Martha’s Vineyard is New England’s largest resort island and is located approximately seven miles off the Southern coast of Cape Cod. The island most resembles a triangular-shape, is roughly 100 square miles, with a width of 9 miles at the widest part, and 23 miles long at its furthest points.
If one were to walk the circumference of the island, they would walk approximately 124 miles of shoreline. It is remarkable to imagine that this small island, home to 20,000 people in the winter, can expand to over 100,000 people in the summer.
This does not take into account the 25,000 “day trippers” who may ferry to the island on any given day, and especially on the weekends! The residents and visitors to the island are very fortunate to enjoy miles of beaches, the diversity of 6 towns.
The natural beauty of stone walls, meadows, and vistas, or the culture with a “who’s who” list of poets, authors, artists, educators, and thespians. Come to the Vineyard and step back in time, there are no street lights or chain stores. Enjoy what past generations enjoyed, walking, biking, crabbing, boating, fishing, beachcombing, grilling, or just reading a book!