Martha's Vineyard

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  • Aquinnah Cliffs

    1. Aquinnah Cliffs

    Native American Site

    A National Historic Landmark, the spectacular Aquinnah Cliffs are part of the Wampanoag Reservation land. These dramatically striated walls...Read More

    Aquinnah Cliffs
  • 2. Mytoi

    Garden/Arboretum

    The Trustees of Reservations' 14-acre preserve is a serene, beautifully tended, Japanese-inspired garden with a creek-fed pool spanned by a...Read More

  • Oak Bluffs Campground

    3. Oak Bluffs Campground

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This 34-acre warren of streets is tightly packed with more than 300 gaily painted Carpenter Gothic Victorian cottages with wedding-cake trim...Read More

    Oak Bluffs Campground
  • 4. Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    A conglomeration of habitats where you can swim, walk, fish, or just sit and enjoy the surroundings, the Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, on the...Read More

  • 5. East Chop Lighthouse

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    This lighthouse was built out of cast iron in 1876 to replace an 1828 tower (used as part of a semaphore system) that burned down. The 40-foot...Read More

  • 6. Edgartown Lighthouse

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    Surrounded by a public beach, this cast-iron tower was floated by barge from Ipswich, Massachusetts, in 1938. It is still an active navigational...Read More

  • 7. Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    The nearly 200-acre Massachusetts Audubon Society preserve, 3 miles outside Edgartown toward Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven, has 4 miles of hiking...Read More

  • 8. Flying Horses Carousel

    Carousel

    A National Historic Landmark, this is the nation's oldest continuously operating merry-go-round. Handcrafted in 1876—the horses have real horsehair...Read More

  • 9. Gay Head Lighthouse

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    This brick lighthouse (also called the Aquinnah Lighthouse) was successfully moved back from its precarious perch atop the rapidly eroding cliffs...Read More

  • 10. Joseph A. Sylvia State Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This 2-mile-long sandy beach has a view of Cape Cod across Nantucket Sound. Occasional food vendors and calm, warm waters make it a popular...Read More

  • 11. Lake Tashmoo Town Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Swimmers have access to the warm, relatively shallow, brackish Lake Tashmoo from this beach—or cooler, gentler Vineyard Sound. It's a favorite...Read More

  • 12. Menemsha Harbor

    Beach–Sight

    Where Menemsha Pond meets Vineyard Sound, this tiny seaside outpost has been an active fishing center for centuries. Well-weathered fishing...Read More

  • 13. Owen Park Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This small, sandy harbor beach is just steps away from the ferry terminal in Vineyard Haven, making it a great spot to catch some last rays...Read More

  • 14. Polly Hill Arboretum

    Garden/Arboretum

    The late horticulturist and part-time Vineyard resident Polly Hill tended some 2,000 species of plant and developed nearly 100 species herself...Read More

  • 15. Sepiessa Point Reservation

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    A paradise for bird-watchers, Sepiessa Point Reservation consists of 164 acres on splendid Tisbury Great Pond. There are expansive pond and...Read More

  • 16. Tisbury Town Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This public beach is next to the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club. It is only accessed by foot or bike: no parking here. But it's a nice place for...Read More

  • 17. Martha's Vineyard Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    To orient yourself before making your way around town, stop by this collection of historic buildings, including the Thomas Cooke House, the...Read More

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