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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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Westport, Connecticut, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
71 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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190 reviews 190 reviews
73 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

For those who are interested in exploring the beautiful scenery and wildlife of this lovely island --- and who are not interested in focusing on a 1969 bridge accident ---- I highly recommend the Trustees of Reservation Tour. Our group of 20 did this tour as part of a Backroads Biking Tour, and we had a great time. After being... More

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Los Angeles, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A little putt-putt ferry takes you the 500 feet to Chappaquiddick Island. Rent your bicycles in Edgartown because there's no place on the island (it adds $2 to the cost of the ferry). It's about 5 miles to the other end of the island, the last 1.5 of which is through sand, so be prepared! The bridge Teddy drove off,... More

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Saratoga NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Yes, for ALL of those reasons. The beaches showed wear and tear of a long winter but I enjoyed sitting and watching the fishermen working their lines, hoping to catch the " big one"

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Western Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Take the ferry "just coz you can" and the there, go to MyToi Garden-beautiful and see the countryside-can't believe it's an island! Great for mountainbiking according to my uber-biker hubby.

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