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CALENDARofEVENTS JANUARY • Polar Plunge FEBRUARY • 20 Miler Road Race MARCH • TheMartha’s Vineyard FilmFestival APRIL • LGBTQ+ Film Festival • Shearing Day MAY • Environmental Film Festival • Pink & Green Weekend • Tour of the Vineyard Bicycle Race • Memorial Day 5KRoad Race • Vineyard Artisan Memorial Day Festival JUNE thru OCTOBER • Oak Bluffs Open Market • First Friday Vineyard Haven • Polly Hill Arboretum Tours • Nature Tours byThe Trustees • West Tisbury Farmers Market • Vineyard Artisan Festivals • Chilmark Flea Market • Gingerbread Cottage Tours • Featherstone Flea Market • Chamber Music Society Summer Series JUNE • A Taste of the Vineyard Gourmet Stroll • Oak Bluffs Harbor Festival • Mid Summer Faerie Festival • Film & Music Festival JULY • Vineyard Cup Regatta • The Fabulists Theatre for Children • 4th of July Parade & Fireworks • Tisbury Street Fair • Edgartown Regatta • African American Cultural Festival • PortugueseHolyGhost Feast • Lavender Festival • Possible Dreams Auction • Shakespeare in the Park • Island Theatre Workshops Family Theatre AUGUST • MVBook Festival • AfricanAmerican FilmFestival • Amity Island 5K • All-Island Art Show • Sandcastle&Sculpture Contest • Edgartown Yacht Club Races • Grand Illumination • Vineyard Fine Arts Show • Agricultural Fair • Oak Bluffs Fireworks • Chilmark Road Race • Opera at Featherstone 2 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Charlie Utz

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W hether you’re visiting the Island for the first time, are a regular, are coming for the day or a month there are many resources available to help you plan a perfect experience! GETTING HERE Because Martha’s Vineyard is an island, the first thing you need to do is figure out how you’re getting here. And you’ve got two choices: boat or plane, unless you plan on swimming. FERRY Year-round ferry service is provided 365 days by the Steamship Authority in Woods Hole (a charming little village in Cape Cod, MA), and they are the only ferry service that is equipped to bring vehicles over to the Island – so if you plan on having your car with you, you must reserve a space with the Steamship Authority well in advance of your trip, since there is only a limited number of cars that can come over on each ferry. Seasonal ferry service for passengers only is available from mid-May into the fall from Falmouth, Hyannis and New Bedford in Massachusetts; North Kingston, Rhode Island; New York City; and Northern New Jersey. See all Ferry Service Page 9. PLANE Cape Air flies year-round and direct between Boston’s Logan Airport and Martha’s Vineyard. Seasonal service is available from Hyannis and Nantucket Massachusetts; Providence, RI; Westchester, New York; and Washington D.C. Jet Blue, Delta, and American Airlines also offer seasonal service direct from JFK in New York. See all Air Travel Page 13. PRIVATE TRAVEL Looking for more exclusive travel options? Private car service is a great stress-free option to whisk you away to any of the ferry terminals on your own schedule (see page 15). Private boat charters can be booked with select Boat Charter Companies (Page 67). Private air travel can also be booked with several airline companies (Page 15). WHERE TO STAY Now that you know Max Bossman how you’re going to get here, your next step is to decide in which town to stay. Martha’s Vineyard has six small towns, each with their own distinctive personality, attractions, stories, and varieties of places to stay. The three port towns of Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs, and Edgartown are easily accessible and have concentrated town centers easy to explore on your own by foot. The three other towns are more rural and are located “Up Island,” and are perfect for those looking for an even quieter getaway. For more information on the towns, see page 22 and visit MVY.com/towns. The Island offers so many lovely overnight accommodations to choose from. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the choices, let one of our Reservation Services help (Page 6). For no charge to you, they’ll help you find a great place to stay! See all accomodations page 32. AROUND THE ISLAND If you’re not able to or don’t want to bring your car, no problem! Getting around the Island is made easy with our numerous car rental agencies, public bus system, bike rentals, and tours (Page 17). For fun activities to do while you’re here, see Play (recreation) Page 58, and On the Water Page 66. For more information on planning your trip, please visit MVY.com 2019 -20 Travel Guide 5 PLAN

David Welch CONCIERGE SERVICES Bidde Takk Travel PO Box 501 OB 617-774-7195 jill@biddetakktravel.com biddetakktravel.com M.V. Escapes Concierge PO Box 1213 OB 508-930-9839 carolbfurr@aol.com mvescapesconcierge.com My Vineyard Concierge & Events 455 State Road #185 VH 508-693-1706 jackie@myvineyardconcierge.com MyVineyardConcierge.com LUGGAGE STORAGE Dockside Inn 9 Circuit Avenue Ext. OB 508-693-2966 inns@vineyard.net vineyardinns.com Leave Your Baggage Behind! At least for the day! 6 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce 24 Beach Street, VH 508-693-0085 info@mvy.com mvy.com RESERVATION SERVICES Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket Reservations 31 North Summer St., 2nd Floor 2C, ED 800-649-5671 (MA only) 508-693-7200 mvnreservations@gmail.com marthasvineyardreservations.com VISITOR INFORMATION Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce 24 Beach Street, VH 508-693-0085 info@mvy.com mvy.com For More Information and Additional Listings Visit mvy.com Store your bags at the Chamber of Commerce Monday - Friday from 9am - 4:45pm $5 per bag 24 Beach Street Vineyard Haven 508.693.0085 MVY.com PLAN

Martha’s Vineyard Points of Interest by Towns EDGARTOWN (including Chappaquiddick) Edgartown, with its tall white 18th century captains’ houses and rambling roses intertwined on white picket fences, is the pinnacle of the wealthy whaling era. VINEYARD HAVEN Vineyard Haven lies in the township of Tisbury and is home to a beautiful working waterfront and year round harbor. ® The Martha’s Vineyard Museum 508-627-4441 ® Vineyard Haven Visitor Information Center located across from the Steamship Authority building ® Vineyard Haven Harbor Cultural District ® Owen Park on the Vineyard Haven Harbor ® William Street Historic District ® Shopping, Restaurants and Art Galleries on and around Main St. ® Chamber of Commerce Office, Beach St. 508-693-0085 mvy.com ® West Chop Lighthouse & Outlook (about 2 miles from downtown) ® Vineyard Playhouse 508-696-6300 ® Public Restrooms located in Stop & Shop Parking lot and in Steamship Authority Terminal CHILMARK (including Menemsha) Chilmark remains largely rural, with tree lined country roads, stone-wall bordered fields and sheep grazing in fields overlooking the ocean. ®Menemsha Fishing Village and Harbor ® The Tupelo Trees at Beetlebung Corner ® Public Restrooms are located at Menemsha Harbor WEST TISBURY West Tisbury, with its white church, general store, post office, old mill, farms and ponds is the quintessential New England village. ® Art Galleries & Glass Blowing Studio ® Polly Hill Arboretum 508-693-9462 ® Alley’s General Store ® Sculpture Garden ® Old Mill Pond ® Public Restrooms are located at the back of the Grange Hall. ® Edgartown Harbor and Memorial Wharf ® Mytoi Oriental Garden on Chappaquiddick 508-627-7689 ® Public Restrooms at the Church Street Visitors Center ® Church Street Visitor’s Center ® Shopping, Restaurants, and Art Galleries on and around Main Street ® The Vincent House Museum 508-627-4440 ® The Old Whaling Church 508-627-4440 ® The Dr. Daniel Fisher House 508-627-4440 ® The Edgartown Lighthouse (a few blocks from downtown) ® Oak Bluffs Visitors Center near the Flying Horses at Circuit Ave ® Oak Bluffs Harbor ® Alpaca Farm ® Ocean Park ® Gingerbread Cottages ® Cottage Museum & Shop 508-693-5042 ® Trinity Park and The Tabernacle (tours available 508-693-0525) ® Flying Horses Carousel 508-693-9481 ® East Chop Lighthouse (about 1 mile from downtown) 508-627-4441 ® Shops and Restaurants on and around Circuit Ave ® Featherstone Center for the Arts ® Arts District – Dukes County Ave. ® Public restrooms are located next to the SSA terminal; on Kennebec Ave. near the post office; on the harbor next to Our Market; and in the Dockside building along the harbor. AQUINNAH Aquinnah, the western most town on the Island, is home to the stunningly colorful clay cliffs that have attracted visitors for centuries. Aquinnah also remains the year round home to many of the Island’s native residents, the Wampanoag Native Americans. ® Gay Head Cliffs ® Gay Head Lighthouse ® Aquinnah Circle Cultural District ® Aquinnah Cultural Center 508-645-7900 ® Public Restrooms are located near the parking lot on the cliffs For more town information visit MVY.com/towns 2019 -20 Travel Guide OAK BLUFFS From the colorful Gingerbread cottages to the Flying Horses carousel and Ocean Park, Oak Bluffs offers a festive casual atmosphere and a little something for everyone! 7 PLAN

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Charlie Utz BY FERRY I Ferries to the Island sail from Woods Hole, Hyannis, Nantucket, New Bedford and Falmouth in Massachusetts; Quonset Point, Rhode Island, metro New York and Northern New Jersey. I The Steamship Authority Ferries from Woods Hole operate year round. Other ferries run seasonally. Please check schedules for current information. I The Steamship Authority is the only ferry that carries vehicles. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. All ferry companies provide parking. Year-Round Ferry - Automobiles and Passengers Steamship Authority (Woods Hole to Martha’s Vineyard) Reservations auto only: 508-477-8600 508-693-9130 TDD 508-540-1394 steamshipauthority.com See our ad Inside Front Cover. Seasonal Ferries - Passenger Only Falmouth Ferry Service (Falmouth to Martha’s Vineyard) Memorial Wharf, Edgartown 508-548-9400 falmouthedgartownferry.com continued on page 13 Distance by Car to Woods Hole, Massachusetts FROM Boston Providence MILES 80 75 Portsmouth, NH 135 New Haven Hartford New York City 250 Albany, NY Martha’s Vineyard Philadelphia Washington 212 348 484 2019 -20 Travel Guide 9 175 160 GET HERE

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Charlie Utz Seasonal Ferries - Passenger Only continued Hy-Line (Hyannis to Martha’s Vineyard) Reservations: 800-492-8082 508-693-0112 Information: 508-778-2600 hylinecruises.com See our ad on page 10. Island Queen (Falmouth to Martha’s Vineyard) 508-548-4800 info@islandqueen.com islandqueen.com See our ad on back cover Martha’s Vineyard Fast Ferry (Quonset Point, RI to Martha’s Vineyard) Reservation Information: 401-295-4040 info@vineyardfastferry.com vineyardfastferry.com See our ad on page 11. Seastreak LLC (New York City to Martha’s Vineyard & New Bedford to Martha’s Vineyard) 2 First Ave, Atlantic Highland, NJ - 800-262-8743 49 State Pier, New Bedford MA - 800-262-8743 contact@seastreak.com seastreak.com See our ad on page 12. I All ferry companies provide parking for automobiles left on the mainland. Cape Air Ferry Schedules Vineyard Ferries MV: findyourferry@gmail.com vineyardferries.com BY BUS TO THE FERRIES Bus service to Woods Hole is provided from Boston and from New York (stopping in Providence) daily, year round. Call Peter Pan Bus Line at: 800-343-9999, or peterpanbus.com Charter services are also available, and the airport has facilities for private planes. Martha’s Vineyard Airport is at the center of the Island. Taxis and cars can be hired at the terminal. continued on page 15 BY TRAIN The ferry from Quonset Point, RI, provides shuttle service to and from the Amtrak station in Kingston, RI. BY PLANE There is year-round scheduled service to Martha’s Vineyard Airport from Boston; seasonal service from Hyannis, Nantucket, Providence RI, and New Bedford. The ferry from Quonset Point, RI provides shuttle service to and from TF Green/Providence Airport. 2019 -20 Travel Guide 13 GET HERE

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Enjoy the ride. Easy connections make getting here a breeze. White Plains* NYC* Easy ground transport. AIRPORTS Martha’s Vineyard Airport 71 Airport Road, VH 508-693-7022 Fax: 508-696-4631 gfreeman@mvyairport.com mvyairport.com See our ad on page 14. Scheduled Service Cape Air - MV Airport 508-771-6944 / 800-CAPE-AIR From Boston, Hyannis, Nantucket, New Bedford and White Plains NY; interline agreements for joint ticketing and interline baggage handling for connecting flights with most major airlines; joint fares for discounted travel with several major airlines. capeair.com See our ad this page. AIR CHARTER SERVICE Jannus Air Charter MV Airport 508-905-9999 richard@jannusair.com jannusair.com Tradewind Aviation LLC MV Airport 800-376-7922 203-267-3305 Fax: 888-399-6705 charter@flytradewind.com flytradewind.com See our ad this page. GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM OFF-ISLAND AIRPORTS Escort Coach/White Tie Limousine East Falmouth 800-546-8116 508-548-8116 info@whitetielimo.com whitetielimo.com K.O.N. Limousine Service Inc. Osterville 508-428-5025 508-945-2941 Fax: 508-428-9247 kon@konlimo.com konlimo.com New England Trips, Inc. 8 Faneuil Hall, Third Floor, Boston 617-515-3405 contact@newenglandtripsinc.com newenglandtripsinc.com Boston New Bedford Hyannis* Nantucket Martha’s Vineyard *Seasonal routes ccapeair.com 800-CAPE-AIR HARBOR FACILITIES Marina and mooring services are available in the harbors at Edgartown, Menemsha, Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. Please contact the harbormasters at: Edgartown: 508-627-4746 Monitors ch. 9, 16; working ch. 74 Menemsha: 508-645-2846 Monitors ch. 9; working ch. 8 Oak Bluffs: 508-693-4355 Monitors ch. 9; working ch. 71 Vineyard Haven: 508-696-4249 Monitors ch. 9; working ch. 69 Vineyard by Air TRADEWIND TRADEW charter@flytrad 800.376.7922 | charter@flytradewind.com www.flytradewind.com dewind.com m 2019 -20 Travel Guide 15 WIND GET HERE

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Monique Belair BICYCLE RENTALS Anderson’s Bike Rentals Circuit Ave. Ext., OB 508-693-9346 andersonsbikerentals.com Edgartown Bicycles 212 Main St., ED 508-627-9008 edgartownbikes@gmail.com edgartownbicycles.com Martha’s Bike Rentals 4 Lagoon Pond Rd., VH 508-693-6593 844-671-9314 info@marthasbikerentals.com marthasbikerentals.com RW Cutler Bike Shop / Martha’s Vineyard Bike Rentals 1 Main St., ED 508-627-4052 800-627-2763 marthasvineyardbike@gmail.com marthasvineyardbike.com BUSES Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) 11 A St., ED 508-693-9440 Fax: 508-693-9953 info@vineyardtransit.com vineyardtransit.com CAR RENTALS A-A Island Auto Rentals Inc 800-627-6333 508-696-5300 I 4 Water Street, VH I 31 Circuit Avenue Ext., OB I 196 Main Street ED I 71 Airport Road, MVY Airport Terminal info@mvautorental.com mvautorental.com 2019 -20 Travel Guide 17 Budget Rent A Car of Martha’s Vineyard 508-693-1911 I 9 Oak Bluffs Ave., OB I 243 Edg-VH Rd., ED I 45 Beach Road, VH I MV Airport Nationwide Reservations: 800-527-0700 Budgetmv.com continued GET AROUND

LIMOUSINE AND CAR SERVICE ResortMan - Vineyard Coach and Concierge 12 Beetle Swamp Rd., PO Box 3628 ED 508-693-3006 617-435-0494 resortman.com LUGGAGE STORAGE Dockside Inn 9 Circuit Avenue Ext., OB 508-693-2966 inns@vineyard.net vineyardinns.com Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce 24 Beach Street, VH 508-693-0085 info@mvy.com mvy.com See our ad page 6. MOPED RENTALS Island Adventure Rentals 19 Beach Rd., VH 508-693-1959 islandadventuresmv@gmail.com islandadventuremv.com TAXICABS Adam Cab 508-627-4462 508-693-2617 mvadamcab@gmail.com adamcabmv.com Lighthouse Taxi 508-645-6066 lighthousetaximv@gmail.com lighthousetaximv.com Stagecoach Taxi Company 508-627-4566 508-693-9632 stagecoachtaxi@earthlink.net mvstagecoachtaxi.com See our ad page 17. TOURS Bidde Takk Travel Bespoke Tours, Small Groups Only PO Box 501 OB 617-774-7195 jill@biddetakktravel.com biddetakktravel.com The East Chop, and Edgartown Lighthouses are maintained by the Martha’s Vineyard Museum 508-627-4441 Greetings From Martha's Vineyard Tours PO Box 371 OB 617-359-9298 Hello@ToursMV.com ToursMV.com Martha’s Vineyard Excursions, LLC 508-654-0381 508-654-0380 marthasvineyardexcursions@comcast.net marthasvineyardexcursions.com Martha's Vineyard Sightseeing Circuit Ave Ext OB 508-693-4681 Toll Free 888-546-6468 charter@mvtour.com mvtour.com Martha’s Vineyard Transport & Tours 508-989-4699 508-939-1359 vineyardtransport@gmail.com mvislandtours.com Nature Watch, LLC 455 State Road, Suite 178, VH 508-693-4908 rculbert1@verizon.net Oak Bluffs Land & Wharf Co. Tours 9 Circuit Ave Extension, OB 508-684-8595 VineyardHistory.com See or ad page 19. The Trustees PO Box 2106, VH 508-693-7662 islands@thetrustees.org thetrustees.org/MV See our ad this page. VineyardGuides - Step-On Tour Guide 508-889-1974 vineyardguides.com 18 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce GET AROUND

Historic Tours of Martha’s Vineyard See All Six Towns Tour the island in our new, super comfortable air conditioned luxury vans. Our local tour guides, in conjunction with the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, know all the history behind all the beauty. 508.684.8595 www.vineyardhistory.com Available for Weddings, Private & Custom Tours 2019 -20 Travel Guide 19 GET AROUND historic edgartown cliffs of aquinnah

Martha’s Vineyard The Island of By Towns FUN FACTS ■ Martha’s Vineyard is located seven miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. ■ We’re just one Island with six small towns, each with their own distinctive personality. ■ Originally named by the Wampanoag tribe as Noepe, the Island was later named after the daughter of a British explorer in 1602. Although there are no vineyards here, we do have two great microbreweries! ■ 17,000 of us live here year-round, and that grows to 250,000 in peak season. ■ The Vineyard is open year-round and there’s fun to be had 12 months of the year! ■ The Vineyard is roughly nine miles north to south, and 24 miles east to west, approximately 88 square miles total -which is nearly 4 times the size of Manhattan! But not to worry, it’s not as hectic here. ■ There’s an extensive, year-round public bus system that can easily get you around the entire Island. Be sure to check it out at: vineyardtransit.com The Gay Head Lighthouse • Menemsh Aquinnah See Page 23 FYI For a Biking map See page 63 For a Beaches map See page 65 20 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce West Tisbury See Page 30 Chilmark See Page 24

The West Chop Lighthouse To see all sorts of Island maps, including bike maps, Vineyard Haven See Page 29 The East Chop Lighthouse YearRound Oak Bluffs See Page 27 The Cape Poge Lighthouse hiking maps, street maps, and more, visit mvy.com/maps Seasonal Airport The Edgartown Lighthouse Edgartown See Page 26 Limited Chappaquiddick Approximate Mileage Between Towns VH OB ED WT CH AQ VH OB 3.5 3.5 8 5 8 CH 12 13.5 13 AQ 23 20 20 7 ED 85 8 WT 78.5 5 12 6.5 2019 -20 Travel Guide 21 12 23 8.5 13.5 20 13 5 20 12 6.5

The TOWNSof MARTHA’S VINEYARD Charlie Utz Martha’s Vineyard is one Island made up of six small towns, each with its own distinctive personality, and plenty of offerings to explore. T o get you started speaking like an Islander, you’ll need to master the terms upIsland and down-Island. Up and down refer to nautical terms and can be confusing if you’re looking at a map. Islanders frequently use these terms to delineate between the three lively port towns of Vineyard Haven (a.k.a. Tisbury), Oak Bluffs and Edgartown; and the more rural David Welch towns of West Tisbury, Chilmark (home to the fishing village of Menemsha), and Aquinnah (sometimes referred to by its colonial name, Gay Head). Here’s all Charlie Utz 22 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce you need to know to get acquainted with each town, and hopefully spark your curiosity to explore them all.

