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Get away from the crowds and feel the serenity of Martha's Vineyard by spending time "up island"—in West Tisbury, Chilmark, Menemsha, and Aquinnah (Gay Head).
 
 

 

The scenery Up Island on Martha's Vineyard (actually the southwestern half of the island) resembles parts of the English countryside.

You'll find stone walls, forested roads, and plenty of space, a few small inns, restaurants, art galleries, and far fewer people than in the northeastern half of the island with its three ppulation centers.

Aquinnah (Gay Head)

Multicolored bands of glacial clay mark the westernmost promontory of the island, complete with beaches. More...

Chilmark

A relatively quiet residential village with a few inns. Unfortunately, Lucy Vincent Beach, the best on the island, is open to Chilmark residents only.

Menemsha

The perfect little Martha's Vineyard fishing village is heavily visited, and rightly so: nice views, delicious clam chowder and lobster bisque, and a good beach...but watch where you sit! More...

West Tisbury

Alley's General Store has been serving local needs since 1858, the town's few art galleries and inns are well regarded, and the Cedar Neck Sanctuary, Polly Hill Arboretum, and Long Point Wildlife Refuge let you enjoy the area's forests, fields and bogs. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan


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Aquinnah (Gay Head), Martha's Vineyard MA

The Gay Head Light watches over the multicolored clay cliffs of Aquinnah.

 

 

 

 

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