Martha’s Vineyard is a gorgeous triangle-shaped island that offers visitors a number of exciting things to do. It is the perfect place to go for a relaxing long weekend. The gorgeous beaches and Oak bluffs beckon many visitors annually. However, there are a number of other interesting things to do in Martha’s Vineyard!
Let’s have a look at 6 things to do in the area:
Take Your Pick of Beautiful Beaches
There are plenty of beaches at Martha’s Vineyard. As such, the choice will be yours whether to visit the northern coast or the eastern coast of the island. One of the best beaches to visit is Katama Beach, which is also known as South Beach. If you are a new swimmer or have kids to think about then you should visit Joseph Sylvia State Beach and the Lobsterville Beach. If a gorgeous sunset is what you wish for on the other hand, then you should visit Menemsha Beach.
The Aquinnah Cliffs, which were once known by the name of Gay Head, is one of the most frequented places on the island and with good reason. At the cliffs, you will be presented with gorgeous scenery and a number of lower beach trails which will enable you to enjoy the cliffs up close. If you wish to catch a glimpse of the nearby Elizabeth Islands then you should consider taking the upper trails to the top of the cliffs.
Although Martha’s Vineyard is home to quite a number of lighthouses, the Edgartown Lighthouse is one of the most visited. At the lighthouse, you will learn of an interesting history and be presented with gorgeous views from the spiral staircase. The views encompass the panoramic vistas of the beautiful island in addition to those of the neighboring Chappaquiddick Island.
Island Alpaca Company of Martha’s Vineyard
If you are looking for a uniquely beautiful place to visit on the island, then you should consider visiting the Island Alpaca Company of Martha’s Vineyard. The farm is home to the Huacaya alpacas and asingleLlama. There is a wealth of information regarding the alpacas that can be learned from the knowledgeable caretakers.
Flying Horses Carousel
The Flying Horses Carousel, which was built in 1876, is the oldest operating platform carousel in the country. A visit to the island should include a visit to the carousel where you are bound to have plenty of fun on the carousel ride. Most of the original steeds still have horse hair manes and tails thanks to the careful preservation over the years. This is one of the best places to visit, especially if you visit the island with kids.
If beautiful rugged beaches really peak your interest, then you should definitely visit Chappaquiddick. There are plenty of walking trails for your enjoyment in addition to the 14-acre Japanese garden (Mytoi) that awaits your exploration. Be sure to visit the Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge while in the area. The refuge is a beautiful nesting area for a number of New England shorebirds.