Martha’s Vineyard – the experience

June 22, 2010

It’s hard to describe a region with such diverse environments and rich history in a few paragraphs, but I’ll attempt to give you a brief overview.

Menemsha Beach

Getting to the island from the mainland of Massachusetts is relatively easy by way of a ferry that shuttles passengers and their cars. The ferry departs Woods Hole, Mass. and arrives about 45 minutes later at Vineyard Haven on the island.

Martha’s Vineyard is a beautiful mix of the natural and civilized world and each area of the island has a distinct look and feel.

For example, Vineyard Haven seems like any modern tourist town, while Menemsha feels like a step back in time. Edgartown has an old town feel with many upscale living areas and Chappaquiddick is a mostly barren region surrounded by water. There is even Oak Bluffs, which truly seems like a made-up town of doll houses (bright colors, crazy ornamentation and so forth).

An afternoon in Edgartown

There are also five lighthouses that dot the island.

The lady and I at Edgartown Lighthouse

In terms of wildlife there was a dominant presence of seabirds, rabbits and wild turkeys.

Whatever your tastes, Martha’s Vineyard can probably satisfy you. I really enjoyed my time there.

One Response to “Martha’s Vineyard – the experience”

  1. […] the course of my week in Martha’s Vineyard, the lady and I had visited four out of the five lighthouses on the island. The Cape Poge […]

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