Aquinnah F Charlie Utz Charlie Utz ormally know as Gay Head, Aquinnah is the western most town, known for a red brick lighthouse (first in the USA to use the Fresnel lens), beautiful clay cliffs, stunning views of the Elizabeth Islands, Vineyard and Nantucket Sounds, beautiful beaches and breathtaking sunsets. Aquinnah is the home of the Wampanoag continued on next page 2019 -20 Travel Guide 23 TOWNS

Aquinnah continued # Aquinnah is the western-most town on Martha’s Vineyard Peter Simon Charlie Utz AQUINNAH CIRCLE CULTURAL DISTRICT The ancient home of the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah as well as a seafaring destination, the Circle encompasses stunning natural beauty, a historic redbrick lighthouse, the Aquinnah Cultural Center, the Aquinnah Overlook above the clay cliffs, shops and eateries and a stunning beach. Chilmark C Peter Simon 24 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce hilmark is a town of rolling farmland dotted by grazing sheep on a background of bright blue skies, ancient stonewalls and the authentic fishing village of Menemsha. Originally founded by farmers who passed on a genetic hearing disorder that resulted in nearly a quarter of the population being deaf, the town was known for centuries as one where everyone spoke by hand and is acknowlMVCC Tribe of Aquinnah, it has a terrific Cultural Center where you can learn all about the whaling and tribal history of the town. The Aquinnah Circle Cultural District encompasses the natural and man-made structures that tell the timeless history of these sacred lands, and the people who have cared for them for centuries. Visit the Shoppes at Aquinnah Cliffs for handcrafts, tasty treats and a tour of the area. I TOWNS

Peter Simon # edged as the birthplace of American Sign Language. Head to the Chilmark Flea The “Up-Island” pastoral town of Chilmark on Saturday mornings for DID YOU KNOW... Chilmark was named after the Vineyard’s founding father Thomas Mayhew’s neighboring English town and was settled in the mid-1600s. The first crop the farmers had to harvest was rocks. They put them in piles first, then stacked them in long low walls along their property to mark the boundaries. The walls Charlie Utz an eclectic mix of the old and the new, or make a special trip to Menemsha (top) for the freshest seafood, some fishing, or spread your blanket on the beach to catch mother nature’s glorious sunsets - the perfect end to an Island day. I DID YOU KNOW... Due to a recessive gene, in the mid-19th century, one in four babies born in Chilmark was deaf. Rather than become isolated, the entire community, both deaf and hearing, learned to sign by hand. When the first school for the deaf was built in Connecticut in 1817, Chilmark children were among its first students and remained the only large group at the school. The Island children brought with them their Vineyard sign language, and their colloquialisms blended into the formal sign being taught. The result evolved into American Sign Language. Vineyarders demonstrating Martha’s Vineyard Sign Language. Photo courtesy - New England Historical Society 2019 -20 Travel Guide 25 also served to keep out wild animals and protect their domesticated animals. From “Tommy’s Tour of the Vineyard” by Thomas Dresser, a written tour of the Vineyard available in bookstores locally. TOWNS

Edgartown Edgartown includes the separate island of Chappaquiddick ★ Charlie Utz Nicole Friedler T he first of the Island towns, founded by whaling captains, the town center has retained its integrity, and the densely populated streets are lined with historic whaling captains’ homes – some privately owned, and some turned into little shops, cafes, restaurants and inns. If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle, grab a bike and hop on the On Time Ferry to Chappaquiddick Island in Edgartown Harbor. There you’ll find great riding on thinly populated Charlie Utz Max Bossman DID YOU KNOW... Edgartown was called Great Harbor by the first settlers in 1642. To win the favor of King James II of England, the people wanted to rename the town for the King. Not wanting another Jamestown, they changed the name to honor the King’s infant son Edgar. Unfortunatly, young Edgar died at the tender age of four, so there never was a King Edgar. We have the only Edgartown we know of. From “Tommy’s Tour of the Vineyard” by Thomas Dresser, a written tour of the Vineyard available in bookstores locally. 26 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Osborne Wharf in Edgartown, circa 1850, at the height of the Whaling Era Charlie Utz TOWNS

Max Bossman roads, the Mytoi Gardens, fishing at Wasque or an adventure to the Cape Poge lighthouse. Or head out towards Katama (a.k.a. South Beach), where you can walk for miles on windswept beaches to the peaceful accompaniment of crashing waves. I Oak Bluffs O ak Bluffs is often considered laid back, relaxed and family friendly, with kid-friendly beaches, plenty of green spaces to run and play, and plenty of ice cream shops to contrast and compare! Home to the whimsical “gingerbread” cottages, America’s oldest carousel the Flying Horses, and the African American Heritage Trail, Oak Bluffs is also # Full of diversity, continued on next page Oak Bluffs will transport you to another age Peter Simon 2019 -20 Travel Guide 27 David Welch TOWNS

Oak Bluffs continued Peter Simon Oak Bluffs continued the seasonal port for ferries from Cape Cod, New Bedford, Rhode Island and New York. Oak Bluffs is also known for its great live music scene, vibrant arts and harbor districts, nightlife and its street festivals. ■ Charlie Utz Charlie Utz Charlie Utz DID YOU KNOW... The Oak Bluffs Flying Horses Carousel (left) is the oldest operating platform carousel in America. Centrally located at the foot of Circuit Avenue, the carousel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987. The carousel is one of only a handful of carousels that still have brass rings for a rider to attempt to grab as the carousel rotates. From “Tommy’s Tour of the Vineyard” Max Bossman 28 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce by Thomas Dresser, a written tour of the Vineyard available in bookstores locally. TOWNS

Charlie Utz Vineyard Haven T Bob Schellhammer echnically the town of Tisbury, # but more widely known for its yearround working harbor village, treat yourself to a stroll through the Vineyard Haven Harbor Cultural District, a walkable mile that has something for Vineyard Haven is the “working class” community and the Island’s year-round entry port continued on next page Peter Simon Peter Simon 2019 -20 Travel Guide 29 TOWNS

Vineyard Haven continued everyone! From wooden ship building, to the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, a Film Center and a Playhouse, one-of-a-kind shops, galleries, restaurants, and historic architecture. ■ Charlie Utz DID YOU KNOW... Vineyard Haven has an impressive maritime history. More ships sailed between Boston and New York on Vineyard Sound in the 1800s than anywhere else in the world, excluding the English Channel. Many vessels would ride out storms, seek repairs and supplies or hire able-bodied seamen in Vineyard Haven, formerly known as Holmes Hole. From “Tommy’s Tour of the Vineyard” by Thomas Dresser, a written tour of theVineyard available in bookstores locally. West Tisbury Charlie Utz Charlie Utz LA Brown 30 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce TOWNS

Peter Simon A quintessential New England village (above), complete with a tall white steepled church, Grange Hall and historic general store in its town center. Distinctive features include an outdoor sculpture gallery, roads dotted with small farm stands, artisan shows, gallery openings and for one week in August, the very best in Ag Fair fun! ■ ★ West Tisbury is the pastoral town with a great number of traditional farms Peter Simon LA Brown DID YOU KNOW... Just prior to World War II, in an effort to avoid the press, aviator, author and politician Charles Lindburgh sought out the Vineyard, and lived in this West Tisbury house (right) for six months, accompanied by his wife, the poet Anne Morrow Lindburgh, and their children. From “Tommy’s Tour of the Vineyard” by Thomas Dresser, a written tour of the Vineyard available in bookstores locally. Charlie Utz 2019 -20 Travel Guide 31 TOWNS

Peter Simon Places to Stay Aquinnah Duck Inn $95 - 225 10 Duck Pond Way, Box 160 508-645-9018 gayheadrealty@hotmail.com duckinnonmv.com Year Round. 5 Rooms. Groups accepted. Walk to beach, hot tub, fireplace, private baths, meeting / wedding capacity, water views. Places to Stay Chilmark The Beach Plum Inn $195 - 440 50 Beach Plum Lane 508-645-9454 beachpluminn.com May-Oct. 11 Rooms. Phones, air cond, internet, meeting/wedding capacity (100), private bath, restaurant, tennis, TV, water view. ADA. Pet friendly. The Captain Flanders House $190 - 300 440 North Road 508-645-3123 mail@captainflandersinn.com captainflandersinn.com May-Nov. B&B farmhouse with 2 cottage suites. Beach pass to Lucy Vincent, convenient to Menemsha. Rural setting with flower gardens, stone walls. Breakfast. 32 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Menemsha Inn & Cottages Summer rates: $285-$830 Off-season rates: $145-$250 12 Menemsha Inn Rd 508-645-2521 fax: 508-645-9500 thefrontdesk@innsatmenemsha.com menemshainn.com May-October Quiet simplicity and unspoiled views offering visitors an authentic Vineyard experience with a variety of ocean-view rooms & quaint 1950s style seascape cottages. Pet friendly. Places to Stay Edgartown A Martha’s Vineyard Vacation $700 - 3,700/wk 45 Hamblen Way 508-299-3291 clif@vineyardvacationhomes.com vineyardvacationhomes.com 3 (3 BR) skylit contemporary homes & 1 (2 BR) ranch. All homes have central a/c and heat. All amenities, grounds suited for weddings and events, tent capacity up to 200 persons. Weekend rates available. Pet friendly. Ashley Inn 129 Main Street 508-627-9655 relax@ashleyinn.net ashleyinn.net Year round. 10 Rooms. 1860 Whaling Captain’s home; walk to Edgartown harbor, phone, air cond, fireplace, internet, private bath, TV. AAA NNN continued STAY

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Places to Stay _________________________Edgartown continued The Charlotte Inn $325 - 1000 27 South Summer Street 508-627-4751 Fax: 508-627-4652 frontdesk@thecharlotteinn.com thecharlotteinn.com Year round. 25 rooms. Rooms furnished with English antiques in quiet garden setting one half block from Main St. “Old fashioned on purpose.” Air Cond., private bath, fireplace, restaurant, internet, TV. The Christopher 24 S. Water Street 508-627-4784 stay@thechristophermv.com thechristophermv.com Unwind and soak in an island vibe at The Christopher, a fully remodeled 15-room boutique hotel. A back courtyard offers sunny and shady spots to lounge. Plush beds, private baths, gourmet breakfasts, USB ports, and Apple TV. Some rooms feature private balconies with views. Clarion Inn Martha’s Vineyard 227 Upper Main Street 508-627-5161 800-922-3009 Fax: 508-627-3444 info@clarionmv.com clarionmv.com Year round. 34 rooms. Phones, air cond., cocktail lounge, restaurant, internet, private bath, TV, ADA. Edgartown Commons $100 - 375 20 Pease’s Point Way 800-439-4671 508-627-4671 edgartowncommons@gmail.com edgartowncommons.com May-Oct. 35 (studio, 1 & 2BR) efficiency apts. Playground, BBQ, cable TV, laundry, outdoor pool. See our ad this page. The Edgartown Inn $169 - $799 56 North Water Street 508-627-4794 edgartowninn.com May-October, 12 rooms, historic inn since 1820 Completely renovated for 2019! Small plates breakfast served, 12 gorgeously designed rooms. A relaxed, modern “farmhouse style” in a classic coastal Captain’s home. Garden Studio $150 - 200 74 West Tisbury Road 508-627-5025 gardenstudio1@comcast.net May-Oct. One BR apartment, sleeps 2. Walk to town, with a private patio, outdoor shower, cathedral ceilings, and kitchenette. TV. 34 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce STAY

Nicole Friedler Harbor View Hotel $385 - 2100 131 North Water Street 877-249-5925 508-627-7000 harborviewhotel.com Year round. 124 Rooms. Water views, phone, air cond, cocktail lounge, restaurant, internet, private bath, meeting capacity (150), wedding (200), heated outdoor pool, TV. Packages avail. Beach access. ADA. Pet friendly. See our ad on page 33. The Harborside Inn $195 - 605 3 South Water Street 508-627-4321 info@theharborsideinn.com theharborsideinn.com 90 Rooms. April-November. Two-Night Minimum Stay. Edgartown’s only waterfront resort. Ideally situated adjacent to Main Street. Stunning harbor views, private bath, air conditioning, internet, TV, heated outdoor pool, private docks. Most rooms feature a private balcony or patio. See our ad this page. The Hob Knob, Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa $199 - 819 128 Main Street 508-627-9510 800-696-2723 Fax: 508-627-4560 hobknob@hobknob.com hobknob.com Year round. 17 Rooms. Elegant, Greek Revival. AC, phone, WiFi, Spa, Executive Facility Business Center, Minibar. ADA. Pet friendly. Kelley House $120 - 600 23 Kelley Street 800-225-6005 508-627-7900 sales@kelley-house.com kelley-house.com Year Round. 54 Rooms. Phone, air cond, private bath, outdoor pool, restaurant, TV, water view. Packages available. continued 2019 -20 Travel Guide 35 Located on the harbor in the heart of Edgartown, the Harborside Inn is Martha’s Vineyard’s premier waterfront resort. Beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites with luxury amenities including a heated waterfront pool and private docks. E 3 SOUTHWATER STREET • EDGARTOWN 508.627.4321 • theharborsideinn.com STAY

Places to Stay _________________________Edgartown continued The Lightkeepers Inn 25 Simpson’s Lane 508-627-4600 800-946-3400 innkeeper@thelightkeepersinn.com thelightkeepersinn.com Year round. Relax, rejuvenate in a suite or cottage in historic Edgartown on a quiet back street one block from harbor. Air cond, private bath, cable TV, DVD/VCR. The Richard 104 Main Street 774-310-1055 stay@therichardhotel.com therichardhotel.com 16 rooms. A modern, classically elegant and lavish boutique hotel in the heart of Edgartown. Modern amenities, luxurious decor, WiFi and rooms with private baths. Your coastal-inspired getaway awaits. ADA. The Sydney 22 N. Water Street 508-939-9299 stay@thesydneyhotel.com thesydneyhotel.com April-Dec. Enjoy some serious rest and relaxation at The Sydney, an Intimately sized (8 room), chic boutique getaway in the heart of historic Edgartown. Offering modern amenities including WiFi, TVs, homemade breakfast baskets. Just steps away from gourmet dining. Expanding with the addition of 14 stylish rooms. Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites $95 - 945 38 N. Water Street 508-627-4711 info@vineyardsquarehotel.com vineyardsquarehotel.com Year round. 34 Rooms and suites. Phone, air cond, fireplace, water view, internet, meeting capacity (50), restaurant, TV. Mobil 3 Star. ADA. Pet friendly. AAA NNN Winnetu Oceanside Resort at South Beach 31 Dunes Road 866-335-1133 508-310-1733 reservations@winnetu.com winnetu.com Apr-Oct. 50 suites w/1, 2, 3 or 4 BR-room options. General store, library, beach access. In-season tennis, pool, children’s program, fitness room and wellness center. Phone, air cond, internet, meeting capacity (80), weddings (145), outdoor pool, private baths, restaurant, water view. TV. ADA. Pet friendly. Places to Stay Oak Bluffs Arcade Historic Property $995 - 2095 (weekly) 31 Circuit Avenue 617-277-2549 leh115@aol.com homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p105302 May 1-Oct. 15. Private bath, cable TV, VCR/DVD, air cond, water view. Wireless Internet, deck, gas grill, full kitchen, bath. Sleeps 4-5. 5-min walk to beach. In-town historic landmark bldg. The Attleboro House 42 Lake Ave, OB 508-693-4346 info@theattleborohouse.com theattleborohouse.com All the conveniences of a modern hotel in the quaint atmosphere of a historic inn. Located among the famous Gingerbread Cottages and directly on the Oak Bluffs harbor. Originally built in 1874 and completely renovated in 2018. Relax on our wrap around porch to enjoy the bustling harbor and impressive views of Nantucket Sound. Shops, restaurants and beaches are just a minutes’ walk away. Beachfront Inn on Martha’s Vineyard $200 - 275 peak season; spring & fall specials; closed in winter 508-693-5148 65 Seaview Ave (corner of Samoset Ave), beachfrontinnmv@comcast.net beachfrontinnmv.com Across from the Town Beach. Five minute walk to the ferry & downtown. Free WiFi. Complimentary continental breakfast & beach towels, chairs & umbrellas provided. Private outside hot shower 36 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce STAY

