We re-boarded the bus and headed back to Oak Bluffs via Chilmark, West Tisbury, and Tisbury. We had a great tour guide who was both funny and educating, including name dropping from current day celebrities like Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Reece Witherspoon to presidential connections with the Obamas, Clintons, and Kennedys. I recommend the tour, however be aware you are only hitting the highlights with only one stop. You miss Menemsha, Chappaquiddick, Vineyard Haven, and much more.
The next morning was our only full day on the island and my most favorite by far. We rented bikes and spent a full day biking. After a nice breakfast on the little downstairs patio at Among the Flowers, we took the On-Time Chappy Ferry (aka no schedule) only 527 feet to Chappaquiddick.
Chappaquiddick is infamous for Ted Kennedy’s 1969 car accident, however the island is a great place to bike. On the bike from the ferry to East Beach, you will find with the unexpected Mytoi Japanese Garden. The garden is both free and amazing.
After enjoying the garden, we continue biking on the dirt road over Dyke’s Bridge to the Atlantic Ocean. After stepping into the ocean, we biked straight back to the Chappy’s Ferry.
After short ferry ride, we biked six miles to Oak’s Bluff. Martha’s Vineyard is very bike-friendly but you have to be on the lookout as there is heavy car traffic and several areas where you have to cross active roads. The ride is flat and beautiful, biking between Sengekontacket Pond and Joseph Sylvia Beach. The weather was beautiful, and this day, when we got to Jaws Bridge kids were jumping off, and Carson said he wanted to jump too:
After a bite to eat, we biked back to Edgartown and our Harborview Hotel. After dropping off the bikes, we walked downtown for another delectable Edgartown dinner, this time at Wharf Pup.
The next morning our Martha’s Vineyard adventure was over, as we caught the Ferry back to New
Bedford. We ran into traffic and just made our flight home by mere minutes.
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