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Chappaquiddick

Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Edgartown
Type: Islands
Activities: Biking
Description: The infamous name marks a small, scenic island perfect for bike-riding.
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Chappy is worth checking out but you should expect to travel on dirt/sand roads, look out for ticks and mosquitos and be willing to walk. Over sand permits are available as a reasonable price; your vehicle should have good clearance and all-wheel drive. East Beach, the pond, Cape Pogue lighthouse and North Neck are spectacular. The Trustees of Reservations offers... More

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Dunstable, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

There is not much of anything there. You drive for periods of time and pretty much see nothing. There was some sort of conservation land / park or bird sanctuary that we came upon but did not explore. For the cost and trouble to get on the ferry we did not find it to be something we would rush back... More

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Waitsfield, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Slip Away Farm is beautiful with stunning (and delicious) vegetables. The farmers are terrific, friendly and welcoming!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Just because you aren't staying on Chappaquiddick, doesn't mean you can enjoy everything this gorgeous island has to offer. Rent a bike, pack a picnic, and get ready to make some memories. The island is just a short ferry ride from Edgartown. The ferry takes cars, bikes, and single passengers. I would strongly suggest leaving your car behind-- you can... More

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Irvine, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The only way to get to Chappaquiddick is via the "chappy ferry"; literally a two minute ride from Edgartown. There are many glorious homes on expansive pieces of land, many overlooking the bay or the ocean. It is definitely private. We asked if we could take pictures at the local beach club since it had a great view, but were... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We spent almost a week on "Chappy" as the locals call it and for the once that like it nice and quiet with being surrounded by either a forest or water....this is the place to be! We needed a car with all wheel drive since we had to drive partially on the beach to reach our house. I went beach... More

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Chappy is quiet, unspoiled and beautiful. Wasque is damaged and one area is closed. Definitely visit North Neck and go up to the viewing platform. Cape Pogue is an excellent beach.

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Southport CT
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119 reviews 119 reviews
48 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

holy mackerel.... the water was warm, rollers gi-normous, sand flew into your sandwiches but it was epic. Found parking easily in the afternoon when we went...

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Sevenoaks
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193 reviews 193 reviews
45 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

It was a dull day and the ferry stop was just near our hotel so we thought we'd go and have a walk round. We walked for a couple of miles and really didn't get anywhere so decided to walk back to the ferry stop. We were about half way from the ferry terminal when the rain fell in torrents.... More

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nj
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We have been to Martha's Vineyard summer after summer but never explored Chappy until now. What a delight. First fishing with husband and sons off the cliffs, very dangerous climbing down the stairs leading to the beach but worth it. There is also a hidden golf course on the island that at first seems like it's in someones backyard. You... More

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