Charlie Utz Dockside Inn $120 - 360 9 Circuit Avenue Ext. 800-245-5979 508-693-2966 Fax: 508-696-7293 inns@vineyard.net vineyardinns.com April-Nov. 22-room inn on Oak Bluffs Harbor. 5 HU suites, phone, air cond/heat, internet, private bath, TV, water view. Isabelle’s Beach House $275 - 400 83 Seaview Avenue 800-674-3129 508-693-3955 isabellesbeachhouse@yahoo.com isabellesbeachhouse.com 9 Rooms. Air cond, private bath, TV, water view, continental breakfast. Island Inn 30 Island Inn Road 508-693-2002 800-863-8415 Fax 508-693-7911 IslandInn.com 51 Unit Condominium Hotel, Conference Center and Tennis Pro Shop. Family friendly with a pool and playground on site. With rooms ranging from studios to townhouses, each with a kitchen/kitchenette, the Island Inn is also perfect spot for group vacations, wedding guests or retreats. Pet friendly units available See our ad page 36. Kathleen’s Kottage 59 Naushon Avenue 508-863-2734 fnasser1@yahoo.com kkonmv.com Nightly rentals. 3 rooms. Private bath. Sleeps 8. Short walk to town beach and park. AC, Internet acces. Pet friendly. continued 2019 -20 Travel Guide 37 STAY

Charlie Utz Places to Stay Oak Bluffs continued _________________________ The Madison Inn $79 - 319 18 Kennebec Avenue 508-693-2760 800-564-2760 reservations@madisoninnmv.com madisoninnmv.com May 1-Oct 31. 14 Rooms. Air cond, private bath, TV, WiFi. Martha’s Vineyard Resort 111 New York Avenue 508-693-6249 Fax: 508-693-2609 reservations@MVResort.com MarthasVineyardResort.com Narragansett House $125 - 300 46 Narragansett Avenue 508-693-3627 888-693-3627 info@inkwellhome.com narragansetthouse.com May-Oct. 13 Rooms. Private bath, wedding capacity (36), TV. See our ad on page 37. The Nashua House $69 - 199 Kennebec Avenue & Healy Way 508-693-0043 888-343-0043 info@nashuahouse.com nashuahouse.com Year round. 15 Rooms. Water view, shared baths. Breezy, sunlight-filled rooms, in the heart of town (walk to everything). WiFi. 38 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce The Oak Bluffs Inn $120 - 800 64 Circuit Avenue at the corner of Pequot Avenue 800-955-6235 508-693-7171 bmyguest@oakbluffsinn.com oakbluffsinn.com April-Oct. 9 Rooms. Air cond, rooms with antiques, internet, private bath. Walk to beach, gingerbread cottages, shops, dining, ferry. Pequot Hotel $95 - 395 19 Pequot Avenue May-Oct. 25 Rooms. 508-693-5087 800-947-8704 reservations@pequothotel.com pequothotel.com Charming hotel amidst Victorian gingerbread cottages. One block to beaches, 5 blocks to shopping/dining. Air cond, internet, private bath, cable TV. Seashell Cottage 508-472-7520 caroljhyde@aol.com This sweet cottage sits 200 feet from a lovely swimming beach in a quiet neighborhood. Single room for rent on a daily basis, or whole house depending on availability. Private and clean. An easy 15-minute walk to downtown Oak Bluffs. Summercamp Hotel 70 Lake Avenue 508-693-6611 Fax 508-693-5389 stay@summercamphotel.com summercamphotel.com May-Oct. 95 Rooms. A rustic and retro getaway with a playful spirit located across from Oak Bluffs historic harbor. Modern amenities including AC, WiFi with the capacity to host meetings and events (100), rooms with private baths, TV, wedding (rooms only), water views, ADA, pet-friendly. STAY

The Tivoli Inn $75 - 315 125 Circuit Avenue 508-693-7928 tivoli@capecod.net tivoliinn.com Year round. 6 Rooms. Charming Victorian gingerbread house, walking distance to all downtown amenities and beach. Air cond, internet, meeting /wedding capacity (12), private bath/shared bath, TV. Pet friendly. Tucker Inn Rentals $300 - 6,500 (weekly) 2 Massasoit Avenue 508-693-7465 rentalsmv.com Year round. 2- to 8-br homes. All amenities. Waterfront to rural and rustic. Watchaboat 508-524-8079 watchaboat@gmail.com In our family home we have a comfortable and clean room available. The room has a beachy cottage feel where you’ll be happy to rest at the end of a summer day. 5 minute walk to downtown OB, overlooks OB harbor. Places to Stay Vineyard Haven The 1720 House $100 - 250 152 Main Street 508-693-6407 info@1720house.com 1720House.com Year-round. 6 Rooms. Air cond, private bath, TV. Senior citizen disc. available. The Driftwood of Martha's Vineyard $150 - 295 860-930-0233 thedriftwoodmv@aol.com thedriftwoodmv.com Year-round B & B with farm-to-table options. Central A/C; WiFi; cable tv and refrigerator in rooms; quiet, private setting; parking on premises; close to town, beaches, airport, and ferry. Harbor Landing $70 - 215 Beach Road 800-545-4171 508-693-2600 Fax: 508-693-2605 info@harbor-landing.com harbor-landing.com Year-round. 39 Rooms. Phone, air cond, internet, private bath TV. John’s Tisbury Guest House on Main Street Weekly rates available 104 Main Street 508-369-5023 1 Guest Room, Private Entrance, Private Bathroom, Private Room. Five minute walk from VH ferry. continued                                MV Family Campground (508) 693-3772 P.O. Box 1557, Edgartown Road Vineyard Haven, 02568 www.campmv.com 2019 -20 Travel Guide 39 Camping is Great on Martha’s Vineyard! STAY

Places to Stay Vineyard Haven _________________________ continued Look Inn $100 - 150 nightly PO Box 2195 508-693-6893 707-972-6901 thelookinn@comcast.net lookinnmv.com Comfortable, old farmhouse, historic district, close to ferry, shops, restaurants, beaches, affordable and relaxing. Island knowledgeable host. Fireplace, TV. Mansion House Inn, Health Club, Spa & Pool $99 - 589 special and weekly rates available 9 Main Street 508-693-2200 800-332-4112 info@mvmansionhouse.com mvmansionhouse.com Year round, 48 rooms incl suites (2-8 occ.) Walk from Ferry. Day Spa & Health Club, Fitness Classes, indoor pool. AC, bath, TV, Wi-Fi. Deluxe rooms w/balconies & water views. Limited Pet friendly rooms. ADA. Nancy’s Auberge on Main Street $195 - 395 weekly rates available 98 Main Street 508-693-4111 nancysauberge@gmail.com nancys-auberge.com Year round, village location, private entrance, private bath, private patio and grill. Off street parking, AC, TV, WIFI, three minute walk to beach, ferry and downtown. Nobnocket Boutique Inn $160 - 475 60 Mount Aldworth Rd 508-696-0859 lux@nobnocket.com nobnocket.com Year round. Modern and upscale B&B with 7 rooms, en-suite bathrooms. Boutique Hotel style design. Located on 1.5 acres of gardens. Close to ferry, shopping & gourmet dining. A/C, WiFi, fireplaces, complimentary bikes, concierge, locally owned. Vineyard Harbor Motel 60 Beach Road 508-693-3334 Fax: 508-693-0320 info@vineyardharbormotel.us vineyardharbormotel.us Year round. 2-night minimum. 40 Rooms. AC, private bath, cable TV, water view. See our ad this page. Vineyard Paradise 68 Central Ave. VH 508-685-5535 iamtomar@hotmail.com 2 separate bedrooms, rent both or one. 1.3 miles from VH center, 1 block from bike path/bus stop, 200y from Lagoon w/ small beach. Lovely grounds w/ large deck, gardens, outdoor shower. Free use of bikes. Beach towels, chairs & umbrellas provided. Vintage Haven Guest House 79 Mount Aldworth Road 508-693-4954 508-212-4506 Comfortable, private suite conveniently located in an attractive setting only a 5-minute walk to the ferry & Main Street. Summer Nightly Rates: $185 Shoulder Season Nightly Rates: $150 Winter Nightly Rates: $95 CAMPGROUND Martha’s Vineyard Family Campground 569 Edgartown-VH Road 508-693-3772 info@campmv.com campmv.com Mid-May through Mid-Oct. Please inquire for rates. Hot showers, flush toilets, store, laundry, rec room. Group rates. See our ad page 39. 40 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce STAY

Peter Simon Places to Stay West Tisbury Annabelle's Bed & View on Great Pond 508-693-8222 508-627-2824 rvannes@comcast.net annabellesonpond.com The Broad Meadow Bed & Breakfast $165 - 265 74 Elias Lane 508-693-3591 mvbroadmeadowbnb.com thebroadmeadowbnb@comcast.net Five star spacious one room B & B opening to broad meadow with queen size bed, private bath in studio behind main house. Sleeps 2 adults, up to 1-2 children. Adjacent to bike path, walking trails. Tranquil, yet within 10-20 minutes of the Island towns and beaches. Lambert’s Cove Beach pass included. A/C. Year round. Hostelling International – Martha’s Vineyard $18 - 200 per person nightly 525 Edgartown-W. Tisbury Road 508-693-2665 vineyard@usahostels.org capecodhostels.org April-Oct. Private rooms and dorm beds. Families and non-members welcome. Fireplace, meeting capacity (30), wedding (78). Lambert’s Cove Inn, Farm & Restaurant $155 - 350 Lambert’s Cove Road 800-535-0272 hello@lambertscoveinn.com lambertscoveinn.com April - Dec. 15 Rooms. Air cond, fireplace, full breakfast, internet, meeting capacity (80), wedding (300), outdoor pool, private bath, phone, tennis, TV. Quiet, secluded 1790 inn set on 7 1/2 acres. Gourmet restaurant. ADA. Pet friendly. Peter Simon 2019 -20 Travel Guide 41 STAY

Charlie Utz Places to EatAquinnah Restaurants at Aquinnah Circle Cultural District American Aquinnah Shop - 508-645-3867 Cliffhangers - 508-955-9163 Orange Peel Bakery Cafe - 508-955-9360 Places to EatChilmark Home Port Restaurant Seafood 512 North Road 508-645-2679 generalmanager@homeportmv.com homeportmv.com For More Information and additional Listings Visit mvy.com/eat 42 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Places to EatEdgartown Among the Flowers Bistro 17 Mayhew Lane 508-627-3233 Atlantic Fish & Chop House Seafood 2 Main Street 508-627-7001 atlanticmv.com The Dunes at South Beach American 31 Dunes Road 508-627-3663 thedunesmgr@winnetu.com thedunesmv.com Edgartown Diner American 65 Main Street 508-627-9337 EdgartownD@gmail.com EdgartownDinerMV.com See our ad page 45 continued EAT

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Charlie Utz Places to Eat _________________________Edgartown continued Espresso Love Coffee Shop 17 Church Street 508-627-9211 info@espressolove.com espressolove.com L’etoile Fine Dining 22 North Water Street 508-627-5187 letoile.net Lighthouse Grill & Henry’s Pub American 131 North Water Street 508-627-3761 harborviewhotel.com Murdick’s Fudge & Cafe Fudge & Candy 21 North Water Street 508-627-8047 Toll Free 888-55FUDGE (38343) murdicks.com The Newes From America American 23 Kelley Street 508-627-4397 kelley-house.com/dining Popcycle Gourmet Frozen Dessert Delivery Edgartown 508-293-1844 popcyclebike@gmail.com Download the app from itunes.apple.com Charlie Utz 44 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Right Fork Diner American 12 Mattakesett Way 508-627-5522 rightforkdiner@hotmail.com rightforkdiner.com EAT

Rockfish American 11 North Water Street 508-627-9967 rockfishedgartown.com Charlie Utz Seafood Shanty Seafood 31 Dock Street, Edgartown Harbor 508-627-8622 info@theseafoodshanty.com theseafoodshanty.com Sharky’s Cantina Mexican 266 Upper Main Street 508-627-6565 info@sharkyscantina.com sharkyscantina.com Square Rigger Seafood 225 Upper Main Street 508-627-9968 squareriggerrestaurant.com Town Bar and Grill MV American 227 Upper Main Street 774-310-8696 townbarmv.com The Wharf Pub & Restaurant American Lower Main Street 508-627-9966 wharfpub@gmail.com wharfpubmv.com Places to EatOak Bluffs Back Door Donuts Bakery Post Office Square 508-693-3688 josh@backdoordonuts.com backdoordonuts.com See our ad page 47 continued 2019 -20 Travel Guide 45 EAT

Oak Bluffs continued _________________________ Charlie Utz Places to Eat Coop De Ville / Shuck Shack Seafood Dockside Market Place, Oak Bluffs Harbor 508-693-3420 coopdevillemv.com Farm Neck Golf Club Cafe American Farm Neck Way 508-693-3560 farmneck.net Fishbones Seafood Dockside Marina 508-696-8227 fishbonesmv.com See our ad page 43 Giordano’s Restaurant, Clam Bar & Pizza Italian Circuit Avenue 508-693-0184 giosmv.com Island House Bar and Grill American 11 Circuit Avenue 508-693-4516 mvislandhouse.com Linda Jean’s Restaurant American 25 Circuit Avenue 508-693-4093 lindajeansrestaurant.com Lobsterville Bar & Grille Seafood Oak Bluffs Harbor 508-696-0099 lobstervillebar@gmail.com lobstervillemv.com Charlie Utz 46 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce EAT

Lookout Tavern Seafood 8 Seaview Avenue Extension 508-696-9844 lookoutmv.com See our ad page 43 Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company Seafood 9 Oak Bluffs Avenue 508-696-3000 info@mvchowder.com mvchowder.com Murdick's Fudge Fudge & Candy 5 Circuit Avenue 508-693-2335 Toll Free 888-55-FUDGE (3-8343) murdicks.com Ocean View Restaurant American 16 Chapman Avenue 508-693-2207 Fax: 508-696-1902 oceanviewrestaurantmv.com See our ad page 43 Charlie Utz Offshore Ale Co. Brewery Kennebec Avenue (opposite the Post Office) 508-693-2626 offshoreale.com continued 2019 -20 Travel Guide 47 EAT

Charlie Utz Charlie Utz Charlie Utz Places to Eat Oak Bluffs continued _________________________ The Ritz MV American 4 Circuit Avenue 508-693-9851 theritzmv.com Sandbar & Grille American On the Dock 508-693-7111 mvsandbar.com Sea Smoke Barbecue Barbecue 7 Oakland Ave OB 508-338-7404 seasmokemv@gmail.com seasmokemv.com Sharky’s Cantina Mexican 31 Circuit Avenue 508-693-7501 info@sharkyscantina.com sharkyscantina.com Places to Eat Vineyard Haven Bernie’s Ice Cream Ice Cream 22A Main Street 508-693-8266 berniesicecream.com Charlie Utz 48 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce EAT

Charlie Utz The Black Dog Tavern & Bakeries American Tavern: Beach Street Extension 508-693-9223 Bakery: 11 Water Street 508-693-4786 Bakery & Cafe: 509 State Road 508-696-8190 info@theblackdog.com theblackdog.com Copper Wok Asian 9 Main Street (inside Mansion House) 508-693-3416 info@wokmv.com wokmv.com For All Things Delicious Bakery Bakery 294 State Road 508-693-2223 508-627-2000 forallthingsdelicious@gmail.com forallthingsdelicious.com Garde East Seafood 52 Beach Road, located at VH Marina 508-687-9926 info@gardeeast.com gardeeast.com Humphrey’s Woodland Center Sandwich Shop 455 State Road 508-693-6518 humphreysmv.com La Choza Mexican 4 Main Street 508-693-9050 lachozaburritos.com Little House Café Bistro 339 State Road 508-687-9794 littlehousemv@gmail.com littlehousemv.com continued 2019 -20 Travel Guide 49 EAT

Charlie Utz Places to Eat Vineyard Haven _________________________ continued Mikado Asian Bistro Asian 76 Main Street 508-338-7096 mikadoct.com Murdick's Fudge Fudge & Candy Union Street 508-693-7344 Toll Free 888-55FUDGE (38343) murdicks.com The Net Result Seafood 79 Beach Road 508-693-6071 mvseafood@vineyard.net mvseafood.com Rocco’s Pizzeria Pizza 79 Beach Road, Tisbury Market Place 508-693-1125 roccosmv@aol.com marthasvineyardpizza.com 50 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Sandy’s Fish & Chips / John’s Fish Market Seafood State Road 508-693-1220 glenn@johnsfishmarket.com johnsfishmarket.com Scottish Bakehouse Bakery State Road 508-693-6633 Fax: 508-693-9808 scottishbakehousemv.com TisBerry Frozen Yogurt & Smoothies Frozen Yogurt 29 Main Street, Unit C2 (rear) 508-687-9314 tisberry.com Waterside Market Bistro 82 Main Street 508-693-8899 Fax: 508-693-6399 watersidemarket@gmail.com watersidemarket.com EAT

Places to Eat West Tisbury Lambert’s Cove Inn, Farm & Restaurant American Lambert’s Cove Road 800-535-0272 hello@lambertscoveinn.com lambertscoveinn.com Markets + Liquor Stores Al’s Package Store 258 Upper Main Street, ED 508-627-4347 Chilmark General Store 7 State Road, CH 508-645-3739 info@chilmarkgeneralstore.com chilmarkgeneralstore.com Cronig’s Markets State Road, VH 508-693-4457 State Road, WT 508-693-2234 cronigsmarket.com Edgartown Meat & Fish Market 240 Edgartown Vineyard Haven Rd., ED 508-627-6200 edgartownmeatandfish.com Edgartown Seafood Market 138 Cooke Street, ED 508-627-3791 Jim’s Package Store & Island Market 27 Lake Avenue, OB 508-693-0236 jimspackagestore.com MV Wine and Spirits 17A Airport Road, ED 508-627-7557 manager@mvwinestore.com mvwinestore.com Our Market On the Harbor, OB 508-693-3000 ourmarketmv.com Soigne 190 Upper Main St., ED 508-627-8489 soignemv.com Open EVERY Day •Delisandwiches made to order •Our own Dinners prepared to Heat & Eat •Fresh, crisp salads big enough to share •Self-service all day •Wine & Beer 508-693-4799 www.tonysmarketmv.com 119 Dukes County Avenue Oak Bluffs 2019 -20 Travel Guide 51 Charlie Utz Stop & Shop 255 Upper Main St. ED 508-627-9522 50 Water Street VH 508-693-8339 stopandshop.com Tony’s Market 119 Dukes County Ave., OB 508-693-4799 tonysmarketmv.com See our ad this page. Your Market At the Triangle, ED 508-627-4000 Fax: 508-627-6604 yourmarket@comcast.net yourmarketmv.com FOR Caterers See page 86. EAT

