Things to Do
The Trustees of Reservations – Martha’s Vineyard Properties
Trustees of Reservations has been saving the Massachusetts landscape for people to enjoy, and oversees 23,380 acres on 94 reservations across the state of MA, including Martha’s Vineyard.
Mytoi Dike Road, Chappaquiddick Island, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Mytoi is a small Japanese-style garden set within an open pine forest. Its signature feature is a small pond with an island reached by an arched bridge. Winding footpaths take visitors through a birch walk, camellia dell, stone garden, and hillside garden.
Menemsha Hills North Road, Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Former woods roads and footpaths pass through several distinct ecosystems that demonstrate the unusual topographic diversity of Menemsha Hills. Scenic vistas are offered from the top of Prospect Hill and the sandy bluffs of Menemsha Hills.
Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge Dike Road, Chappaquiddick Island, Martha’s Vineyard
Chappaquiddick Island’s eastern edge is a barrier beach formed thousands of years ago by offshore currents that deposited tons of sand. Today this beach extends for seven miles from Wasque Point past the Cape Poge Lighthouse to the Gut.
Wasque Wasque Road, Chappaquiddick Island, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
The geology of Wasque provides an excellent example of a glacially-deposited land form. Its dry, acidic, sandy soil nurtures an oak and pine forest, sandplain grasslands, and heathlands. Bird watchers can observe many species, including ospreys.
Long Point Wildlife Refuge Off Edgartown-West Tisbury Road, W. Tisbury, Martha’s Vinyard, MA
Long Point Wildlife Refuge is a remnant of a sandplain prairie with scattered woods that supports plants and wildlife uniquely adapted to this dry, acidic landscape, its coastal salt ponds, and its sandy beach.