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Menemsha Hills

North Road, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02535
508-693-3678
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Chilmark
Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Experience the drama of a rocky shoreline and scenic vistas across Vineyard Sound to the Elizabeth...
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Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Experience the drama of a rocky shoreline and scenic vistas across Vineyard Sound to the Elizabeth Islands from the second-highest point on the island.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

While the guide books tell you that there are many places to hike on Martha s Vinyard what they don't tell you is that almost all these places are either hard to get to, require a hike to get to, or require a huge hike to get to. Menemsha Hills, which is a TTOR property took only three buses from... More 

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Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Grab some really fresh fish lobster roll sandwiches from the local fish markets and a blanket and enjoy the sunset. Worth the drive very cool little town

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Dartmouth, MA
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230 reviews 230 reviews
36 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I love the opportunity to walk through the woods on the mostly well kept trails, although be aware as the summer progresses the poison ivy can get ahead of the mowing crews. Your reward at the end of trails is arriving at the beach or up at the overlook. Now The Trustees have embarked on a clearing project with the... More 

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Gloucester City, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We hiked out to the sandy overlook from the parking lot to watch the sunset. We didn't stay the whole way until sunset, or else we'd have to walk back in the dark. It's about a 45 minute walk out to the wooden overlook (probably just shy of 2 miles). The parking area has a port-a-potty. This area is maintained... More 

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Martha's Vineyard, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Just do it. Takes about 35 minutes to get to the bluff overlook. When in doubt, stay to the right as it is shorter. Once you get to the bluff and the platform deck, just duck under the ropes and walk down to the top of the dune. I didn't say that because you are not supposed to do this.... More 

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Albany, NY
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88 reviews 88 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

My spouse and I have walked the Menemsha Hills preserve many times. You can manage to combine paths to walk perhaps 3-4 miles. The terrain is hilly that I would rate as a 1 to 2 walk. The final path going to the beach is steep, but the beach is very welcoming. Don't expect to bump into many people. There... More 

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tennessee
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This is an easy-moderate hike to two amazing lookouts and then down to a pristine beach. This is a fun hike and is the perfect place to see the sunset over Vineyard Haven, or do as a morning hike. If sunset is your choice, bring flashlights! There is a port a toilet at trailhead and lots of ticks, be prepared,... More 

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Roselle, IL
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

Nice shaded hike, good views. There are two loops on this hike. On the second loop if you want to complete both sides I'd recommend taking the left path on the way down as bits are steep and it would be fairly challenging in the opposite direction. The other half of the second loop is a much easier walk. Really... More 

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Westport Point, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

The views from the Menemsha Hills are "Sound of Music" quality, kudos to the Trustees of Reservations for this exceptional public space.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

Visited menemsha fish market while on the island bus tour. Stanley seved wonderful clam chowder and lobster rolls. Got home and ordered live lobster from him for Christmas and they were huge and stayed alive 24 hours after arriving in Iowa. It is a friendly place to stop.

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