MERCHANTS Charlie Utz Antiques Goldfinch Antiques & Appraisals ED 508-627-5623 info@goldfinchappraisals.com goldfinchappraisals.com Past and Presents 37 Main Street, ED 508-627-3992 42 Main Street, ED 508-627-6686 pastandpresents@gmail.com Pyewacket’s 135 Beach Road, VH 508-696-7766 pyewacketsmv.com Artist Materials and Supplies Darosa’s 46 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-0110 darosacorp.com Educomp Inc 4 State Road, VH 508-693-0803 dan@educompmv.com educompmv.com 52 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Bicycle Dealers Cycle Works - MV 351 State Rd., VH 508-693-6966 johncwmv@gmail.com Bookstores Edgartown Books 44 Main Street, ED 508-627-8463 edgartownbooks.com Chocolates New Moon Magick Enchanted Chocolates 4 Chapman Avenue, OB 508-693-8331 info@newmoonmagick.net newmoonmagick.net Clothing Bananas Gallery 697 State Road, WT 508-696-5939 redmannequin@aol.com bananasgallery.com MERCHANTS

Basics Clothing Company Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-8819 eastaway@comcast.net Black Dog General Store I 37 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-696-9826 Dockside, OB 508-696-3299 I 8 Dock Street, ED 508-939-8511 11 Main Street, ED 508-627-6412 I 11B Water Street, VH 508-696-8182 509 State Road, VH 508-696-6118 info@the blackdog.com theblackdog.com Brickman’s 8 Main Street, VH 508-693-0047 brickmans.com Bryn Walker I 16 Main Street, VH 508-693-8340 I 21 Kelley Street, ED 508-627-7715 brynwalker.com The Great Put-On 1 Dock Street, ED 508-627-5495 Fax: 508-627-5098 thegreatputonmv@gmail.com thegreatputonmv.com Green Room 71 Main Street, VH 508-693-6888 greenroom@vineyardsurf.com vineyardsurf.com Island Company 17 North Water Street, ED 508-627-4411 561-833-8110 retail@islandcompany.com islandcompany.com Jack Wills 1 South Water Street, ED 508-939-4371 jack@jackwills.com jackwills.com Laughing Bear 33 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-9342 laughingbear33@gmail.com Magnetic North 18 Beach Street, VH 508-687-9972 info@shopmagneticnorth.com shopmagneticnorth.com Charlie Utz Menemsha Blues I 36 Water Street, VH 508-693-9599 I 2 Basin Rd, MN 508-645-3800 menemshabluesmail@yahoo.com menemshablues.com See our ad page 56. Soft as a Grape I 41 Dock Street, ED 508-627-4048 I 14 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-696-6800 I 38 Main Street, VH 508-338-2138 softasagrape.com Third World Trading Company 52 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-5550 oneworld5550@yahoo.com thirdworldtrading.com Vera & Alex Childrenswear 38 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-0100 natafom@hotmail.com veraandalex.com Vineyard Vines I 44 Main St, VH 508-693-4895 Vineyardhavenmanagers@vineyardvines.com I 27 North Water St, ED 508-627-4779 Edgartownmanagers@vineyardvines.com I 56 Narragansett Ave, OB 508-687-9841 Oakbluffsmanagers@vineyardvines.com vineyardvines.com continued 2019 -20 Travel Guide 53 MERCHANTS

Garden Centers Heather Gardens 377 State Road, WT 508-693-1467 heathergardensmike@hotmail.com heather-gardens.com Jardin Mahoney’s Garden Center 45 Edgartown-VH Rd. at the corner of County Rd., OB 508-693-3511 info@jardinmahoneymv.com jardinmahoneymv.com Middletown Nursery 680 State Road, WT 508-696-7600 info@middletownnursery.com middletownnursery.com Vineyard Gardens, Inc 484 State Road, WT 508-693-8511 mv@vineyardgardens.net vineyardgardens.net Gift Shops Handworks Christmas Cottage Dockside Market Place 12 Circuit Avenue Extension, OB 508-693-6731 800-227-8444 handwork@vineyard.net handworksgifts.com Rainy Day 66 Main Street, VH 508-693-1830 info@rainydaymv.com rainydaymv.com See our ad page 57. Shops at Aquinnah Circle Cultural District I Hatmarcha Gifts - 508-645-3704 I On the Cliffs - 508-645-3660 I Stony Creek Gifts - 508-645-3595 I Wayward Wampum - 508-955-9368 Hardware Phillips Harware Co. 30 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-0377 phillipshardware@gmail.com 56 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce MERCHANTS

Home Furnishings & Interior Decorators Julie Robinson Interiors Ltd. 14 Catboat Lane, WT (by appointment) 508-693-5065 info@jrobinsoninteriors.com jrobinsoninteriors.com Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design 56 Main Street, VH 508-687-9555 info@mvidesign.com mvidesign.com Tracker Home Decor 89 Pease’s Point Way South, ED 508-627-8725 helen@trackerhomedecor.com trackerhomedecor.com Jewelry CB Stark Jewelers I 10 Main Street, ED 508-627-1260 I 53A Main Street, VH 508-693-2284 888-CBSTARK cbstark@cbstark.com cbstark.com See our ad page 54, 55. Claudia I 51 Main Street, ED 508-627-8306 I 34 Main Street, VH, 508-693-5465 staff@claudiamv.com claudiamv.com Glimpse of Tibet 39 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-9795 glimpseoftibet.com Sioux Eagle Designs 114 Panhandle Rd., WT 508-693-6537 sioux@verizon.net siouxeagle.com Tesori by The Great Put-On 7 Winter Street, ED 774-549-6959 Fax: 508-627-5098 tesorimv@gmail.com tesorimv.com Lighting Fixtures Lamplighter Corner 680 State Road, WT 508-696-9394 lamplightercorner@vineyard.net lamplightercorner.com Mattresses East Chop Sleep Shop Inc 395 State Road, VH 508-693-5911 info@eastchopsleepshop.com eastchopsleepshop.com Ocean Breeze Bedding 322 State Road, VH 508-696-9600 Fax: 508-696-9603 oceanbreezemv@aol.com oceanbreezemvbedding.net Shopping Centers The Triangle Building At the Entrance to Edgartown 508-360-3418 Sunglasses Summer Shades 36 Main Street, ED 508-627-3294 summershades@hotmail.com 66 Main Street • Vineyard Haven • 508-693-1830 Shop Online: rainydaymv.com 2019 -20 Travel Guide 57 MERCHANTS

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MVCC ARBORETUMS The Polly Hill Arboretum 809 State Road, WT Visitors’ Center 508-693-9426 pollyhillarboretum.org ARCADES AND GAME ROOMS The LOFT 9 Oak Bluffs Ave., OB 508-696-3000 loftob.com Ryan Family Amusements 19 Circuit Ave., OB 508-687-9179 ryanfamily.com BASEBALL Martha’s Vineyard Sharks Baseball Team OB, 508-687-9705 mvsharks.com BOWLING The Barn Bowl & Bistro 13 Uncas Ave, OB 508-696-9800 info@thebarnmv.com thebarnmv.com CAROUSELS Flying Horses Carousel Oak Bluffs Avenue, OB 508-693-9481 mvpreservation.org GOLF COURSES - PUBLIC & PRIVATE Mink Meadows Golf Course Golf Club Road, off Franklin Street, VH 508-693-0600 minkmeadowsgc.com Vineyard Golf Club 100 Club House Lane, ED 508-627-8930 GOLF COURSES - MINIATURE Island Cove Mini Golf and Climbing Wall State Road, VH (across from Cronig's Market) 508-693-2611 facebook.com/IslandCoveAdventures HIKING & BIRDING Felix Neck Sanctuary Off Edgartown-VH Rd., 100 Felix Neck Dr., ED 508-627-4850 Fax: 508-627-6052 felixneck@massaudubon.org massaudubon.org/felixneck See our ad on page 62. Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank mvlandbank.com 508-627-7141 continued YES Cannabis use in Massachusetts is now legal! For all you need to know about cannabis use on Martha’s Vineyard visit: MVY.com/cannabis 2019 -20 Travel Guide 59 PLAY

Charlie Utz HORSEBACK RIDING Esperanza Riding Company VH 508-939-1001 mvy@esperanzaridingcompany.com esperanzaridingcompany.com ICE SKATING RINKS Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena 91 Edgartown-VH Rd., OB 508-693-5329 ice@mvarena.com mvarena.com SKATE PARKS Martha’s Vineyard Skate Park PO Box 1297, VH 508-693-6888 mvskatepark.org SUMMER CAMPS Camp Jabberwocky (MV Cerebral Palsy Camp) PO Box 1357, VH 508-693-2339 info@campjabberwocky.org campjabberwocky.org Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club 44 Robinson Rd., ED 508-627-3303 Fax: 508-627-3372 club@mvbgclub.org mvbgclub.org Sassafras Earth Education 5 Church St., Aquinnah 508-645-2008 saskiav@mac.com sassafrasmvy.org The Trustees - The Farm Institute PO Box 2106, VH 508-693-7662 islands@thetrustees.org thetrustees.org/MV Charlie Utz 60 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce continued PLAY

Things to dowithTOTS Indoor, outdoor, rain or shine, Martha’s Vineyard has a wide range of events and activities that will surely satisfy the little tike in your life. Here’s some ways to keep your toddler dreaming of more time on MV. Flying Horses Carousel is the nation’s oldest operating carousel, where your kids will try their luck grabbing the coveted brass ring or enjoy a variety of other smaller rides and arcade games. Felix Neck Wild-life Sanctuary offers several parent/child programs, where kids can learn about the many animals in their saltwater tank or their Creature Feature program which combines a story, craft, and a look at the native “creature of the day.” Little Leona’s Pets and Supplies is nestled down a dirt road in West Tisbury.You can expect to be greeted by the store’s resident miniature horses and play with bunnies, guinea pigs and other cuddly creatures. Island Alpaca Farm, where animal lovers of all ages can get up-close and personal with these furry, friendly animals, watch them, interact with them, and assist with feedings. Featherstone Center for the Arts - Toddler Art Program encourages kids to explore clay, painting and architecture during a guided class Outdoor Parks. Spend an afternoon chasing your toddler in Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs and fly a kite or have a picnic there. Niantic Park in Oak Bluffs is a newly redone park with fun options for all ages. Enjoy Owen Park right on the water in Vineyard Haven, or the huge field and playground at Veterans Park just down the road. Popular too are the local elementary school’s impressive playgrounds which can be used after school and on the weekends. Get in the Pool. If your little one loves the water, try bringing them to one of our local pools for extra splashing and play time. The Mansion House Inn has an indoor pool with day passes available, or if you’re staying at the Harbor View Hotel or Winnetu Oceanside Resort be sure to take advantage of their expansive, family friendly outdoor pool areas. Fun Activities for a Rainy Day T here’s no reason to let a little rain dampen your good time on the Island! No matter what time of year you visit, no one ever comes to Martha’s Vineyard hoping it will rain. But here’s why it’s actually a blessing in disguise if it does: There are so many great things to do on Martha’s Vineyard when it rains, things you might not otherwise make the time to enjoy! So if you find yourself on our magical Island during rainy weather, check out these fun activities. 1 Featherstone Center for the Arts: Featherstone is the premier destination for all things art on Martha’s Vineyard. Its campus is both beautiful and large, and offers a robust variety of classes and workshops year-round for people of all ages. And don’t miss their great gallery openings! The Yard: Old Sculpin Gallery: Over 240 years old, this gallery and studio space is a piece of art in itself. It also offers children’s art classes and educational programs, and is home to Martha’s VineyardArtsAssociation. If you still want to be active while it’s raining, stop in for a community dance class at The Yard! Not feeling motivated to move? Check out one of their performances instead. Either way, you’re sure to have a great time. MV Ice Arena: Lace up your skates or rent a pair onsite, and take a spin on the ice at MVArena during their public skating hours throughout the week. Or, sign up to take a lesson. Take a Swim – Indoors! Both the YMCAof Martha’s Vineyard and the Mansion House Inn have indoor pools and offer day passes. You packed that bathing suit for a reason, use it! These are just some of the many fun things to do on Martha’s Vineyard when it rains. You can also see a movie at one of the numerous Island theaters; visit the local libraries and bookstores; check out the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, the Aquinnah Cultural Center, the Vineyard Haven Harbor Cultural District, and shop the countless unique stores, or dine at any one of our incredible restaurants. Want help finding the best of everything? Be sure to check out MVY.com for all your planning needs. – ByAela Mass 2019 -20 Travel Guide 61 2 3 4 5 Explore Our Local Libraries. Each of the six towns boast their own library, offering classes, music, workshops, and programs of all kinds for the whole family. Farm Institute offers a Barnyard Buddies program where your kids go egg collecting, interact in a bunny circle, feed the goats, enjoy farm story time, or a fun garden craft. PLAY

Charlie Utz SUMMER CAMPS continued Discover Nature at Felix Neck YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard 111R Edgartown-VH Road 508-696-7171 Fax: 508-696-6806 frontdesk@ymcamv.org ymcamv.org TENNIS Vineyard Youth Tennis 618 Barnes Rd, OB 508-693-7762 vytennis@vineyard.net vineyardyouthtennis.org Public Town Tennis Courts ED: Robinson Road OB: Niantic Avenue, Island Inn; Beach Road VH: Church Street, Lake Street WT: Old County Road Reservations recommended on-site sign-up may be available. WATER SPORTS & ACTIVITIES See On the Water Section, Page 66 508-627-4850 massaudubon.org/felifelixneck 62 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce massaudubon.org/felixneck WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary Off Edgartown-VH Rd., 100 Felix Neck Drive, ED 508-627-4850 Fax: 508-627-6052 felixneck@massaudubon.org massaudubon.org/felixneck See our ad this page. PLAY

BicyclingonMartha’sVineyard C hoosing to see the Island by bicycle is a great way to soak up the Vineyard’s character. Cycling also helps reduce auto traffic, preserves the environment, promotes fitness, and – best of all – is a lot of fun! More than 44 miles of bike trails and miles of roadways are available for cyclists to enjoy. While cycling is a great way to get around the Vineyard, all riders should adhere to all Massachusetts’ traffic laws and regulations and and take note of all warning signs. West Chop Loop West Tisbury to Vineyard Haven H F Violations of Massachusetts traffic laws are subject to fines, and police may impound the bicycles of cyclists under the age of 18. G Up-Island Route PLEASE NOTE: Narrow, rural roads are part of the Island’s charm, but they often have little or no shoulder for cyclists. Especially Up-Island, cyclists should evaluate their experience and comfort with riding in vehicular traffic that includes large trucks and buses. A. West Chop Loop: For a quick, scenic four-mile ride in Vineyard Haven, take Main Street out past the West Chop Lighthouse and loop back on either Main Street or Franklin Street. B. East Chop Drive: There is no off-road path for the three-mile trip from Vineyard Haven to Oak Bluffs, so you must share the road with cars and trucks, and it is a heavily traveled roadway. Be cautious, and consider taking East Chop Drive; while it’s a little longer, it’s much more scenic and less congested. C. Oak Bluffs to Edgartown: The sixmile Beach Road path from Oak Bluffs to Edgartown is the Island’s most popular ride offering scenic views of State Beach and Sengekontacket Pond. Note that the path is usually quite sandy. D. Edgartown to Vineyard Haven: To get directly from Edgartown to Vineyard Haven, use the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road path. Watch for vehicles crossing the path from side roads and driveways on this rolling, seven-mile trip. State E A B East Chop Drive C Beach Road Oak Bluffs to Edgartown Edgartown - Vineyard Hvn Rd D South Beach Route Download this map at MVY.com/bikingmv E. Edgartown to South Beach: Biking from Edgartown to South Beach avoids parking hassles, and there are paths with bike racks on both Katama and Herring Creek roads. Roads in Katama, like Edgartown Bay Road and Slough Cove Road, offer generally flat and pleasant riding. F. State Forest Loop: Four miles outside Edgartown, the path along Edgartown-West Tisbury Road takes you into the State Forest, where you can enjoy a beautiful loop of roughly ten miles around the forest. There is also a smaller loop of about three miles in the northeast corner of the forest. Both of these loops are easily accessible from Oak Bluffs (five miles away) and Vineyard Haven (about three miles). G. Up-Island Route: “Up-Island” towns of West Tisbury, Chilmark, and Aquinnah do not have multi-user paths. Most of the roads in these towns are narrow, winding, hilly, and suitable mainly for experienced cyclists. The scenery is terrific. H. West Tisbury to Vineyard Haven: To get fromWest Tisbury to Vineyard Haven, consider a detour on rolling, twisty Lambert’s Cove Road, and then take a left ontoWest Spring Street to avoid the heavy traffic on Upper State Road. 2019 -20 Travel Guide 63 PLAY

Five Great Hiking Trails on Martha’s Vineyard W ith dozens of trails that wind through the woods, along ocean fronts, and over bluffs, hiking on-Island is not your average hiking. Any season makes for a lovely hiking day, but foliage peeks later in the Autumn than on the mainland. Peter Simon 1. Great Rock Bight: A popular trail off North Road in Chilmark, this hike takes you a few moderately easy miles through the woods and to an incredible bluff overlooking Vineyard Sound. Its beach is only accessible by the foot path, so even during the summer, it’s never crowded. Trails are dog-friendly, so bring your pooch along! Great Rock Bight hiking trails with some of the most pristine vistas and vegetation. The winds off the south shore of the Island keep trees and shrubs mostly squat, and the main trail takes hikers right to the beach. If you’re lucky enough to hike the refuge during winter, you might just spot a Snowy Owl! Sorry, dogs not allowed. Haven Road, and the winding trails take you over small hills, through the woods, and to beautiful water views of Sengekontacket Pond — just a few easy miles will get you there! And if you bring your doggy, she’ll likely enjoy a playdate while there since this trail is a favorite among dog owners. LA Brown 2. Long Point Wildlife Refuge: One of the most magical places on Martha’s Vineyard, Long Point Wildlife Refuge has miles of Long Point Wildlife Refuge 3. Caroline Tuthill Preserve: This fun trail is a favorite among Islanders. It’s easy to get to, just off Edgartown-Vineyard 4. Menemsha Hills: This 211-acre preserve allows hikers to climb to the top of the secondhighest point on Martha’s Vineyard, and offers spectacular ocean views. Three miles of trails cover wetlands, woodland groves, open coastal plain, and a rocky ocean edge. Hikers will see goldenrod and beach plum helping anchor the dune cliffs above the beach, where rocks of every size dot the sand and line tide pools. And just beyond the northeast edge stands the remnants of a brick chimney, all that remains of a 19th-century brickworks. 5. John Presbury Norton Farm to Womesket Preserve: A magical place to hike in any season — and a fabulous place to snowshoe or cross - country ski during 64 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Norton Farm to Womesket Preserve Charlie Utz the winter — John Presbury Norton Farm’s trails bring hikers to the lovely Wompesket Preserve. This combo is home to easy hiking trails that meander through the woods, across open fields, and eventually to Blackwater Pond (where, if you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can pick up more trails and continue on). And leashed dogs are always welcome! I – Aela Mass 4 Menemsha Hills Charlie Utz information on hiking and to see a map ofall trails visit: MVY.com/hiking Download the TrailsMV App to see all Island trails PLAY

