What are the top attractions to visit in Martha’s Vineyard?
Martha’s Vineyard has quite the reputation for being an amazing and relaxing vacay destination (and one much comfortable for your budget than others.) It’s not for less since the main island is filled with beaches and stores, and accompanied by a great weather for the summer experience – even if you’re visiting in autumn.
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But beyond that, there are also lots of interesting and picturesque local places to visit, take selfies and grab souvenirs for everyone back home. To be honest, just visiting the historical sites, the gardens and others is a wonderful experience by and of itself, Martha’s Vineyard is so filled with live and colors that it almost feels like being inside a fairy tale. Some of the tourist’s favorites are:
- Aquinnah Cliffs
It is for places like this that people gets why the Lion King made such a hype out of cliffs. Aquinnah Cliffs is a mile long land extension consisting in stunning, infinitely colorful cliffs with views to the blue ocean at the edge of the town of Aquinnah at the west of the island (hence the name.) Actually, the colors of the cliffs has little to do with the beautiful sunsets you can witness from over there, but instead because the cliffs are composed by gravel and clay of all colors and shades. What a million years of erosion can do, am I right?
- Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary
If you’re a nature lover (like me), then Felix Neck Sanctuary is the ideal place for you to visit during you stay at Martha’s Vineyard. The sanctuary encloses 194 tracts of protected beaches, forests, salt fenlands and meadowlands, as well as 4 miles of walking trails for the visitors to learn about native birds, plants and animal species of the coastal Massachusetts, and also take a kayak tour of Sengekontacket Pond if wished.
- Polly Hill Arboretum
The arboretum consists of 20 tracts of land plowed with bushes, trees, and flowers from around the world and another 40 tracts are set aside as a natural preserve. Among the plants exhibited there are rhododendrons, hollies, crabapples, and magnolias growing in beautiful meadows and fields that you can watch when in one of the self-guided tours or the guided tours that the Arboretum offers.
- Long Point Wildlife Refuge
632 tracts! No kidding! A giant convergence of beaches, everglades, forests, and freshwater ponds! And it’s also the home many rare plants and wildlife that habit on its dry landscape and salty waters. Visitors can explore along a 2-mile hiking trail through the forests, plains and the beachfront; and swim in both the salt and fresh waters or rent kayaks and paddleboards for making the experience the much that you can.
- Camp Meeting Association
This is a non-profit, historical society committed to showcasing the history of the American “campground” religious movement from the early 19th century. The Martha’s Vineyard campground was built of small cottages for families to live in a large tabernacle where religious services were held. Services and Bible studies are still held weekly in the place and the guests can visit the cottage museum, which shows what life was like for those who lived on the grounds in the early 1800’s.
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