The Great Outdoors
Exploring Martha’s Vineyard as an outdoor experience is second to none. The exquisite scenery is complimented by the warmth and enthusiasm of those who live and work on Martha’s Vineyard. Take it all in and return home with memories that will last a lifetime.
Great Rock Bight Preserve
Spend an afternoon on one of the most scenic hikes on Martha’s Vineyard and take in spectacular views of Vineyard Sound and the Elizabeth Islands from a seaside bluff overlooking a sandy cove. Set your GPS for 37 Brickyard Road.
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary
This Mass Audubon refuge in Edgartown offers four miles of trails through woodlands, meadows, ponds, salt marsh, and along shorelines, as well as sunset and moonrise kayak tours, nature programs, and day camps for kids.
Island Spirit Kayak
Rent kayaks, standup paddleboards, and even cabanas on State Beach. Glow board tours and paddle yoga are among Island Spirit Kayak’s many offerings.
Polly Hill Arboretum
The lush 70-acre public garden boasts rare trees and shrubs from around the world set among stone walls, meadows, and fields. Check the arboretum’s calendar for lectures, workshops, classes, and guided tours.
Classic Aviators, Ltd.
Throw on some old-fashioned aviator goggles and hop on a biplane at Katama Airfield. Ask for the thrill ride option if you dare! You have not experienced the island until you have seen it by air. Tours start at $299 for two people.
Download the TrailsMV app, created by the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation, to unlock maps to all the open-to-the-public trails on the island, along with a series of curated walks and rides.