The Beaches of Martha’s Vineyard T he unspoiled charm of Martha’s Vineyard is probably best exemplified by its scenic beaches. Beaches vary from protected, shallow, clear-water stretches on the northern and eastern sides of the Island to expanses of rumbling surf along the south side of the Island. q e Aquinnah w r u AQUINNAH OqGay Head Cliffs and Beach y Chilmark t h ATLANTIC OCEAN l Some beaches are open to the public without restriction, while others are reserved for residents and summer visitors who are staying in the towns where the beaches are located. To use these town beaches, one needs a parking and/or beach permit. Permits can be obtained through the local town hall. BEACHES- Public and Private - by Town ff-limits. The Gay Head Cliffs are a national landmark and are seriously endangered by climbing on the cliffs and removal of clay. SwAquinnah Public Beach (Moshup Beach) FmB walk from the parking lot on a cleared trail. There is a $15 parking fee in summer. TeLobsterville Beach F SrPhilbin Beach $ wo miles of beautiful Vineyard Sound beach and dune land along Lobsterville Road. Includes a seagull nesting area, and is a favorite fishing spot. The beach is open to all, but parking is prohibited on Lobsterville Road. urf beach off Moshup Trail. Aquinnah residents only. CHILMARK CtLucy Vincent Beach $m hilmark section of south shore. Open to Chilmark residents and renters only. NyMenemsha Public Beach FmB2 CuSquibnocket Beach $m OAK BLUFFS AiEastville Beach Fm ext to Menemsha Harbor, a gentle beach with the clear, bright water. Open to all. hilmark section of south shore, a surf beach. Open to Chilmark residents and renters only. urf beach off Moshup Trail. The beach is approximately a ten-minute VINEYARD HAVEN AsLake Tashmoo Town Beach F7m t Herring Creek on Lake Tashmoo. Open to all. dOwen Park Beach F7B A harbor beach off Main Street, near the center of town. Open to all. Of Tisbury Town Beach F wen Little Way, next to the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club. Open to all. WEST TISBURY CgLambert’s Cove Beach $m cess via Waldron’s Bottom Road. Trustees of Reservations. Admission fee. EDGARTOWN ajEast Beach (Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge FmB nd Wasque Reservation) One of our best, located on Chappaquiddick Island. Open to all; however, subject to regulations of The Trustees of Reservations. AkFuller Street Beach F t the end of Fuller Street near Lighthouse Beach. Open to all. TlKatama Beach (South Beach) F7mB hree miles of barrier beach on the south shore at the end of Katama Road. Fine surf on one side, protected salt-pond on the other. Open to all. Vehicles with permits allowed on marked trails. t the bridge between Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. Open to all. CoOak Bluffs Town Beach F7mB2 A;Lighthouse Beach F alm, shallow water. The beach begins near the Steamship Authority dock and ends at the first jetty heading toward Edgartown, which is also where the handicap accessible ramp is located. The beach continues again about one mile southeast of the small inlet flowing into Sengekontacket Pond, and ends at Joseph Sylvia State Beach. Open to all. TaJoseph Sylvia State Beach F7m2 wo miles of clear, mild beach along Beach Road between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. (The section in Edgartown is called Bend-in-the-Road Beach.) Accessible by bicycle path. Open to all. harbor beach at Starbuck’s Neck, off North Water Street near the center of town. Open to all. Symbol Legend FOpen to Public $Town Resident Only Off limits 7Lifeguard mParking BRestrooms 2Handicapped Accessible 2019 -20 Travel Guide 65 onsidered by many to have the finest sand and clearest water on the north shore. West Tisbury residents and renters only. OhLong Point Beach (at Wildlife Refuge) Fm ffers swimming in Long Point Pond and at south beach. Summer acVineyard Haven VINEYARD SOUND g West Tisbury Edgartown s d f Pets are permitted on many of the beaches with restricted hours during the Summer season. i Please contact the individual towns for specific information. o Oak Bluffs a ! NANTUCKET SOUND k ; j PLAY

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Charlie Utz For everything you need to know about fishing on MV visit mvy.com/fishing BOAT & SAILING CHARTERS A Witch of Endor Sailing Charters Vineyard Haven Harbor, VH 774-521-8395 508-685-1212 sailwitchofendor@gmail.com sailwitchofendor.com Awesome Sailing...105ft Sloop MV 508-246-7034 508-693-8222 nvannes@comcast.net sailingmarthasvineyard.com Beamish Charters - Family Fun 241 State Rd., PO Box 631. VH 617-869-9135 nedricevh@gmail.com beamishcharters.com The Black Dog Tall Ships - Schooners Alabama & Shenandoah Black Dog Wharf, Beach Street Ext, VH 508-693-1699 office@theblackdogtallships.com theblackdogtallships.com Catboat Charters 1 Dock St., ED 508-524-6903 catboatkurt@yahoo.com catboatcharters.com Mad Max Sailing Adventures - Catamaran 31 Dock Street, ED 508-627-7500 madmaxmarina.com Magic Carpet - Island Classic Charters, Inc. - Sailboat Memorial Wharf, ED 508-627-2889 sailmagiccarpet.com Majic Yacht Charters Coast Guard Rd., MN 727-366-1905 508-955-9387 searobinus@yahoo.com MajicMV.com Martha’s Vineyard Sailing Charters Lake Tashmoo, VH 508-361-0484 missemmasails@yahoo.com mvsailingcharters.com My Brother Charters 72 Oak Bluffs Harbor, OB 774-836-7465 info@mybrothercharters.com mybrothercharters.com Pirate Adventures Martha’s Vineyard Dockside Marketplace and Marina, 12 Circuit Ave. Ext., OB 508-687-2739 ahoy@mvpirates.com mvpirates.com continued 2019 -20 Travel Guide 67 ON THE WATER

Charlie Utz BOAT & SAILING CHARTERS continued Plan Sea Adventures Boat Charter Dock St., ED 508-687-2003 info@plan-sea.com plan-sea.com Redhead Charters MV PO Box 184 WT 610-639-6510 RedheadChartersMV.com Sea Witch Sailing Charters Vineyard Haven Harbor, VH 508-631-6535 seawitchsailing@aol.com seawitchsailingcharters.com SV Resolute 455 State Rd, VH 508-923-7177 captain@sailthevineyard.com sailthevineyard.com BOAT RENTING & LEASING A-1 Martha's Vineyard OceanSports Dockside Marina OB 508-693-8476 mvoceansports.com Wind's Up! 199 Beach Road, VH 508-693-4252 508-693-4340 fun@windsupmv.com windsupmv.com See our ad this page. Sail - Paddle - Surf Rentals - Lessons Sales Sailing WindsurfingKayaks Canoes Paddleboards - 508-693-4252 Swimsuits - Snorkel Gear Wetsuits Surfboards Body Boards - Apparel - 199 Beach Rd. Vineyard Haven On the Lagoonwindsupmv.com -We Deliver! 68 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce ON THE WATER

Charlie Utz FISHING CHARTERS & PARTIES Done Deal Charters VH 508-737-5717 capt@donedealcharters.com donedealcharters.com Fishsticks Charters Cell 508-951-5288 508-645-2832 fishstickcharters@comcast.net fishsticksvineyardflyfishing.com See our ad this page. Menemsha Fishing Parties Dutcher Dock, Mn 508-645-2559 skylarkmenemsha@gmail.com menemshafishingpartyboat.com Party Boat "Skipper" Oak Bluffs Harbor, OB 508-693-1238 mvskipper.com See our ad on page 76. FISHING TACKLE DEALERS Captain Porky’s Bait & Tackle 13 Dock St., ED 508-627-7117 Fax: 508-627-1233 captporkyedgar@aol.com captporky.com Coop's Bait & Tackle 147 Edgartown-West Tisbury Road, ED 508-627-3909 coopsbaitandtackle@yahoo.com coopsbaitandtackle.com Dick's Bait & Tackle New York Avenue, OB 508-693-7669 Keep it Reel Bait and Tackle 2 East Chop Dr. OB 508-272-2455 keepitreelmv.com continued FISHSTICKS CHARTERS Light Tackle and Fly Fishing Striped Bass • Bluefish • bonito • albacore 508 645 2832 • 508 951 5288 Capt. Kurt Freund www.fishsticksvineyardflyfishing.com 2019 -20 Travel Guide 69 ON THE WATER

Charlie Utz GREAT FISHING on Vineyard Waters On Board The “SKIPPER”    VOTED #1 FISHING CHARTER FOR 14 YEARS Scup • Black Sea Bass • Fluke • Bluefish • An excellent choice for a family outing • Fishing trips departing 8-12 and 1-5 daily • All bait and tackle included • Kid friendly boat • Private fishing – private charters Call about out breathtaking Sunset Charters leaving from Oak Bluffs Harbor. $70 adults • $60 kids • Bring a cooler! (BYOB) Reservations advisable (508) 693-1238 y www.mvskipper.com a 70 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce KAYAKING Island Spirit Kayak State Beach, Little Bridge, OB 508-693-9727 chick@islandspiritkayak.com islandspiritkayak.com MARINAS Mad Max Marina 31 Dock Street, ED 508-627-7400 madmaxmarina.com Prime Marina Group 32 Herring Creek Rd, ED 508-627-6500 100 Lagoon Pond Rd, VH 508-693-4174 primemarina.com Tisbury Wharf 144 Beach Road, VH 508-693-9300 Fax 508-696-8436 tisburywharf.com STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING MV Paddle Co. Island Wide 508-739-5620 mvpaddleco@gmail.com mvpaddle.com ON THE WATER

John Piekos -Courtesy MVSB+BD B luefish, striped bass, bonito, false albacore, and Spanish mackerel can all be caught in-season from beaches and jetties on the Vineyard. In addition, white marlin, yellowfin tuna, football-sized bluefins, and shark are all within boat range. If you decide to go fishing with one of the experienced charter captains (see page 69) on the Island, you are almost certain to come home with a keeper, a fish a minimum of 28 inches long. If you prefer to fish from Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby. This month-long event, John Piekos -Courtesy MVSB+BD which begins in mid-September and ends in mid-October, celebrates its 74st anniversary in 2019, and attracts more than 3,300 entrants – men, women, and children annually. Rich in Vineyard fishing shore, a trip to one of the Island’s full-service bait and tackle shops (see page 69) will get you all the gear and insider’s advice you need. You’ll find that the proprietors have a vast information network that lets them pinpoint where the fish are running throughout the year. The first cool winds and shortening days of September set the stage for the annual fall migration, and the Vineyard’s premier tournament: the Annual Adam Darack - Courtesy MVSB+BD tradition, more than one thousand Islanders join hundreds of visitors in this tournament. More than just a fishing contest, it initiates a month when the common language is of wind, tides, and fish. Although the primary focus is on fishing, this tournament has become a grand and most unique fishing reunion, where during the day or under a canopy of stars, new friends are made and old friendships renewed. Finding a good spot to fish during the derby is never a problem. Any of the local tackle shops will be happy to help you out. For more information contact Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby Post Office Box 2101 • Edgartown, MA 02539 • 508-939-9341 • www.mvderby.com Follow on Twitter @mvderby • Facebook/mvderby 2019 -20 Travel Guide 71 ON THE WATER

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Peter Simon ART FESTIVALS The Vineyard Artisans Festivals PO Box 774, OB Andrea Rogers, Founder 508-693-7927 artisan02557@yahoo.com vineyardartisans.com ART GALLERIES, DEALERS & CONSULTANTS Alison Shaw Gallery 88 Dukes County Avenue, OB 508-696-7429 Fax 508-693-5829 info@alisonshaw.com alisonshaw.com David Hannon Fine Art Services PO Box 1530, VH 617-756-7476 hannonfinearts@gmail.com hannonfinearts.com Granary Gallery at the Red Barn 636 Old County Road, WT 508-693-0455 granary@vineyard.net granarygallery.com continued 2019 -20 Travel Guide 73 ARTS & CULTURE

ART GALLERIES, DEALERS & CONSULTANTS continued Julie Prazich, Artist - Gallery & Studio - Monoprint & Glass Fusion 562 Lambert's Cove Road, WT 619-432-2901 julieprazichart@gmail.com julieprazich.com Martha’s Vineyard Art Association Old Sculpin Gallery and Studio School 58 Dock Street, ED 508-627-4881 oldsculpin@gmail.com oldsculpingallery.org marthasvineyardartassociation.org Martha's Vineyard Glassworks 683 State Road, WT 508-693-6026 mvglassworks.com Night Heron Gallery 58 Main St., VH 508-696-9500 nightherongallery.com ART INSTRUCTION Featherstone Center for the Arts, Inc. Off Barnes Rd, 30 Featherstone Lane, OB 508-693-1850 featherstone@featherstoneart.org featherstoneart.org See our ad page 73. ART ORGANIZATIONS Pathways ARTS #9 State Road/Chilmark Tavern, CH 508-645-9098 PathwaysArtsMV@gmail.com pathwaysmv.org Vineyard Arts Project 215 Upper Main St., ED 508-413-2104 amelone@vineyardartsproject.org vineyardartsproject.org CONCERTS MV Chamber Music Society PO Box 4189, VH 508-696-8055 mvcms@vineyard.net mvcms.org 74 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Martha’s Vineyard Concert Series Island Wide MV 888-712-2929 adam@innovationae.com mvconcertseries.com CONCERT HALLS The Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center Edgartown Road, PO Box 1385, OB 508-693-1033 x 250. The Tabernacle Trinity Park, PO Box 1176, OB 508-693-0525 CULINARY TOURS AND EXPERIENCES Farm. Field. Sea. - An Island Culinary Adventure Island Wide, MV 917-841-0656 eat@ffsmv.com ffsmv.com FESTIVALS Martha's Vineyard Film Festival PO Box 592, CH 508-645-9599 info@tmvff.org tmvff.org Vineyard Artisans Festivals PO Box 774, OB 508-693-7927 artisan02557@yahoo.com vineyardartisans.com MOVIES Capawok Theater Main Street, VH 508-696-9369 mvfilmsociety.com Entertainment Cinemas - Edgartown 1 & 2 65 Main Street, ED 508-627-8008 entertainmentcinemas.com Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival PO Box 592, CH 508-645-9599 info@tmvff.org tmvff.org Martha’s Vineyard Film Center Home of the M.V. Film Society & M.V. International Film Festival 79 Beach Rd., VH 508-696-9369 rich@mvfilmsociety.com mvfilmsociety.com continued ARTS & CULTURE

MADEonMV offers an impressive variety of quality alpaca products and luxurious garments, many crafted with yarn made from the fleece of their own alpaca, including hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, slippers, socks, jackets, sweaters, blankets, toys, gifts, and much more. The products are as as cashmere and warmer, lighter, and hypo-allergenic. Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt Martha’sVineyard Sea Salt by Down IslandFarm. Owners Heidi and Curtis solarevaporate Atlantic Ocea water, resulting in delicious, briny cryst that make for the perfect addition to both savory and sweet eats. Their sea salt comes in a variety of flavors loaded with local ingredients. epha Wolfe Designs Stefanie’s keen sense of color and proportion combined with a simple yet sophisticated eye for design makes her creations unforgettable. Inspired by sea and sky, she brings her jewelry to life with glass in vivid hues and unexpected shapes. Austin Designs Rachel Austin Baumrin builds handmade textiles, including scarves, bags, accessories, and 100% organic and natural cotton herbal heat packs, eye pillows, and pocket pods hand crafted in small batches and are as therapeutic as they are beautiful. Chilmark Coffee ChilmarkCoffee coffee gurus Todd and Jenny Christy operate their smallbatch coffee roaster out of their home in Chilmark, ethically sourcing coffee beans from places like Ethiopia, Columbia and Guatemala, and the flavors they bring to their batches are exceptional. ome to hundreds of and food purveyors rove of distinctive, elicious things! Zelenkas makes amazin wristlets, clutches, totes, bags purses, prints, keychain bracelets and pillows with textile designs inspired by nature. These classy, affordable handmade items are widely popular among visitors and locals alike. Enchanted Chocolates in Oak Bluffs make some eavenly creations, including their infamous caramel and chocolate covered pretzel rod sprinkled, house-made toffee, and chocolate covered cranberries. Anything they make is out of this world! Murdick’s Fudge has been making fresh homemade fudge from the finest ingredients since 1978 in their three Island shops, and guests can enjoy the pleasure of watching it made fresh righ there. Vineyard Wick& Bath ineyardWick& Bath has prided itself on using chemical-free soy wax prodincluding candles, wax melts, lotions and soaps, in a variety of hypnotizing scents like Pistachio Macaron, Asian Plum, Citrus & Sage, and Lemon Lavender.We promise you’ll be hooked once you smell them. Mimi’s Hittin’ the Sauce Mark and Cathy Peters are longtime hot sauce creators of Mimi’s Hittin’ the Sauce, a line of hot sauce in their signature two varieties, Ha-Cha and Ha-Cha-Cha-Cha, each packed with fresh peppers and tomatoes. When you want an extra kick, a taste of the Vineyard, and an Whether you’re searching for a treat, a gift, or a one-of-a-kind keepsake, you’ll want to load up on these local goodies! Visit our website mvy.com to find more of these vendors and their products throughout the year. amazing flavor like no other, this is your stuff. 2019 -20 Travel Guide 75 ARTS & CULTURE

