Fall on the Vineyard is a terrific time to take advantage of a myriad of activities
from the historic to the athletic, from the educational to the just plain fun.
Open year round, the
Martha’s Vineyard Museum offers a wealth of information about the Island’s
unique history, culture and art. Located in the heart of historic Edgartown, the
Museum offers many exhibits and collections as well as special events such as tours
of the historic and picturesque Edgartown, Gay Head and East Chop lighthouses.
Did you know that the Vineyard has its own glassblowing facility? The Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks
invites the public to visit their West Tisbury studio to gain a better understanding
of glassblowing. Come watch a work of art come to life, from the raw materials and
an artist's vision, to the final piece.
If you’ve worked up a thirst watching the glassblowing, consider calling to set
up an appointment for a tour of the
Off-Shore Ale Company brewery right in the center of Oak Bluffs. Afterwards,
you can stroll around Oak Bluffs exploring the lively Circuit Ave, or to Trinity Park which is surrounded by quaint gingerbread style cottages or enjoy a quiet stroll through Ocean Park.
Other great activities include the
Native Earth Teaching Farm (508-645-3304) in Chilmark, the Polly Hill Arboretum
in West Tisbury, and
Island Alpaca in Oak Bluffs.
Kayaking in the Cape & Islands
Perhaps the best way to discover the natural beauty of the Vineyard in September
and October is to take advantage of some of the great programs offered by MassAudubon’s
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. Join a naturalist on an exciting,
2-hour Guided Kayak Tour focusing on the natural history of saltwater communities
found on Martha's Vineyard. Or if you prefer to explore Sengekontacket Pond on your
own, register for the self-guided Kayak Quest Tour, available daily Mon.-Fri. until
The Trustees of Reservations is offering the
Cape Poge Natural History Tour, a 2.5-hour over-sand vehicle exploration
through Chappy’s barrier beach, including an excursion through the rare maritime
forests that inhabit the farthest reaches of the island and a stop at the beach
and much, much more. The Trustees of Reservations also offers a guided tour of Cape
Poge Lighthouse. Learn its history, climb the spiral staircase, and witness breathtaking
views. Both of these Trustees-sponsored tours are located on Chappaquiddick and
run until October 13.
If you enjoy farmer’s markets, be sure to stop in at the West Tisbury Farmer’s Market
every Saturday morning until October 11.
For over 65 years, the
MV Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, (the "Derby") has attracted fishing
enthusiasts of every age and experience to the Island. This year it runs from September
14 - October 18 and invites all to participate in the natural beauty of this island sanctuary.
Those of you who are really adventurous will love taking the one-hour Vineyard Ghosts
Walking Tour of Edgartown, Oak Bluffs or Vineyard Haven. Led by lantern at 8 pm,
the tours are filled with great stories, mysteries and fun and are available through
October 1. Call 774-563-0762 for more information.
Looking to learn more about birds on the Island? Consider joining bird guide Robert
Culbert (508-693-4908) every Saturday morning from May to November for a guided
tour of great birding spots on the Island.
For all you chocolate lovers, don’t miss The Featherstone Center for the Arts’
Annual Art of Chocolate Festival in Oak Bluffs on October 7 - 9.
And for the food and wine enthusiasts, the Martha's Vineyard Food and Wine Festival takes place October 13 - 16. Enjoy fine wines from around the world and delectable foods prepared by local chefs.
If you're looking for a place to stay for convenient and quick access to all that
Martha's Vineyard has to offer, don't pass up staying in a beautiful Martha's Vineyard rental during your stay,
for the ultimate vacation experience.
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