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Chappaquiddick

Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Edgartown
Type: Islands, Outdoors
Activities: Biking
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Owner description: The infamous name marks a small, scenic island perfect for bike-riding.

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Not much on the island and you should have an at least a 4 wheel drive to go on the roads - a bit rustic.

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Scarsdale, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Better off just watching the On Time Ferry shuttle back and forth. At least that's entertaining, Nothing special to see, go up island to the cliffs and Menemsha instead.

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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93 reviews 93 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

we "ferried" over :-) to Chappaquiddick to see the island. Well, we couldn't get to the lighthouse because our car isn't 4- wheel or all-wheel drive. That was a disappointment. We drove the rutted dirt roads back and parked in the parking lot near the "ferry" and walked the beach... it was great having it mostly to ourselves as it... More

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Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Beautiful, serene--I visited the first week of September. Perfect time of year! I would imagine it would be super busy during summer months. Pick and choose the time of year to make visting pleasurable.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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119 reviews 119 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It was interesting just to be in the spot where it all happened. To actually seen and remember the tragedy that happened there.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Wanted to visit here to see the lighthouse at Cape Pogue, so hopped on the "Chappy Ferry" with my car - it is a $6 return ticket ride and the journey takes about 1-2mins. Be warned the queues can be a problem - I was ok going to Chappy but had a good 20mins wait getting back. Once over the... More

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North Hampton, New Hampshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

There is not a whole lot to see on Chappaquidick, but it is an excellent place for a bike ride across the island to the (in)famous bridge where Teddie Kennedy had is unfortunate accident. Along the way you'll find some formal gardens that are worth a stop and a look. Otherwise, the main values of visiting are: 1) to say... More

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Just a short ferry ride from the main island, this is a side of Martha's Vineyard few see. We biked and had a thoroughly relaxing visit. Beach nearly empty after Labor Day, and quite a different experience presumably before.

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Dorset, Vermont
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Took our bikes on the short ferry to Chappy and cycled a 15-20 minute ride to the beach. Left our bikes on the racks and paid to enter the preserve. Walked to beach front and found ourselves alone with the widest expanse of beach around us. Nothing commercial to see on the island. There's a jeep-like tour available. Must have... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Took the ferry ($16) over to Chappaquiddick to have a look around, great if you're house hunting (amazing houses) but you do need a four wheel drive to do all the sight seeing as most of the places were for 4wd only, so we missed out on a few things to do unfortunately. Rated average (more our fault as we... More

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