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Address: Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Activities: Biking
Description: The infamous name marks a small, scenic island perfect for bike-riding.

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Interesting day trip

We took the ferry over from Edgartown, which is a good ride, although short and a little expensive if you take a car. Next time I would love to take bikes (weather was a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Donna S
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great experience guide was wonderful worth it to take the truck tour very knowledge and made us feel like we were part of the history. Answered all questions, a lot of laughs a memories

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

highly recommend taking the tour w the Trustees of the Reservation. Go out in 4 WD vehicle w tour guide and get entire history of Chappy lighthouse, ecosystems, island history. Great tour - and also spend time in the Botanical Garden - a real treat.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a lovely island with beautiful deserted beaches and absolutely no commercial presence. We explored a few beaches and visit the Mytoi Gardens which where lovely. We're going back this June and plan on kayaking to the lighthouse.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Visiting Chappaquiddick Island can be a dangerous experience for first times. The Over-The-Sand Vehicle Permits sold by the Trustees of Reservations to access East beach and the Cape Poge Refuge do not come with experience needed to stay out of trouble. What trouble you might ask ... getting stuck in the sugar sand up to your floor boards or parking... More 

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Vero beach florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The only way to get over there is on a ferry that only carries three cars at a time.Sometimes you can wait two hours in the ferry line just to get across.And there is nothing over there to see.No shops,restaurants,bathrooms,or vistas.there is a beach but it costs to park and is getting smaller every year due to erosion.Do yourself a... More 

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Napa Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We were short of time so we didn't take the ferry, but the view from the top of the ferry building at the end of the wharf is amazing. This is where one of the scenes from Jaws was filmed. Bring your camera!

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Ashburn, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Mostly dirt roads. Went there to see the infamous bridge. No big deal. The Japanese garden was very nice, peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

About as quaint and peacefull as it gets. Scenic with few paved roads---and views wherever you go. The ferry is great and the operators are real characters.

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was our first time on Chappy. So quiet, well protected, well kept natural beauty. The shore line is unbelievable; the history interesting.

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We took the ferry over from Edgartown, which is a good ride, although short and a little expensive if you take a car. Next time I would love to take bikes (weather was a little cool) and explore the island. Not too much to see but still very nice to enjoy. If the weather was warmer, would have been great... More 

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Address: Address: Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Edgartown

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