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5 Great Martha’s Vineyard Movies That Will Transport You There

If you love movies, Martha’s Vineyard may seem familiar to you.  From romantic comedies to horror movies, Martha’s Vineyard has a long history of being a film setting. While some Martha’s Vineyard movies merely take place on the island, others movies on Martha’s Vineyard have been filmed entirely on the island. The most famous Martha’s Vineyard …

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An Opinionated Guide To Shopping in Edgartown Martha’s Vineyard

With dozens of stores and boutiques to choose from, shopping in Edgartown Martha’s Vineyard has never been better. Clothing stores in Edgartown can outfit the whole family. Whether you’re looking for fashion, books or cool gifts to bring home, Edgartown’s historic shopping district has it all.  We’ve also included a couple of stores that we …

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How To Spend An Epic All-American Fourth of July on Martha’s Vineyard

How would you spend the Fourth of July in Martha’s Vineyard? The 4th of July weekend in the USA is synonymous with warm weather, delicious barbecue, and of course, spectacular fireworks. The Edgartown Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks is full blown Americana on display. Lots of home spun parade floats and people in patriotic …

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Edgartown Lighthouse

The 5 Beautiful Lighthouses of Martha’s Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard has 5 lighthouses dotted around the island. You can go inside four of the lighthouses of Martha’s Vineyard. Martha’s Vineyard Museum is responsible for two of the lighthouses – the Edgartown Lighthouse and East Chop Lighthouses. The town of Aquinnah runs the Aquinnah Lighthouse. The Coast Guard still operates West Chop Lighthouse.  Cape …

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Aquinnah lighthouse in the distance beyond tall grass

What To Know/Do/See If You Are Cycling Martha’s Vineyard As A Whole (Including with Teens!)

If you’re up for the challenge, you can cycle around the entire island of Martha’s Vineyard. At over 60-miles long, this bike trip is not for the faint of heart, although it’s a great way to see a lot of what Martha’s Vineyard has to offer. This cycle ride is also appropriate for a family …

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A Guide To Biking on Martha’s Vineyard (+ Bike Trails on Martha’s Vineyard)

With white sandy beaches, dense forests, and jaw-dropping cliff-side views, Martha’s Vineyard is practically made for cycling. There are dozens of Martha’s Vineyard bike trails that take you across some of the most fascinating sites and attractions on the island. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely ride along the beach or a challenging cross-island journey, …

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