I love Martha's Vineyard. I've been coming here every summer (and some winters/falls) since I was a baby. It's got beach and small towns filled with shops. It's a great place to get away from it all... and the rich and famous certainly feel the same way. Obama, the Clintons and...more
You can obviously rent kayaks, but Island Spirit Kayaks also does Stand Up Paddleboard rentals too! Located on the calm and scenic Sengekontacket Pond, directly across from popular State Beach in Oak Bluffs, it is easy to find. I found the staff to be young, but very helpful and informative. It was my...more
New Land Bank property located right off of State Road. This place is a maze of multiple trails through the vineyard's beautiful farmlands and fresh water ponds. Although not the best marked yet, this network of trails can certainly keep anyone entertained as there's much to explore!...more
When I think of Piknik, I think of New York chic combined with the laid back attitude of Martha's Vineyard. Michael (the owner) has an eye for what's hip, fun and dangerously fashionable. I've bought a few dresses here and after 4 years the compliments keep pouring in about them. But...more
Featherstone offers art classes taught by well-known local artists, who truly know the most inspirational spots on island. They also have a small gallery attached that has artist openings. Really fun place if you're looking to take a class or send your child to art camp....more
This is a great thing to do any Wednesday or Saturday morning. Check out the best of local produce from tomatoes to fresh wheatgrass juice to alpaca yarn. At the end closest to the parking lot, there's always a booth that I visit religiously. Known to islanders as the Cold/Egg Roll Lady, this...more
Alley's is a place you simply have to visit to believe. They have everything from newpapers and some basic groceries to wildly funny and unique toys (such as Monsieur Tofu and Mr. Bacon action figures.... I'm not joking). You never know what you might find here!...more
It's not everyday that you get a front seat to see some world class glassblowing. Stop in here to see the works in progress and to check out the amazing showpieces done by Russel Carson, Robert Phillips and more.