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Chappaquiddick

Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Edgartown
Type: Islands
Activities: Biking
Description: The infamous name marks a small, scenic island perfect for bike-riding.
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Storrs, Connecticut
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Family with teenage kids really enjoyed the Trustees Lighthouse tour. You can only go inside the lighthouse if you are part of the tour. The jeep ride though the sand was also a highlight got to see some interesting birds and learned some of the history of Chappaquiddick. Also a ride from the ferry to the Mytoi garden is included... More

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boston, ma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Got to see Cape Pogue up close and personal. Driver/tour guide was lovely with lots of interesting historical and environmental info.

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New York, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Based on recommendations from this site, my husband and I went with a group of friends on two of the Trustees' tours -- the kayak tour of Poucha Pond, and the lighthouse tour. Both were great, and we loved our guides -- Oliver (kayak tour) and Mary (lighthouse tour), both of whom were very nice, extremely interesting and well-informed! Definitely... More

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Summit, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

East Beach on Chappy is an absolute gem. A sandy oasis awaits you after a fun bike ride from the ferry.

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Westport, Connecticut, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

serene and beautiful..this is a great quiet place to spend time.....not much there but worth the visit

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Boston
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

After reading so many differing reviews I had my doubts about how enjoyable a side trip this would be. my wife and I decided for a quick trip before turning in our bike rentals in downtown Edgartown. Chappy is beautiful, quiet, missing the crowds traffic & noise of the vineyard. I am a terrible bike rider and have not biked... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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105 reviews 105 reviews
82 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Without the guidance of the Trustees of the Reservation staff we would have shown up on this island, seen the infamous Dyke Bridge and gone home. But following the advice of others on this site I booked us a tour with the Trustees and my entire family now rates this adventure as one of the best during our week on... More

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Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

we did the lighthouse tour and learned so much We had fun bouncing around through the sand in the open air jeep. The lighthouse was great to go to the top of and enjoy

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White Plains, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Getting there is half the fun on the tiny Chappy ferry, taking up to 3 cars at a time. And if you have a passenger in the car it's extra. Then onto Mytoi Japanese gardens, hiding in Chappaquiddick and an oasis of thoughtful relaxation. All of this notwithstanding the bicycling and the beach.

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Clover, SC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We took the Lighthouse tour sponsored by the Trustees of the reservation. The tour included access to the MyToi gardens which were very nice. One thing about the "Bridge" - it is not the original bridge from the incident in question. That bridge was replaced by a newer, safer bridge (in the same location).

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