MOVIES continued The Strand Theater Oak Bluffs Ave, OB 508-696-9369 mvfilmsociety.com MUSEUMS Aquinnah Cultural Center Aquinnah Circle, AQ 508-645-7900 aquinnahcc@gmail.com wampanoagtribe.net/ Pages/Wampanoag_ACC/index Cottage Museum at The Martha's Vineyard Camp-Meeting Association 1 Trinity Park, OB 508-693-0525 mvcma.org See our ad page 77 Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Rd., VH 508-627-4441 Fax 508-627-4436 info@mvmuseum.org mvmuseum.org Vineyard Trust 99 Main Street, ED 508-627-4440 Alley's General Store, State Rd, WT 508-693-0088 Dr. Daniel Fisher House, Main Street, ED 508-627-4440 Flying Horses Carousel, Oak Bluffs Avenue, OB 508-693-9481 The Grange, State Road, WT 508-627-4440 Old Whaling Church, Main Street, ED 508-627-4440 Vincent House Museum, Main Street, ED 508-627-4440 mvpreservation.org MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Island Music 58 Main St., VH 508-693-8596 mv-islandmusic.com MUSICIANS & ENTERTAINERS David Hannon Jazz PO Box 1530, VH 617-756-7476 hannonfinearts@gmail.com davidhannonjazz.com John Alaimo - Pianist 508-693-5444 alaimomusic@gmail.com johnalaimomusic.com 76 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Jon Bates Band 6 Essex Court, ED 508-627-9583 800-689-8910 jonbatesband@gmail JonBates.com MV Chamber Music Society 508-696-8055 mvcms.org The Vineyard Sound 866-846-7686 vineyardsoundbm@gmail.com vineyardsound.org NEWSPAPERS Martha’s Vineyard Times 30 Beach Rd. VH 508-693-6100 editor@mvtimes.com mvtimes.com Vineyard Gazette 34 South Summer St. ED 508-627-4311 Fax: 508-627-7444 news@mvgazette.com vineyardgazette.com NIGHT LIFE Atlantic Fish & Chop House 2 Main St., Edg 508-627-7001 atlanticmv.com The Barn Bowl & Bistro 13 Uncas Ave., OB 508-696-9800 Fax 508-338-2139 info@thebarnmv.com thebarnmv.com Coop De Ville Restaurant Oak Bluffs Harbor, OB 508-693-3420 coopdevillemv.com Fishbones Oak Bluffs Harbor, OB 508-696-8227 fishbonesmv.com See our ad page 43. Harbor View Hotel 131 N Water St., ED 508-627-7000 harborviewhotel.com See our ad page 33. continued ARTS & CULTURE

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NIGHT LIFE - continued Island House Bar & Grill 11 Circuit Ave., OB 508-693-4516 mvislandhouse.com Lobersterville Bar & Grille 8 Circuit Ave. Extension, OB 508-696-0099 lobstervillebar@gmail.com lobstervillemv.com The Loft 9 Oak Bluffs Ave., OB 508-696-3000 loftob.com Lookout Tavern 8 Seaview Ave. Extension, OB 508-696-9844 lookouttavern@comcast.net lookoutmv.com See our ad page 43. MV Chowder Company 9 Oak Bluffs Ave., OB 508-696-3000 info@mvchowder.com mvchowder.com Newes From America 23 Kelley St., ED 508-627-4397 kelley-house.com/dining Ocean View Restaurant 16 Chapman Ave., OB 508-693-2207 Fax: 508-696-1902 oceanviewrestaurantmv.com See our ad page 43. Offshore Ale Company Kennebec Ave., (Opposite the Post Office), OB 508-693-2626 offshoreale.com The Ritz MV 4 Circuit Ave., OB 508-693-9851 theritzmv.com Rockfish 11 North Water St., ED 508-627-9967 rockfishedgartown.com Seafood Shanty 31 Dock St., ED 508-627-8622 info@theseafoodshanty.com theseafoodshanty.com 78 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Sharky’s Cantina 31 Circuit Ave., OB 508-693-7501 266 Upper Main Street ED 508-627-6565 sharkyscantina.com The Tabernacle PO Box 1176, OB 508-693-0525 mvcma.org/tabernacle The Wharf Pub & Restaurant Lower Main St., ED 508-627-9966 wharfpub@gmail.com wharfpubmv.com PHOTOGRAPHERS Bob Gothard 36 Oak Tree Lane, VH 305-439-1383 marthasvineyardarchitectural photographer.com/index.html David Welch Photography ED, 508-939-0596 508-939-3438 mail@dwpmv.com dwpmv.com See our ad page 79. Emily Drazen Photography – Portraits, Weddings and Fine Art 917-592-8398 Emily@edrazenphoto.com edrazenphoto.com LA Brown Photography PO Box 151, OB 508-627-1977 redlab@labphoto.com labphoto.com See our ad page 80. Louisa Gould Photography & Gallery 54 Main Street, VH 508-693-7373 lg@louisagould.com louisagould.com Mila Lowe Photography 108 Oak Lane, PO Box 914, WT 508-560-6312 milena.lowe.photography@gmail.com milalowe.com Nicole Friedler Photography 38 North Water St., ED, 508-274-2399 nicole@nicolefriedler.com nicolefriedler.com continued ARTS & CULTURE

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PHOTOGRAPHERS - continued Peter Simon Photography & Simon Gallery 54 Main Street, VH 508-560-1358 peter@petersimon.com petersimon.com See our ad this page. Randi Baird Photography 11 Rock Pond Rd., PO Box 1022, WT 508-696-5335 508-505-5909 studio@randibaird.com randibaird.com Wayne Smith Photography PO Box 634, WT 508-696-7461 wayne@waynesmithphotography.com waynesmithphotography.com PICTURE FRAMERS Sharon Custom Framing 43 Chickawaukee St., OB 508-696-3126 RADIO STATIONS Friends of MVY Radio 88.7 FM PO Box 1148, VH 508-693-5000 Fax: 508-693-8211 info@mvyradio.com Live Webcast: mvyradio.com WCAI 90.1 FM 508-548-9600 Listener Line: 508-548-9600 ext. 103 capeandislands.org THEATER COMPANIES Island Theatre Workshop PO Box 1893, VH 508-737-8550 itwonmv@gmail.com itwmv.org Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse 24 Church Street, PO Box 2452, VH 508-696-6300 info@vineyardplayhouse.org vineyardplayhouse.org The Yard Creative Theater, with Music & Movement Off Middle Road, CH 508-645-9662 admin@dancetheyard.org dancetheyard.org WEATHERVANES Tuck & Holand Metal Sculptors 275 State Road, PO Box 1832, VH Phone/Fax 508-693-3914 info@tuckandholand.com tuckandholand.com The SIMONGALLERY Featuring theHandcrafted Jewelry,Metal &Bead Sculpture ofRonni Simon, and the Photographic Art, Books and VineyardCalendars ofPeter Simon Daily 11-5 or by Open appointment ronnisimon.com • petersimon.com 54 Main Street, Vineyard Haven • 508 325-2242 2019 -20 Travel Guide 81 ARTS & CULTURE

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ACUPUNCTURE Drift Acupuncture & Wellness At Divine Med Spa Downtown Edgartown 508-677-5981 driftacupuncture@gmail.com driftacupuncture.com BEAUTY SALONS Caleen's Day Spa 31 Beach Road, Suite 103A, VH (Next to Maggie's Salon) 508-693-2898 caleensdayspa@vineyard.net CaleensDaySpa.com Circuit Style Salon 47 Circuit Ave., OB 508-693-7542 circuitstyle@live.com circuitstylesalon.com The Hair Studio 13 Union Street, VH 508-693-8665 Maggie's Salon 31 Beach Road, Suite 103a, VH 508-693-CURL maggiessalon@vineyard.net maggiessalon.com Panache Salon 5 Cournouyer Road, WT 508-696-8868 panachesaloninc@gmail.com panachesalonmv.com Sea Spa Salon 38 North Water St., Nevin Square, ED 508-627-8953 seaspasalonmv.com COSMETICS Arianna Skin Care 29 Winter St., Nevin Square, ED 508-939-4465 almora@gmail.com ariannabeauty.com FITNESS CENTERS CrossFit Martha’s Vineyard 114 Cook Road, - Just off State Road, VH 518-727-9827 crossfitmv@gmail.com crossfitmarthasvineyard.com YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard 111R Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, VH 508-696-7171 Fax: 508-696-6806 frontdesk@ymcamv.org ymcamv.org HEALTH & WELLNESS Amid the Waters Chiropractic - MV’s Mobile Chiropractor 12 Mariners Way, ED 630-939-1019 drbryanmcshea@gmail.com amidthewaters.com Vineyard Complementary Medicine 489 State Road, WT 508-693-3800 Fax: 508-693-7473 info@vineyardwellness.com vineyardwellness.com MASSAGE Betsy's Hands Reflexology VH, 508-696-6060 774-563-0036 betsyshands@gmail.com betsyshands.com Center for Therapeutic Massage 76 Main St., VH 508-693-8020 mvmassage@gmail.com mvmassage.com Eclipse Massage Therapy - Mobile Massage and Yoga Service PO Box 978, WT 617-935-6499 eclipsemassagetherapy@gmail.com eclipsemv.com Kim Hilliard, LMT Therapeutic Massage VH, 508-693-4430 mvymassage@gmail.com marthasvineyardmassage.com PHARMACIES Conroy Apothecary I 82 Pennacook Ave., OB 508-696-0700 I 459 State Road, WT 508-693-7070 Fax: 508-693-7071 conroyapothecary@yahoo.com conroyapothecary.net Leslie's Drug Store 65 Main St., VH 508-693-1010 lesliesdrugstore.com Vineyard Scripts 117 Beach Road, VH 508-693-7979 vineyardscripts.com SPA SERVICES Divine Med Spa 12A North Water St. ED 508-627-0352 info@divinemv.com divinemv.com Healing Hands Massage & Body Work 781-425-5464 info@healinghandsmv.com healinghandsmv.com The Spa @ The Mansion House 9 Main St., VH 508-693-2200 ext 105 800-332-4112 spa@mvmansionhouse.com mvmansionhouse.com/ marthas-vineyard-spa 2019 -20 Travel Guide 83 HEAD to TOE

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W hen you select Martha’s Vineyard as the destination, you can feel confident that the wedding of your dreams can come true! Substantial or intimate, formal or barefoot on the beach, in a church, by a lighthouse or under a shear white tent, plentiful options are available for every couple! Wedding magic is often in the details. On the Vineyard, you can rest assured that the planners, caterers, photographers, musicians, hoteliers, officiants and more will deliver the perfect experience for you and your guests. Not only will the happy couple and their guests enjoy the natural beauty of the Vineyard, Photos by Larisa Stinga for My Vineyard Elopement & Weddings (all 3) 2019 -20 Travel Guide but the Island also offers a vibrant arts and culture scene, one of a kind boutique shopping, every water activity imaginable, biking, hiking, birding and good, old-fashioned fun! And we haven’t even mentioned the world class dining, specializing in local produce, dairy and the freshest, mouthwatering offerings from the land and sea! Why do magical moments abound here? Because your idea of romance is a natural backdrop of stunning beauty, exquisitely fresh, local cuisine, beachy-chic accommodations and the sounds of the surf. Choose Martha’s Vineyard: distinctive, one of a kind, romantic – just like you! 85 WEDDINGS

Photos by Larisa Stinga for My Vineyard Elopement & Weddings (two above, & opposite top right) CATERERS, BAKERS & SPECIALTY FOODS Bill Smith’s Martha’s Vineyard Clambake Co. 10 North Line Rd., ED 508-627-8809 877-262-0310 mvclambake.com Blue Crab Kitchen 20 Union Street, VH 774-549-2255 hello@bluecrabkitchen.com bluecrabkitchen.com Buckley’s Gourmet Catering MV 508-693-3318 buckleyscatering@live.com buckleyscatering.com Cakes by Liz 15 Eastline Rd., Airport Business Park, ED 508-696-8444 cakes@vineyard.net cakesbyliz.com Chef Deon’s Kitchen 14 Townicut Ave., OB 508-693-9261 chefdeonskitchen@gmail.com Food Minded Fellow PO Box 2344, OB 508-687-0223 foodmindedfellow@gmail.com foodmindedfellow.com V Jaime Hamlin Catering & Party Design 71 Lake St., VH 508-560-4364 508-693-6313 vjaimehamlin@gmail.com vhamlincatering.com 86 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Kitchen Porch - Catering Back Porch Larder - Take Out Foods 14 A Street Edgartown 508-645-5000 kitchenporch.com Little Rock Farm Catering 3 Little Rock Way, VH 508-693-5651 littlerockfarmgranola@verizon.net New Moon Magick Enchanted Chocolates 4 Chapman Ave., OB 508-693-8331 info@newmoonmagick.net newmoonmagick.net Premier Chef Services 258 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd., ED 920-737-5752 contact@premierchefservices.com premierchefservices.com Smoak Pig Roast & Catering PO Box 2455, VH 508-560-2084 smoakbbq.com Tea Lane Caterers 8-B Clambelly Rd., Chilmark 508-645-FOOD (3663) Fax 508-645-2022 dee@tealanecaterers.com tealanecaterers.com Val Cakes PO Box 2453, ED 508-274-0396 valcakes@comcast.net WEDDINGS

David Welch LA Brown FLOWERS Cottage Garden ED 508-627-3528 cottage@vineyard.net cottagegarden.vineyard.net Donaroma’s Florist Greenhouse Nursery & Landscaping Services ED 508-627-3036 Fax: 508-627-7855 flowers@donaromas.com donaromas.com Island Ambiance At Studioshop 99 Dukes Co. Ave., OB 774-563-0824 islandambiance@yahoo.com island-ambiance.com Morrice Florist, Inc. 149 State Road, VH 508-693-0392 emily@morriceflorist.com morriceflorist.com Zinnias 4 U 343 State Rd., WT 508-364-3409 zinnias4u@gmail.com WEDDING & MARRIAGE OFFICIANTS John S. Alley, Justice of the Peace State Road, WT 508-693-2950 alleys@vineyard.net First Congregational Church of West Tisbury - Rev. Cathlin Baker PO Box 3000, PMB 3111, State Road, WT 508-693-2842 Fax: 508-693-8671 wtiscong@comcast.net wtcongregationalchurch.org Laura B. Johnston, Justice of the Peace 5 Troy St., OB 508-693-8170 clerkgirl@verizon.net James S. Pringle, Justice of the Peace 125 Clover Hill Drive, VH 508-693-3224 pringlemv@gmail.com Vows on the Vineyard Island Wide MV 617-943-9648 info@vowsonthevineyard.com vowsonthevineyard.com continued 2019 -20 Travel Guide 87 WEDDINGS

David Welch Mila Lowe WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS See Arts & Culture, Photographers page 78. WEDDING PLANNERS & CONSULTANTS B. Edelin Event Planning PO Box 1541, 115 Pondview Drive, OB 617-480-7828 Fax: 508-693-0080 bedelin@aol.com bedelinevents.com Blue Lane Events PO Box 1324, OB 508-687-2688 info@bluelaneevents.com bluelaneevents.com KG Events & Design 12 N. Water St., ED 774-549-9946 office@kgeventsdesign.com kgeventsdesign.com My Vineyard Elopement & Weddings 455 State Rd., #185, VH 508-693-1706 Jackie@myvineyardconcierge.com myvineyardelopement.com Vows on the Vineyards Island Wide MV 617-943-9648 info@vowsonthevineyard.com vowsonthevineyard.com WEDDING INVITATIONS Martha’s Vineyard Calligraphy PO Box 1531, VH 508-693-1798 marthasvineyardcalligraphy@gmail.com marthasvineyardcalligraphy.blogspot.com WEDDING SERVICES Classy Comforts - Portable Restrooms PO Box 1906 4 Hye Way ED 617-797-1900 800-912-2737 classycomforts@yahoo.com classycomforts.com 88 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Mila Lowe Dottie's Potties 15 Merchants Ct. VH 508-693-1135 Fax: 508-696-0970 MacielAndSonsInc@gmail.com DottiesPotties.org Eugene Hingis, Videographer 39 Circuit Ave., OB 508-524-0901 evmisch@gmail.com evmisch.com Seaside Celebrations Tent & Party Rentals PO Box 2775, VH 508-693-0556 Fax 508-693-7380 info@seasidecelebrations.com seasidecelebrations.com Tilton Rental 147 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, VH 508-693-9173 tiltontents@verizon.net tiltontents.com Vineyard Selfies PO Box 1389, VH 508-889-6115 Fax 508-696-5257 vineyardselfies@gmail.com vineyardselfies.com WeddingsMV.com PO Box 4500, VH 713-825-5190 info@weddingsmv.com weddingsmv.com WEDDING VENUES Ashley Inn 129 Main St., ED 508-627-9655 relax@ashleyinn.net ashleyinn.net Beach Plum Inn 50 Beach Plum Lane, Menemsha 508-645-9454 events@beachpluminn.com beachpluminn.com WEDDINGS

Peter Simon LA Brown Captain Flanders House 440 North Rd., Chilmark 508-645-3123 mail@captainflandersinn.com captainflandersinn.com Duck Inn 10 Duck Pond Way, Aquinnah 508-645-9018 duckinnonmv.com First Congregational Church of West Tisbury State Road, WT 508-693-2842 wtiscong@comcast.net wtcongregationalchurch.org Harbor View Hotel 131 N. Water St., ED 508-627-7000 877-249-5925 harborviewhotel.com See our ad page 33. Isabelle’s Beach House 83 Seaview Ave., OB 508-693-3955 800-674-3129 isabellesbeachhouse@yahoo.com isabellesbeachhouse.com Island Inn 30 Island Inn Rd., OB 508-693-2002 800-863-8415 islandinn.com See our ad page 36. Lambert’s Cove Inn, Farm & Restaurant Lambert’s Cove Rd., WT 800-535-0272 hello@lambertscoveinn.com lambertscoveinn.com L’etoile 22 North Water St., ED 508-627-5187 letoilemv@gmail.com letoile.net Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society 35 Panhandle Rd., PO Box 73 WT 508-693-9549 Fax: 508-693-5144 admin@mvasmv.org marthasvineyardagriculturalsociety.org Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center 130 Center St VH 508-693-0745 mvhc.us Martha’s Vineyard Museum – East Chop & Edgartown Lighthouses 508-627-4441 info@mvmuseum.org mvmuseum.org Menemsha Inn & Cottages 12 Menemsha Inn Rd., Menemsha 508-645-2521 info@innsatmenemsha.com menemshainn.com The Tabernacle Oak Bluffs 508-693-0525 programs@mvcma.org mvcma.org Tashmoo Spring Building 400 West Spring St., VH 508-693-3187 springbuildingmv@tisburyma.gov Trinity United Methodist Worship Center (UMC-MV) 40 Trinity Park, OB 508-693-4424 umcmvoffice@comcast.net umc-mv.org Vineyard Harbor Motel 60 Beach Rd., VH 508-693-3334 info@vineyardharbormotel.us vineyardharbormotel.us See our ad page 40. Vineyard Haven Yacht Club 45 Owen Little Way, VH 508-693-3080 vhyc.org Vineyard Trust: Representing The Dr. Daniel Fisher House - Main St., ED The Grange (Old Agricultural Hall) State Road, WT The Old Whaling Church - 89 Main St., ED Union Chapel - 55 Narragansett Ave., OB 508-627-4440 mvpreservation.org/weddings Winnetu Oceanside Resort at South Beach 31 Dunes Rd., ED 508-310-1733 winnetu.com 2019 -20 Travel Guide 89 WEDDINGS

