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

The infamous name marks a small, scenic island perfect for bike-riding.

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We were lucky enough to have received a recommendation from our hotel. They set up a tour with a gentleman from the historical society. I'm not sure if that's what they called it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to have received a recommendation from our hotel. They set up a tour with a gentleman from the historical society. I'm not sure if that's what they called it, but in essence that's what it was. It has been a few months since our trip. He was wonderful and took us all over the island. It... More 

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Thank Linda S
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Very nice areaan scenic for a nice Sunday drive.Traffic was not heavy,but could be during the summer season.we also viewed this area from a tour boat and that was interesting.

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Boylston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

To reach this destination, you have to take a small ferry, called "the on-time ferry because there is no schedule and only goes when someone needs transport." The ferry holds about 6 cars and it takes only a few minutes to go from Edgartown to Chappy. Many people use the ferry because resources/food on Chappy are scarce.

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Thank Les F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We took the ferry from Edgartown to Chappy for $16 round trip. Lots off area to see beat fly scenic. If you want to see the Chappaquiddick Incident it's completely unmarked. Look for Dike Bridge towards Mtoi Gardens. I looked up an old map on a Google and found it. Google the story too because it's super interesting.

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Thank Dawne G
Washington, Michigan
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Took our jeep off on the sand at the Trustees of the Reservation. Such a treat and awesome way to spend the day!

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Thank Kristen W
North Easton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

rent bikes - take ferry - visit the gardens and the ocean. remember to take water with you. easy ride

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Difficult to find and unmarked, but we got to the infamous bridge over Poucha Pond where US Senator Ted Kennedy drove off this bridge and into the pond on 18 th July 1969, leading to drowning death of Mary Jo Kopeche. The legal and political intrigue which followed is gripping. Well worth a visit to the site and the history.

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Timonium, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Took the little ferry across and rode our bikes around the whole island. Fun way to explore, but beware of roads that are sand and stone and dirt. Very treacherous on a bicycle, but fun just the same. You may take a sand vehicle out to the lighthouse

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We visited for two reasons. First, because we are old enough to recall the tragedy involving Ted Kennedy and Mary Jo Kopechne, we were curious about the island. Second, we like to take long walks without running into a lot of people. We spent an afternoon here, paying the fee to ferry our car to/from Martha's Vineyard and paying a... More 

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San Rafael, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Being a tourist there is not much to see, the streets a re very poorly marked, which I guess the owners want. We had a very hard time finding the bridge, that is famous. Finally finding it realizing, there is not even a plaque we went back to Edgartown.

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