Martha's Vineyard Things to Do

  • The Flying Horses Carousel in Oak Bluffs
    The Flying Horses Carousel in Oak Bluffs
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  • Ocean Park in the town of Oak Bluffs
    Ocean Park in the town of Oak Bluffs
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  • He must've known we had snacks.
    He must've known we had snacks.
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    Dollhouses--in real life!

    by londonlover Written Jul 27, 2003

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    Aren't they cute?

    There is a circular street just of the main strip of shops in Oak Bluffs, where a collection of the cutest little colorful houses surrounds an outdoor Methodist meeting place. There used to be tents here years ago, when the Methodists gathered in Martha's Vineyard every year for a retreat. Since then, the tents have been converted into these tiny well-kept houses, where people still live!

    Oak Bluffs is the only year-round town on the island, so those who live here all the time have to come to Oak Bluffs for all their shopping and gas, etc.

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    Gays Head Cliffs

    by londonlover Written Jul 13, 2003

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    Colorful cliffs

    There is only one road into and out of this scenic outlook, and there's not much to see besides the cliffs themselves. However, it's worth the drive--the cliff's rock is multi-colored, with deep reds, yellows, and greens swirled through it.

    It is called Gays Head because sailors would look for the gay, colorful rocks as they sailed to shore.

    The area is accessible by car, or by taking the bus tour of the island that starts in Oak Bluffs. They let you off for about 15 minutes to take pictures and enjoy the view, which is all the time you really need.

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    Do it on a bike -

    by Pawtuxet Updated May 5, 2003

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    Highly recommend that you bring or rent a bike on Martha's Vineyard. You can visit several towns...go to the beach...no worries about parking. We got to spend plenty of time on side streets and breathtaking views of the ocean along the way. You get to enjoy the scenery much more on a bike than in a car.

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    MV Museum

    by diver-x Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Edgartown is the home of of the Vineyard Museum. Learn about the island's whaling history, check out intricate ship models, see a lighthouse lens close up and more. The museum is open in the summertime from 10AM-5PM. Admission for adults is $7, children 6-15 is $4. Children under 6 are free.

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    Check out the light houses

    by diver-x Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Edgartown Light

    Light house lovers will love Martha's Vineyard. There are no fewer than 5 lighthouses on the island. See this web site for more information:
    http://www.mvy.com/lighthouses.html

    Here's my picture of the Edgartown lighthouse.

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    House-Peeping in Oak Bluffs

    by diver-x Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Victorian splendor in Oak Bluffs

    We just walked around and ogled all of the gorgeous houses & cottages in this compact village, & took a bunch of photos. Too bad it was late in the day - I probably could have spent almost all day here.

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    Gayhead cliffs in Aquinnah

    by dinhyen Written Sep 12, 2002

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    At the western tip of the island can be found many striking red, orange and yellow limestone cliffs. The cliffs are a spectacular backdrop to a long and sandy beach. This is one of the few beaches on the East Coast that faces the west and, as one can imagine, is a great place to watch the sunset.

    There is a lighthouse on top of the cliffs that warn passing ships of the dangerous shoals off-shore. The beach is rumored to be clothing-optional (I'll only say that there's a an extremely high likelihood that it's true :)

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    Tashmoo Lookout Park

    by dustmon Written Dec 14, 2010
    Tashmoo Lookout Park

    If you are getting a driving tour of the island, try to see this place---nice view of a bay across rolling grasslands of Vineyard Sound to the Elizabeth Islands---Tashmoo means "At the great Spring"

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    Gay Head

    by mikelisaanna Updated May 15, 2005

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    Gay Head and the Lighthouse

    Gay Head is the westernmost point on Martha's Vineyard. If you drive out to it you will be rewarded with a nice view of the cliffs, the lighthouse and the ocean.

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    Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs

    by mikelisaanna Written May 15, 2005

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    Ocean Park in the town of Oak Bluffs

    Ocean Park is an oceanfront park in the heart of Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard. It is a pleasant park to stroll or jog through, with broad lawns and a number of benches to sit down on.

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    Trina and I by Gays Head Cliffs

    by londonlover Written Jul 13, 2003

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    The lighthouse still works, too

    The observation lookout point is a little overgrown with weeds, which makes us shorter people disadvantaged. :) But you can stand on one of the pedestals of the telescopes for a better look!

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    Biplane Rides

    by diver-x Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Biplan rides

    Take a ride in a vintage biplane and see a birds-eye view of the island. Wasn't able to do this on my quick trip, but I will next time. I'll let you know how it is!

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    Afternoons in Oak Bluffs

    by Pawtuxet Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Some of Oak Bluffs is developed for tourists and has shops and restaurants designed to entertain us. Sometimes I enjoy being a tourist and taking part in the obvious.

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