MEETING & EVENT PLANNING LA Brown W hile Martha’s Vineyard may be famous as a destination for play, the natural beauty of Martha’s Vineyard is the perfect backdrop for your corporate retreat, special event, class or family reunion and more! And the good news is, there’s an event experience to fit nearly every budget. As a 4-season destination, Martha’s Vineyard offers one-of-a-kind experiences that make your special event or meeting memorable. With easy access from Boston, Providence, Hartford, New York City and Washington D.C., and every technology and support already on the Island, your event is sure to be like no other! Concierge Services: Bidde Takk Travel PO Box 501 OB 617-774-7195 jill@biddetakktravel.com biddetakktravel.com M.V. Escapes Concierge PO Box 1213 OB 508-930-9839 carolbfurr@aol.com mvescapesconcierge.com My Vineyard Concierge & Events 455 State Road #185 VH 508-693-1706 jackie@myvineyardconcierge.com MyVineyardConcierge.com Event Planners: B.Edelin Event Planning PO Box 1541 115 Pondview Drive OB 617-480-7828 Fax 508-693-0080 bedelin@aol.com bedelinevents.com Blue Lane Events PO Box 1324, OB 508-687-2688 info@bluelaneevents.com bluelaneevents.com KG Events & Design 12 North Water St. ED 774-549-9946 office@kgeventsdesign.com kgeventsdesign.com Nicole Friedler 90 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce

Location MEETING & EVENT VENUES Town Phone Web America Legion Post VH 508-693-9257 None Ashley Inn Beach Plum Inn & Restaurant Edgartown Library Farm Neck ED 508-627-9655 ashleyinn.net MN 508-645-9454 beachpluminn.com ED 508-627-4221 edgartownlibrary.org OB 508-693-3560 farmneck.net Grange Hall Theater WT 508-627-4440 mvpreservation.org Harbor View Hotel Harborside Inn Capacity 98 25 20-250 100 25-185 First Congregational WT 508-693-2842 wtcongregationalchurch.org Sanctuary: 150 Church of West Tisbury Parish House: 50 125 ED 508-627-7000 harborviewhotel.com Edgartown Rm: 200 Menemsha Rm: 50, Chilmark Rm: 60 ED 508-627-4321 theharborsideinn.com Meetings: 30 Events: 100 Homeport Restaurant MN 508-645-2679 homeportmv.com Island Inn 20-150 OB 508-693-2002 IslandInn.com Nantucket Rm: 120-200 Katama Rm: 30-60 Lambert’s Cove Inn, WT 800-535-0272 lambertscoveinn.com Farm& Restaurant Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Martha’s Vineyard Museum Menemsha Inn MV Hebrew Center WT 508-693-9549 marthasvineyard agriculturalsociety.org VH 508-627-4441 mvmuseum.org CH 508-645-2521 menemshainn.com VH 508-693-0745 mvhc.us OB 508-693-9433 oakbluffslibrary.org Meetings: 50 Events: 250 20-250 MV Performing Arts Center OB 508-693-1033 mvrhs.org/performing-arts Oak Bluffs Library Steamship Authority The Loft ED 508-627-4440 mvpreservation.org VH 508-693-9130 steamshipauthority.com 1st Rm: 150, 2nd Rm: 150 791 1st Rm: 16 2nd Rm: 68 Ocean View Restaurant OB 508-693-2207 oceanviewrestaurantmv.com 5-180 OldWhaling Church The Barn, Bowl & Bistro OB 508-696-9800 thebarnmv.com OB 508-696-3000 loftob.com Trinity United Methodist OB 508-693-4424 umc-mv.org Union Chapel OB 508-627-4440 mvpreservation.org Vineyard Harbor Motel VH 508-693-3334 vineyardharbormotel.us Vineyard Haven Library VH 508-696-4211 vhlibrary.org West Tisbury Library WT 508-693-3366 westtisburylibrary.org Winnetu ED 508-310-7823 winnetu.com 470 25 12-275 120-400 70 400 80 1st Rm: 10, 2nd Rm: 50 1st Rm: 6 2nd Rm: 10 From 8 to 145 To see more Event & Meeting venues visit mvy.com/events 2019 -20 Travel Guide 91 Indoor: 80 Outdoor: 250 100-1667 MEETING & EVENT PLANNING

The West Chop Lighthouse Peter Simon 92 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce

The Gay Head Lighthouse Michael Blanchard/The Crossroads Gallery T he five lighthouses on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard represent the most diverse group in a small, contained area in the country, according to lighthouse enthusiasts. All of the lighthouses are on the north side of the Island: they look out over Vineyard Sound and Nantucket Sound, and over the entrance to Edgartown Harbor and Cape Poge. The West Chop Lighthouse was the Island’s last manned light. The lighthouse was built in 1817, and in 1838 the wooden building was replaced by the present brick structure. It was moved back from the edge of the 60-foot-high bluff in 1848 and again in 1891. Today, the small caretaker’s cottage at its foot is occupied by Coast Guard personnel. The East Chop Lighthouse in Oak Bluffs stands on the site of one of the first telegraph signals, set up in 1828. Signals from Nantucket were received here and relayed on to Woods Hole, Bournedale, South Plymouth, Duxbury, Marshfield, and Dorchester Heights. A series of raised and lowered arms and flags conveyed news about cargos of ships arriving at Nantucket. In the mid-1800s, Captain Silas Daggett built a privately owned lighthouse on East Chop. It was funded by local merchants who sailed in the area and by some of the ships passing through. Many, however, refused to pay a fee after they arrived safely in port and this lasted only six years. In 1875, the U.S. government bought the lighthouse and the present cast-iron structure was built on the cliff 79 feet above the sea. Until 1988, when it was painted white, the East Chop Light was fondly called the Chocolate Lighthouse, for its brown-red color. The original Edgartown Lighthouse was built in 1828, on a small man-made island in the Edgartown harbor. An Act of Congress allocated money to build it 1⁄4 mile from shore. Later, $5,500 was appropriated to complete the project and Seth Vincontinued 2019 -20 Travel Guide 93 LIGHTHOUSES

The East Chop Lighthouse LA Brown cent was paid $80 for a right of way to the tower. For the first year, the only way to get to the light was by boat, but another $2,500 was allocated to build a foot bridge. The first structure was replaced in 1938 by one that was rafted to the Vineyard from Ipswich. Although the new light was placed on the original site, sand had filled in the area between the island and the shoreline, and the current Edgartown Lighthouse stands on shore. The Gay Head Lighthouse has always been perilously close to the ever-eroding cliffs. The red brick light was built in 1844 to replace a wooden tower authorized by President John Quincy Adams. In 1856, the marvelous Fresnel lens with its 1,009 prisms was installed, after having been proudly exhibited at the World’s Fair in Paris. It is now preserved at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, and is lighted every evening after dark. The Cape Poge Lighthouse is by far the Island’s most remote, built in 1801 when an act of Congress appropriated $2,000 for it. The original lighthouse was made of The Cape Poge Lighthouse Peter Simon 94 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce wood and had a small caretaker’s cottage. By 1838, the building was destroyed by the ravaging sea and rebuilt farther inland. It lasted only 50 years before the sea again LIGHTHOUSES

claimed it and it was rebuilt, with a change from reflector lamps to red and white revolving prisms. The sea would not be denied, and reclaimed the lighthouse in 1892. It was rebuilt as a 33-foot-tall tower that lasted only another 35 years. The present white wooden structure was built in 1922, and is 55 feet high with a light visible for a distance of 12 miles. In 1985 it gained the distinction of being the first entire lighthouse to be moved by helicopter; in 1997 the lantern was again moved by helicopter for repairs. The lighthouse’s present site is 300 feet from the ever-hungry sea. The Trustees of Reservations (508-6273599) offer tours of the Cape Poge Lighthouse. The Gay Head, East Chop, and Edgartown Lighthouses are maintained by the Martha’s Vineyard Museum (508-627-4441) under a 30-year lease with the United States Coast Guard. The Gay Head and East Chop Lighthouses are open for sunset tours from late June through mid-September, from 1 1⁄2 hours before sunset to 1⁄2 hour after. The Edgartown lighthouse opened to the public in 2008 and is open daily. The lighthouses are available for wedding ceremonies and other special events; call the Martha’s Vineyard Museum at 508-627-4441. Tax-deductible donations to help save the lights may be designated as “lighthouse donations” and mailed to The Martha’s Vineyard Museum, PO Box 1310, Edgartown, MA 02539. DID YOU KNOW...? In May 2015 workers successfully moved the Gay Head lighthouse 129 feet away from the eroding cliffs, buying at least 150 years before erosion may require another move inland. The 400-ton tower survived the move without a single crack. For more information and to see a fascinating video of the move, click on: gayheadlight.org The Gay Head Lighthouse The Edgartown Lighthouse Peter Simon Peter Simon 2019 -20 Travel Guide 95 LIGHTHOUSES

Peter Simon H ave you ever milked a cow? Or gathered still-warm eggs from a hen house? Or seen how wool from sheep is spun into yarn? Martha’s Vineyard offers affordable, family-fun, educational activities and opportunities to learn about the production Down Island Farm | MV Sea Salt 280 Takemmy Path VH 508-560-3315 downislandfarm@gmail.com mvseasalt.com Island Alpaca Company 1 Head of Pond Rd, OB Ph/Fax: 508-693-5554 info@islandalpaca.com islandalpaca.com Morning Glory Farm 290 West Tisbury Road, ED 508-627-9003 Fax: 508-627-3955 morninggloryfarm@verizon.net morninggloryfarm.com 96 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce of food and agricultural products and the Island’s long and proud farming heritage. Activities include hayrides, corn mazes, pick-your-own operations, farm stands, tours, farm chores, horseback riding and the Agricultural Fair in August. Native Earth Teaching Farm 94 North Road, CH 508-645-3304 nativeearthteachingfarm.org The Trustees - The Farm Institute PO Box 2106, VH 508-693-7662 islands@thetrustees.org thetrustees.org/MV See our ad page 18. To see an interactive map of all farms visit mvy.com/farms

How to Eat Like a Local on Martha’s Vineyard in 10 Easy Steps M artha’sVineyard is known for a lot of reasons: picturesque beaches, stunning sunrises and sunsets, incredible water sports and outdoor activities, boating, fishing, biking, shopping, arts, culture, and not least of all, FOOD. With nearly 35 working farms, 10 oyster farms, 8 fresh fish markets, and dozens of farm-to-table restaurants, Martha’s Vineyard is a perfect place for today’s foodie. With such abundance, it’s hard to go wrong — but if you really want to get down and eat like a local, here’s how to do it. Hit Up the West Tisbury Farmers Market Twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays, you can discover the bounty of Martha’s Vineyard all in one simple location at the West Tisbury Farmers Market. Peruse the richest greens, veggies, and fruits you’re likely to see anywhere. Taste samples of sauces, salsas, oils, cheeses, baked goods — and shake the hand that feeds you at this iconic Vineyard market where farmers and foodies come together. You seriously can’t go wrong with anything you decide to bring home. Grab Island-Made Yogurt from Mermaid Farm Drive on up to the cutest self-serve farm stand in Chilmark for the best locally made yogurt you’ll ever have the pleasure of tasting. Mermaid m’s yogurt is the only yogurt made right here on the Island, and you can taste the magic of Martha’s Vineyard with every spoonful. Indulge in Raw Milk and Craft Cheese from Grey Barn Farm Mosey on down the road a bit, and find your way to Grey Barn Farm. Not only is this barn’s design architecturally award-winning, but it’s also home to the Island’s most incredible craft cheeses and raw milk. Prufrock, oh Prufrock. Get to Grey Barn and you’ll be singing the same. Hit up The Food Truck for a tasty lunch From the fall through the end of the spring, visitors can enjoy what locals already know to be a great spot for a fresh & delicious lunch. The Food Truck, owned by Chef Josh Arione, serves up quick food that doesn’t compromise on quality. When you go, be sure to order the lemonrosemary sea salt fries. You’ll never have anything like them anywhere else Season It All With Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt Speaking of sea salt, Martha’s Vineyard’s Down Island Farm is home to the incredible production of Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt.You’ll never have a tastier and fresher salt than theirs. Choose from flavors like Local Smoked Oak, Blueberry Honey, Lemon Dill, and of course, traditional sea salt. No matter what you use this outrageous salt of the sea on, your food will thank you for it. Fresh-Caught Lobster Boil from Net Result Why not let someone else prepare the lobster for you? For over 30 years, Net Result has been bringing Islanders super fresh lobsters and seafood. Plus, they’ll cook (and crack!) the lobster – done right with mussels and clams – right there at the market for you. Sit down at their outside picnic tables and dig in to this Vineyard tradition Raw Oysters from Larsen’s Fish Market Head to the Island’s quaint fishing village of Menemsha and have the good folks at Larsen’s Fish Market shuck you a dozen local oysters. But warning: You’ll never be able to eat oysters anywhere but Martha’s Vineyard again, because these local treats are the best you will ever have. Local Beef Burger at Scottish Bakehouse Quite possibly the best burger on Martha’s Vineyard, this deliciousness hails from the unassuming Scottish Bakehouse in West Tisbury. Made fresh with local beef, Island greens, tomato, and mayo on a house-made English muffin, it’s beyond delicious in its simplicity. Pairing a burger with an English muffin may seem odd at first, but this is no regular English muffin – and it’s certainly no regular burger. Enjoy a Locally Made Baked Treat from Morning Glory Farm Don’t forget about the sweet treats of Martha’s Vineyard, so many of which are superbly done by Morning Glory Farm. From pies baked with in-season fruit, iconic banana bread, and fresh cookies, you could almost make dessert a meal in itself here! Insider’s tip: Swing by one of the local ice cream shops and pick some up to have with your pie. Heaven in the mouth. Dinner Out at Any Number of Farmand-Sea-to-Table Restaurants One of the great things about Martha’s Vineyard is that you can be a local food lover and still treat yourself to a delicious meal out, because so many of the Island’s restaurants source local meats, fish, greens, and dairy from different farms around the Island. So sit back, enjoy a glass of wine or a signature cocktail, and let a chef prepare a perfect Island meal for you. ■ – Aela Mass Interested in the ultimate foodie experience on Martha’s Vineyard? Check out the supreme culinary adventures offered by Farm.Field.Sea! For more information on local eating and all things Martha’s Vineyard, be sure to visit MVY.com. 2019 -20 Travel Guide 97 FARMS

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Peter Simon PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Glenn E Johnson Caretaking PO Box 489 WT 508-693-6365 glenn@mvcaretaker.com mvcaretaker.com Harborside Management PO Box 1318, 3 Mariners Landing, ED 508-627-3337 harborsidemgmt@gmail.com Johnson Plumbing, Heating & Caretaking PO Box 801, ED 508-693-8472 johnsonphcinc@gmail.com M. B. Flanders & Co., Inc. PO Box 927 WT 508-212-0116 508-560-3075 info@mbfcomv.com mbfcomv.com O’Brien Property Management, Inc. PO Box 2485, VH 508-696-9883 obrien56@verizon.net Osprey Home Watch, Inc. - Licensed, Bonded, Insured PO Box 146 OB 214-697-2404 508-560-0273 Info@OspreyHomeWatch.com OspreyHomeWatch.com REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS Martha’s Vineyard Appraisal PO Box 1025 ED 508-627-5121 Fax 508-338-7954 mvappraisal@comcast.net Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Appraisals PO Box 1201, ED 508-627-4737 Cell: 508-292-9305 mvre@comcast.net mvreappraisal.com REAL ESTATE PUBLICATIONS Real Estate Guide for Martha's Vineyard 107 Beach Road, #105, VH 508-693-2367 Fax: 508-693-0068 realestateguide@earthlink.net realestateguidemv.com REAL ESTATE RENTALS / VACATION RENTALS Coldwell Banker Landmarks Rentals 15 Church St., PO Box 817, VH 508-693-6866 Fax: 508-693-9716 info@mvlandmarks.com mvlandmarks.com Island Home Realty 97B Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-9100 jojo@marthasrealestate.com marthasrealestate.com Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate 31N Summer Street, 2nd Floor, ED 508-627-7890 Fax: 508-627-4976 info@mvyre.com mvyre.com See our ad page 101 Martha’s Vineyard Rentals 13 Beach St. Ext., #8, VH 508-687-1111 info@marthasvineyardrentals.org marthasvineyardrentals.org Martha’s Vineyard Seacoast Properties 261 Upper Main St ED 508-627-9201 Fax: 508-627-4140 rentals@mvseacoast.com mvseacoast.com See our ad page 103 continued 2019 -20 Travel Guide 99 REAL ESTATE

Charlie Utz REAL ESTATE RENTALS / VACATION RENTALS continued Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rentals and Real Estate Sales Inc 107 Beach Road, VH 508-693-7711 info@mvvacationrentals.com mvvacationrentals.com Ocean Park Realty - Rentals 69 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-3037 Fax: 508-696-5418 oprentals@vineyard.net oceanparkrentals.com Sandcastle Realty 256 Edgartown Road, ED 508-627-5665 Fax: 508-627-8499 rent@sandcastlemv.com sandcastlemv.com Sandpiper Rentals Inc 62 Winter Street, ED 508-627-6070 Fax: 774-549-9437 rent@sandpiperrental.com sandpiperrental.com Vacasa PO Box 1699, VH 508-298-3386 info@vacasa.com vacasa.com/usa/Massachusetts/MarthasVineyard 100 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce WeNeedaVacation.com 774-323-3911 info@weneedavacation.com weneedavacation.com/Marthas-Vineyard/Va cation-Rentals/ REAL ESTATE SALES Anchor Realty of Martha’s Vineyard 41 Circuit Ave., OB 508-696-7777 Fax: 508-338-2377 lisa@anchorrealtymv.com anchorrealtymv.com Carroll & Vincent Real Estate 37 Main Street, ED 508-627-4080 Fax: 508-627-7407 candv1@comcast.net carrollandvincent.com Coldwell Banker Landmarks Real Estate 15 Church Street, PO Box 817, VH 508-693-6866 Fax: 508-693-9716 sales@mvlandmarks.com mvlandmarks.com Conroy & Company Real Estate 6 State Road, CH 508-645-3533 Fax: 508-645-2485 conroy@conroymv.com conroymv.com continued REAL ESTATE

