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Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, and more....

There are several little towns on Martha's Vineyard. That's what I like about it. Unlike a few of the other islands, where you spend time in just one little town (where I usually get bored)......Martha's Vineyard offers variety in its architecture, the character of the towns, and the activities offered in each one. Edgartown to Gay Head... there is much to see and many places to relax. Leave the car at the main land and use your bike or the little van that circulates from town to town. Most of the time you will be on foot...or sprawled out in the sand.
Oak Bluffs is more of a party town. An historic carousel sits in the middle of the business district. Many clubs and restaurants...one of the best historic districts filled with gingerbread architecture that I've seen anywhere.

Summertime

My son was fortunate to spend a summer working on the island, at a restaurant in Oak Bluffs. We all did a day trip to visit with him and celebrate our anniversary. Had a great day.
Some of my best visits to the island were when I went for several days and stayed in Edgartown... bouncing from town to town.. beach to beach.

American Camp Meeting ~ the Methodist Camp Grounds

The camp grounds at Martha's Vineyard (Oak Bluffs) became known as WESLEYAN GROVE. Born of a religious tent revival meeting, the area has developed into an intrigueing architectural gem... preserved as an interesting study in architecture as well as religious settlements. There is a book CITY IN THE WOODS by Ellen Weiss, which tells the story of the American Camp Meeting by the Methodists.
See tips re: this settlement which was repeated throughout the country. Other locations with the same plan and design have survived in various states, such as New Jersey's Mt. Tabor. See my New Jersey page for more.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Summertime fun, fantastic beaches, good shopping, many choices
  • Cons:a summertime only vacation spot.
  • In a nutshell:Pack in a sun and fun filled holiday
  • Last visit to Martha's Vineyard: Aug 2002
  • Intro Updated Dec 14, 2008
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    It's an excellent place to relax, I see... Thanks for your story, Janet!

  • Beljanewood's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2009 at 8:07 AM

    Thanks for the good info. We will be travelling to Edgartown this week and your pages are great sources of info :-)

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    Martha's Vineyard looks like an outstanding place ! Cycling in this place must be a lot of fun !

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    I can see why you all were peeking into the neighbor's yard...looks mighty interesting back there!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2006 at 6:30 AM

    Martha's Vineyard looks like an excellent little spot for some summer exploration! I love to bike myself and a good ferry ride would be icing on the cake!

  • Ekaterinburg's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2006 at 8:37 AM

    Martha's Vineyard -the stuff of dreams A really nice presentation of this little corner of heaven. :) Katherine.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2006 at 5:15 AM

    Fantastic page as your usuall. I do hope to visit Martha's Vineyard someday.

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2006 at 2:51 PM

    It looks a really pleasant and relaxing place to visit, thanks for sharing it through your enjoyable page.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2005 at 7:49 PM

    Looks like a really charming place to visit, and biking around sounds like the perfect summer thing to do. Nice page!

  • eden_teuling's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2004 at 7:27 AM

    looks like a most lovely place & being Dutch I know about cycling...and how relaxing it can be! Thanks for sharing, Janet. take care, bes-elisabeth

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