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- Information on the Island of Martha's Vineyard -
  Martha's Vineyard is about 20 miles long and 10 miles wide (about 100 square miles) with summer water temperatures in the upper 60's to low 70's. There are 124.6 miles of tidal shore line. It is located seven miles off the southeast coast of Massachusetts. The Vineyard population is about 90,000 in the summer and 14,000 in the winter. The temperature in the summer is usually 10° cooler than the mainland making it a very popular destination for people from all over the world. The bike paths are relatively flat with small, gentle rolling hills. Access to the island is by plane or boat.
Oak Bluffs was rooted in 1835 from a few tents set in the oak trees for a week of spiritual rejuvenation. Forty-five years later a Methodist revival camp ground had grown into a summer city of a thousand wood frame tents and cottages. Oak Bluffs was known as Cottage City as church folk from all over the country gathered for the Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting. It grew and developed into a seaside resort. One section of town is full of frilly, multi-colored gingerbread cottages erected to replace the earlier Methodists' canvas tents. The town turned from a whaling economy to the Vineyard's first summer resort.

In addition to the beaches and bike rentals, enjoy:

- Fishing charters from the Oak Bluffs harbor

- Golfing at Farm Neck Golf Course off County Road (693-2504)

- Horseback riding at Iron Hill Stables on Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road (693-0786)

- Tennis at the town courts on Niantic Avenue, Tuckernuck Avenue, and County Road; or, private courts at Island Inn

- Art galleries including From the Heart, Dockside Marketplace, Kennedy Studio, and Moore Andrew Gordon Studio and Gallery

- Flying Horses Carousel - Oldest running carousel in the US

- The Ginger Bread Homes of old time Oak Bluffs ( Cottage City )

Temperatures are in the 80's during the day though they can reach the low 90's in August. The evenings are often quite pleasant as the ocean breeze keeps the island about 10°F cooler.
Excellent Bike Paths throughout the island makes biking or roller blading a great way to get around.
Great Beaches within a short distance from town are within walking distance or a few miles by the bike paths.
Great walking Towns with lots of shops, restaurants, and bars. Evening festivities are quite nice.

Take a Virtual Tour of Oak Bluffs by clicking here! ( tour provided by MVOL.com )

 
Local Links

Wesley Hotel: www.wesleyhotel.com
Oak Bluffs Inn: www.oakbluffsinn.com
The Island Inn: www.islandinn.com
The Dockside Inn: www.vineyardinns.com/dockside.html

Steamship Authority: www.steamshipauthority.com/ssa
Fast Ferry: www.vineyardfastferry.com

Nancy's Restaurant: www.nancysrestaurant.com
Smokin Bones: www.smokenbonesmv.com
The Offshore Ale: www.offshoreale.com
Balance: www.balancerestaurant.com
Lookout Tavern: www.lookouttavern.com
The Sweet Life Cafe : www.sweetlifemv.com
Coop DeVille : www.coopdevillemv.com

For more information on Martha's Vineyard visit MVOL.com

     
 
   

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