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Charlie Utz REAL ESTATE SALES continued Feiner Real Estate 80 Beach Plum Lane, MN 508-645-2658 Fax: 508-645-3588 feinerrealestate@mvre.com mvre.com Flanders Up-Island Real Estate State Road, CH 508-645-2632 Fax: 508-645-3346 flandersre@flandersrealestate.net flandersrealestate.net The Island Group PO Box 1263, ED 508-627-0514 508-333-3078 Fax: 508-627-7496 islegrp@gmail.com theislandgroup.com Island Real Estate 107 Beach Road, VH 508-693-4800 Fax: 508-693-7540 sales@islandrealestatemv.com islandrealestatemv.com Kendall & Kendall Real Estate 33 Pilot Hill Lane, VH 508-560-0344 508-693-0829 Fax: 508-693-6701 kendall@vineyard.net kendallmarthasvineyard.com LandVest MV 19 South Summer St., ED 508-627-3757 info@mvlandvest.com mvlandvest.com 102 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Martha’s Vineyard Island-Wide Realty 34 Beach Rd., VH 508-693-3700 Fax: 508-693-8801 info@mvislandwiderealty.com mvislandwiderealty.com Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate 31 N Summer Street, 2nd Floor, ED 508-627-7890 Fax: 508-627-4976 info@mvyre.com mvyre.com See our ad page 101. M.V. Sales and Rentals 1 Head of the Pond Rd., VH 508-423-1443 Fax: 508-693-5554 barbararonchetti@verizon.net mvsalesandrentals.com Martha’s Vineyard Seacoast Properties 261 Upper Main Street, ED 508-627-9201 Fax: 508-627-4140 sales@mvseacoast.com mvseacoast.com See our ad this page 103 MVY Broker - Suzanne Lanzone & Daughters, LLC PO Box 363, ED 508-627-0702 mvybroker.com Ocean Park Realty Inc 69 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-4210 508-693-3037 Fax: 508-693-8992 alan@oceanparkmv.com oceanparkmv.com REAL ESTATE

Karen M Overtoom Real Estate Scotchman's Bridge Lane, WT 508-693-7832 Fax: 508-693-5751 sales@overtoommv.com overtoommv.com Point B Realty, LLC 15 Winter St., Nevin Square, ED 508-627-4567 Fax: 508-627-4567 info@pointbrealty.com pointbrealty.com RE/MAX on Island 79 Beach Road, Suite 23B, VH 508-696-3704 Fax: 508-858-5321 office@remax-onisland.com remax-onisland.com Sandpiper Realty Inc 60 Winter Street, ED 508-627-3737 info@sandpiperrealty.com sandpiperrealty.com Tea Lane Associates Beetlebung Corner, CH 508-645-2628 Fax: 508-645-3656 504 State Road, WT 508-696-9999 Fax: 508-696-9929 office@tealaneassociates.com tealaneassociates.com Viewpoints Real Estate 71 Main Street, VH 508-693-0222 Fax: 508-693-5888 info@viewpointsmv.com viewpointsmv.com Vineyard Homes Realty PO Box 1071, VH 508-693-7066 vinhomes@gmail.com Wallace and Co - Sotheby’s International Realty One North Water Street, ED 508-627-3313 info@wallacemv.com wallacemv.com REAL ESTATE - SCHOOLS Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors 508-957-4300 Fax: 508-771-0067 Toll Free: 800-442-0006 membership@cciaor.com cciaor.com For More Information and additional Listings Visit mvy.com/RE 2019 -20 Travel Guide 103 REAL ESTATE

Summer revival meeting in the MVCMA. c.1870. All photos Courtesy of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. 104 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce

Looking south on Main Street in Edgartown. c 1870s. T he earth here tells the story erased elsewhere in New England. The famous Aquinnah Cliffs lay bare to geologists the history of the past hundred million years. Traveling the South Road to Aquinnah, one goes over low hills and valleys cut by streams that ran off melting glaciers at the end of the Ice Age. The first humans probably came here before the Vineyard was an island. It is thought that they arrived after the ice was gone, but before the melting glaciers in the north raised the sea level enough to separate Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket from the mainland. Native American camps that carbon-date to 2270 B.C. have been uncovered on the Island. The Wampanoag people have lived for thousands of years on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. “Wampanoag” means “People of the First Light.” Before Europeans renamed the island Martha’s Vineyard, it was called Noepe by the Wampanoag which means “land amid the waters.” Many Aquinnah Wampanoag still live on aboriginal lands on the southwestern end of the Island, a 3,400-acre peninsula called Aquinnah. An old Whaler on the Edgartown waterfront. c.1860s. At present, there are over 1300 members listed on the Tribal rolls. Of these, approximately 300 reside on the island of Martha’s Vineyard; approximately 110 live in the town of Aquinnah. Legend surrounds the much later arrival of the first white men. Some believe Norsemen were here about 1000 A.D. In 1524, Verrazzano sailed past and named the island Louisa. Other explorers gave different names, but the one that stuck was given in 1602 by Bartholomew Gosnold, who named it for the wild grapes and for his eldest daughter. Within 40 years of Gosnold’s visit, all of New England was being claimed and divided up by Europeans. Thomas Mayhew, a Bay Colony businessman, bought Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Elizabeth Islands for 40 pounds. In 1642, the first white settlement on the Vineyard was established at Great Harbour, now Edgartown, under the leadership of Thomas Mayhew, Jr. The ordained pastor of his flock, this young man, by example and precept, instituted a policy continued on next page 2019 -20 Travel Guide 105 HISTORY

Turn of the century Steamers would land sightseers in Gay Head to visit the Gay-ly colored cliffs. of respect and fair dealing with the natives that was unequaled anywhere. One of the first Mayhew rulings was that no land be taken from the Wampanoags without consent and fair payment. From this time on, the colonial settlers and the Wampanoags lived without the terror and bloodshed that marked other areas in American history. Within a few years, a congregation of “Praying Indians” was established at what is still known as Christiantown. The Island also acted as a safe haven for people of African descent. One of the earliest mentions of African home ownership on-Island was in the 1763 will of a Wampanoag man named Elisha Amos. The will, 1/272 Dukes County Probate, provides that his “beloved wife Rebecca” receive livestock and his house for as long as she lived. Rebecca Amos was an enslaved woman originally from Guinea, West Africa, who survived the cruel journey of the Middle Atlantic Passage. The de106 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Wampanoag whalemen scribed house was located about five miles from the farm of her enslaver, Colonel Cornelius Bassett, in Chilmark, where she co-resided until she regained freedom upon his death in 1779. The abolition of slavery in 1783 and the egalitarian nature of the whaling industry have made Martha’s Vineyard a nurturing place where all people have owned land and successfully built strong, supportive, and closely-knit communities. This colonial period was marked by prosperity as well as peace. The sea provided fish for both export and Island use, and the Wampanoags taught the settlers to capture whales and tow them ashore to boil out the oil. Farms were productive as well; in 1720, butter and cheese were being exported by the shipload. The American Revolution, however, brought hardships to the Vineyard. Despite the Island’s declared neutrality, the people rallied to the Patriot cause and formed companies to defend their homeland. With their long heritage of following the sea, HISTORY

1890s bathers pose at Lover’s Rock in front of the Sea View Hotel. So named as young lovers watched the moon rise there, but in 1977, during the Oak Bluffs beach renewal project, the rock was buried beneath the sand. Vineyarders served effectively in various maritime operations. Vineyarders, of course, knew that they could do little to resist a British invasion of the Island, and their worst fears were confirmed on September 10, 1778, when a British fleet of 40 ships sailed into Vineyard Haven harbor. Within a few days, the British raiders had burned many Island vessels and removed more than 10,000 sheep and 300 cattle from the Vineyard. The raid was an economic blow that affected Island life for more than a generation. The whaling industry did not make a real recovery until the early 1820s, when many of the mariners built their beautiful homes in Edgartown. The Civil War brought the end to the Golden Age of Whaling. Ships on the high seas were captured by the Confederate navy, while others were bottled up in the harbors. Either way, it meant financial ruin for the ship owners and the Island. A new industry was “God-sent” in a very litA day at the Chappy Beach in the 1920s. eral way. In 1835, the Edgartown Methodists held a camp meeting in an oak grove high on the bluffs at the northern end of the town. The worshippers and their preachers lived in nine improvised tents and the speaker’s platform was made of driftwood. The camp meeting became a yearly affair and one of rapidly growing popularity. Many found the sea bathing and the lovely surroundings as uplifting as the call to repent. The Methodist Campground meetings were the catalysts that transformed the Island from a simple farming community into an internationally known seaside resort. Many who came for a week or two eventually rented houses and later became property owners – a pattern that still occurs today. Summer visitors become seasonal or, as in the case of many writers and artists, yearround residents. These people, along with the many who retire to the Vineyard, bring the world to the Island much as the far-traveled captains did in the great days of whaling. 2019 -20 Travel Guide 107 HISTORY

MV Ato g, y been a time to renew friendships, African American Heritage Trail – celebrate the diversity of the Vineyard and the tremendous contributions ofpeople of African descent to the Island. Flying Horses Carousel - the share a cup ofcoffee and create memories that fuel the winters exaggerated fishing stories. oldest continuous carousel in North America is a must stop for kids ofall ages. Catch the brass ring for a free spin on the antique ponies! Back Door Donuts – A donut (or fritter) worthy of the legend, the bakery in Oak Bluffs has been selling freshly made pieces ofheaven from their non-descript back door since 1971. Gingerbread Cottages – Eating Everything – If there’s one thing every Islander Chappaquiddick – A tiny island in the town of Edgartown, Chappy is renowned for birdwatching, cast fishing, the Mytoi Japanese garden, kayaking, and, yes, a bit of trouble with a bridge… knows it’s that eating local is one of the BEST things about the Vineyard! From lobster rolls to oysters, corn on the cob to fresh tomatoes, fresh baked pie to small batch ice cream, from a beach picnic to a gourmet restaurant, get ready to delight your taste buds! 108 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Iconic to the Vineyard, the more than 330 decorative wooden cottages are located in the town center ofOak Bluffs. Originally the site for Methodists’ summer revival meetings, these cottages date back to the 1800’s, with whimsical designs, colors and gardens. Take the daily tour, or stop in the Cottage CityMuseum to learn their fascinating history.

JAWS Bridge – Located at the border of Oak Bluffs and Hiking - Martha’s Vineyard truly is a nature lover’s paradise, with endless stretches of scenic shoreline, rolling hills, expansive woodlands, and hundreds of miles ofprotected trails through the Island’s diverse landscape, there really is no better place to take a hike. Download the TrailsMV app. Katama Airfield – Established Menemsha – An authentic fishing village in the town in 1924, the airfield remains one of the gems ofaviation, retaining its original look and utility. Take a bi-plane ride, grab a bite at the Right Fork Diner, or just enjoy the breezes offSouth Beach. ofChilmark, Menemsha is known for its beautiful sunsets, fun shops and cafes, fishing and boating and, let’s face it, hot buttered lobster rolls. Edgartown, this two-lane wooden bridge was made famous during the filming of JAWS in 1975. Despite the clearly posted prohibiting signs, jumping off the JAWS bridge is a summer rite of passage for kids and adults alike. itime buffs will have plenty to explore! The gorgeous redbrick Gay Head light illuminates the waterway to the west, and the Cape Poge light on Chappy guides mariners to the east, both West and East Chop have a light, as does the entrance to Edgartown harbor. Inkwell Beach - inOak Bluffs this popular beach was frequented by African Americans beginning in the late nineteenth century. The beach was originally called “The Inkwell” by disparaging whites, but it is the most famous beach in the U.S. to transform this offensive nickname into an emblemofpride. Not Nantucket – Really, we’re so very different. Not that Lighthouses –With 5 historic lighthouses, history and marsize matters, but we’ve got 6 towns, 4 seasons, and we’re only 7 miles off the coast. Go see for yourself on Hy-line’s inter-island ferry! continuedonnextpage 2019 -20 Travel Guide 109

MV Ato Regattas – So much fun to Ocean Park – Boasting stunning ocean views, wide, open green space and an old-fashioned gazebo, this park is the heart of Oak Bluffs. Take a stroll and enjoy the historic homes or bring a picnic for a bandstand concert, or just to fly a kite. a seed, eventually bringing 20 acres under cultivation. The Arboretum is devoted to the cultivation and study of plants and the preservation of the character and magic of this tranquil landscape. participate in, and so beautiful to watch from shore, our signature regattas celebrate our sailing history and are one of the great ways to enjoy on-thewater sports. Sightseeing Tours– Awonderful way to see the entire Quahogs – This large round clam indigenous to north Polly Hill Arboretum – Established in 1958 by legendary horticulturist Polly Hill, who began the arboretum by sowing eastern coastal areas serves double duty, with their delicious insides used for chowders, steamers and so much more, and the hard exterior shell used by members of theWampanoag Native American tribe as wampum: beautifully handcrafted beads, jewelry and décor. 110 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Island, from east to west, north to south, all six quaint towns, while learning a bit ofhistory and seeing significant sights. Guided tours are available yearround, for large groups, small groups, and specialty groups.

Tribal members suffered at the hands of the English settlers who colonized and renamed the Island, but persevered and became a federally recognized tribe in 1987, establishing the tribal home in Aquinnah. Taste of the Vineyard – The kick-off to the summer, this epicurean adventure takes place in June and gives local chefs the chance to showcase what’s coming up on the summer menu while supporting the amazing work done by the Vineyard Trust. Very Vineyard - otherwise known as that elusive Vineyard Vibe. For some people it strikes as they’re disembarking the ferry, for others it happens as they watch the brilliant hues of the over-the-water sunset, and for others the moment they realize they haven’t looked at their phone for hours, and might never pick it up again! our shores, from sea glass to beautiful sea shells and more. TurkeyX-ings – Vineyardbred turkeys are abundant, relatively tame birds, with nothing to fear but spring hunting season, a snowy winter, and fast moving cars. TheYard - “For me, this Yard would be a playground without walls. A place to explore, experiment, and construct. A place ofpossibility, joy, love, anger, frustration; a space in which to come together and to be alone.” - Patricia Nanon, The Yard Founder Zzzzz –What Under the Sea – The bounty of the Atlantic surrounds us, offering fun, beauty, and so much wonderful seafood and shellfish! You can catch it yourself, or just sit back and enjoy a chef’s specialty. Not to mention all the sea treasures along Wampanoag Native American Tribe – The original people named the Island Noepe, or land amid the streams, and farmed and fished on this land for millennia. we reallymean is Ahhhhh…the beautiful sensation that all is well with the world in this moment because you’ve escaped from reality and landed on a small island called Martha’s Vineyard. Breathe. Repeat. You’re home. 2018 -19 Travel Guide 111

Martha’s Vineyard on a Budget There’s aVineyard experience to be enjoyed on virtually anyone’s budget! Admittedly, July and August can be a bit pricey on the Island, but value-conscious travelers can find their perfect Vineyard getaway, no matter the season. T ravel affordably to the Island yearround on the Steamship Authority ferry departing fromWoods Hole multiple times a day, every day of the year. Round-trip tickets run under $20 per adult ticket. Seasonally, from late May to mid-October, the Island Queen ferry operates from Falmouth to Oak Bluffs and offers round-trip tickets for under $25. Both ferries offer discounts for senior citizens and kids. Parking at their lots the Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA), for under $10. VTA busses run all day, every day, can get you to key points of interest in every town on the Island. It’s clean, safe, and affordable – a perfect way to see all there is to enjoy on the Island. $ Martha’s Vineyard Family Campground. Located on the public bus route and bik path in Vineyard Haven, the Campground offers spacious wooded sites complete with picnic tables and firepits, and numerous sites include hookups to accommodate RVs. They also offer a number of cabin rentals, as well as restrooms, showers, a laundromat, store, recreation hall and playA A runs approximately $12-15 per day, depending on the season. $ O nce you arrive on the Island, take advantage of the best deal: the unlimited day pass on the Island’s public transit system, nother great way to see theVineyard is by bicycle. Bring your own (check the ferry website for cost) or rent a bike for the day and enjoy the 44 miles of paved, off-road trails. $ ccommodations vary by price point and by season. If you can travel in Autumn, Winter and Spring, you’ll find amazing deals at all sorts of lodging establishments. In the peak season of summer, some of the best deals can be found at the ground. The Campground is open May to October and rates begin at $62 per night. $ A nother reasonably priced option in summer is the HI Martha’s Vineyard Hostel. Located inWestTisbury, the hostel offers free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast, a shared guest kitchen, easy access to public transit and bike trails, and a large lawn. The hostel is open May to October with rates starting at just $37 per night. $ And there are plenty of free to low-cost activities and adventures to be had on Martha’s Vineyard! From town hopping, to art gallery perusing, to nature hikes and beach walks, affordable travel has never felt so good. W hile there are many fabulous and over-the-top finedining options on Martha’s Vineyard, there are also great cheap eats. Lower-cost breakfast options and value-priced lunch & dinner joints can be found in every town — so you won’t need to break the bank to feed your belly. $ 112 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce David Welch

Ready to embark on a whale of a good time? Discover the Massachusetts Whale Trail, a one-of-a-kind collection of sites, stories and adventures. Vineyard Whale Trail Sites MV Museum Aquinnah Cultural Center Old Whaling Church Historic Tours Dive in at whaletrailma.com Follow, tag, and share #whaletrailMA For all things Martha's Vineyard and for help planning your trip, visit MVY.com, and like us on Facebook at: Facebook.com/VisitMV PUBLISHER Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Guidebook Design & Production by CreativeWorks, Vineyard Haven © 2019 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, Inc. PO Box 1698, 24 Beach Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 508-693-0085 • 800-505-4815 • MVY.com • Facebook.com/VisitMV Cover Photo Credits (left to right), First row: Peter Simon, ????, Peter Simon. Second row: Peter Simon, Kindra Clineff, MVCC. Third row: Max Bossman, ????, Peter Simon. Fourth row: Charlie Utz, LA Brown, David Welch. Please visit MASSVACATION.com to plan your visit to Massachusetts, and like us on Facebook at: Facebook.com/VisitMassachusetts. Funded, in part, by The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. We still need the actual photo credits we’re missing some

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