Discover Matha's Vineyard Guide Book

by Lee Sinai (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Discover Mathaand39;s Vineyard  by Lee Sinai

256pp/maps/pictures
ISBN: 193402824X

Located 7 miles off the Massachusetts coastline, Martha’s Vineyard is a unique and beautiful spot to explore while hiking, biking, or kayaking. This new guidebook from the Appalachian Mountain Club details more than 45 of the best hikes, on- and off-road bike trails, and paddling routes on this peaceful vacation destination. From a winding trail leading to dramatic sand cliffs, and on-road biking surrounded by amazing panoramas in Vineyard Haven, to paddling in the remote Cape Poge Bay, this three-in-one guide leads you to the most unforgettable spots in and around the island. Nature notes and historical sidebars provide context for the active traveler. Perfect for active travelers and locals looking for something fun to do close to home, this guide will be your most trusted resource for outdoor recreation on Martha’s Vineyard.

© 2009 Lee Sinai/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Discover Matha's Vineyard" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 45.
... Preview: In order to reach Aquinnah, you must bike through Chilmark, whose rolling hills and landscape resemble northern new england. When you reach remote Aquinnah, you will discover a village very different ... From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
Aquinnah, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 42
... Preview: The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank recently cut trails through Blackwater Pond reservation and it’s a fabulous addition to Vineyard conservation land. The paths wind around five different ponds, offering ... From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
West Tisbury, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: Now the liveliest island town, with the most nightclubs and fast food shops, ironically, oak Bluffs originated as a place to pray, not play. in 1835, members of the Methodist Church began meeting in w ... From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
Oak Bluffs, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: At Cape Poge Bay, your only companions in this undeveloped “almost pond” (a narrow channel is the only opening to nantucket Sound) may be seagulls and the occasional person fishing for scallops. There ... From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
Edgartown, MA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: This preserve, one of Martha’s Vineyard’s hidden treasures, was donated by John and nora Tuthill in memory of their daughter, Caroline, and is administered by the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation. even lon ... From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
Edgartown, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: Three separate trails provide a microcosm of the Vineyard’s natural features as they ramble through woods, across streams, by ponds, along a beach and up to a bluff for a panoramic view of Vineyard So ... From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
West Tisbury, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Since there is only one paved road on Chappaquiddick, it’s almost impossible to get lost. “Chappy” also offers mellow off-road cycling so you can alternate pavement with pine-needle-covered paths. From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
Edgartown, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 12.8
... Preview: This loop highlights the dramatic physical difference in the island towns: from the rolling farmland of West Tisbury to the Vermont-like landscape of Chilmark. With its antique farmhouses, hilly tree- ... From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
Chilmark, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 34.5
... Preview: A narrow cove in Chilmark Lower Pond leads to Doctor’s Creek, which snakes its way through dense marsh grass to Chilmark Upper Pond, where yet another cove awaits exploration. Swimming is nearby at a ... From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
Chilmark, MA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: To fully appreciate edgartown’s assets, stroll down its narrow streets, lined with majestic old, meticulously landscaped homes. While walking along the beach to eel Pond, you may notice other aspect ... From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
Edgartown, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: At the end of a bumpy dirt road lies the public boat launch for edgartown Great Pond, a wide body of water with one long cove and several shorter ones. you can spend a day exploring the whole pond or ... From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
Edgartown, MA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: You may have to contend with boat traffic, which can be challenging and lively, but paddling in edgartown’s outer harbor offers many other less congested options. A northeasterly route allows explorat ... From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
Edgartown, MA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: As you explore the sanctuary, mallards, Canada geese, osprey, or a horseshoe crab may accompany you on wide level trails along beach and salt marsh, through open fields and woodlands. Birders descri ... From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
Edgartown, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Sound effects accompany you on this hike to one of my favorite picnic spots on Martha’s Vineyard. The brook that runs through this property provides an ideal environment for vegetation that prefers lo ... From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
Chilmark, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.25
... Preview: Choose a clear sunny day to fully appreciate the panorama from the top of Gay Head Cliffs and for strolling along the beach. From the sand, your eyes will be drawn first to the majestic cliffs, rising ... From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
Aquinnah, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: Three different environments (meadow, woodland and wetland) provide plenty of variety on this short hike through a section of this 90-acre preserve. A shorter universal access trail leads to a viewing ... From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
Aquinnah, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: Finally—a spot on the north shore where you can hike and swim! Great rock Bight Preserve, a recent acquisition by the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank, was worth the wait. it offers a universal access, sha ... From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
Chilmark, MA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: If you are looking for visual variety, head for Katama Bay where grand edgartown mansions overlook the water and luxurious yachts are anchored in the harbor. Across the bay from edgartown, you’ll find ... From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
Edgartown, MA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: If you are looking for a central location to launch your boat or just want a boat to launch, Lagoon Pond is for you. Separated from Vineyard Haven Harbor by a causeway and drawbridge, this deep pond s ... From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
Oak Bluffs, MA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: For a preview of coming attractions, stop at the Lake Tashmoo overlook on State road in Vineyard Haven to watch boats motoring in and out of Vineyard Sound. From this picture-postcard setting, it’s a ... From the guidebook "Discover Matha's Vineyard"
Tisbury, MA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 1.4