are just a few of the many activities that are available on Martha’s Vineyard. Whether your idea of fun is swimming, golf, hiking, tennis, kayaking, doing yoga or windsurfing on the waters of Nantucket Sound, Martha’s Vineyard provides you with the opportunity to pursue your passion.

And there’s more going on indoors: explore history at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, take a culinary class that features produce from Island farms, try pottery-making and woodcarving,  hone your writing skills, tour a lighthouse, watch art glass being created by Island artisan. Whatever your age, whatever your interest, Martha’s Vineyard offers you the opportunity to enjoy each day here to the fullest.

For more insider tips before you travel, order the Martha’s Vineyard Island Guide, updated annually with dozens of ways to enjoy your vacation.

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Featured Articles

Martha’s Vineyard on $50 (& Change) a Day

Short on time and money?  A 1-day, $50-ish vacation to Martha’s Vineyard may be just what you need!  To create a level playing field, we’ll start the day in Woods Hole in time for the 10:45 am ferry. To board the boat you’ll have to part with $17 for a round trip ticket. Though that’s […]

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What’s Free this Summer on Martha’s Vineyard

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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Celebrating July 4th on Martha’s Vineyard

On Martha’s Vineyard for July 4th? Edgartown is the center for all the action — including the parade and the fireworks — so plan your schedule around a great day in town. Come early and check out the harbor from the vantage point of Memorial Wharf as boaters from all points gather to celebrate the […]

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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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MV in August: Fair, Fireworks and Grand Illumination

In the third week of August, the Island goes off the rails in the best possible way! Illumination Night, the 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 luck has landed you in […]

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Where to Play

If it’s not a beach day or you’re just in the mood for something a bit different, check out these great spots to picnic, watch the passing parade or play.

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Martha’s Vineyard Celebrates July 4th in Edgartown

Fireworks and an annual July 4th parade make Edgartown the holiday’s undisputed epicenter.  Trendy yet traditional, the town pulls out all the stops with an all American barbecue following the parade and leading up to the fire works.  After the show, stick around and celebrate with friends at Edgartown’s many popular bars and restaurants. . […]

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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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Summer Camps, Summer Fun

Discover something new, learn more about your favorite pastime, make new friends, enjoy the outdoors and more. Martha’s Vineyard summer camps help make summer time ‘funner’ time for kids of all ages

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