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Chappaquiddick

Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Ranked #4 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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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32 reviews 32 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Chester, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Chappaquiddik is probably my favorite beach out of all of the Martha's Vineyard and Chappaquiddik beaches. It is very pretty and the water is usually very calm and great for swimming. I really enjoy riding the little harbor ferry over from Martha's to Chappaquiddik. It also has Mytoi Garden which is a great place to go. I would definitely go... More

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Edgartow
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you are planning a Vineyard vacation, be sure to take the ferry to Chappy! It is a wonderful tradition. Barely any traffic, and stunning beaches. If you have an SUV, I would recommend driving right out onto the beach. Allows you to have a prime beach spot!

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Storrs, Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Family with teenage kids really enjoyed the Trustees Lighthouse tour. You can only go inside the lighthouse if you are part of the tour. The jeep ride though the sand was also a highlight got to see some interesting birds and learned some of the history of Chappaquiddick. Also a ride from the ferry to the Mytoi garden is included... More

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boston, ma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Got to see Cape Pogue up close and personal. Driver/tour guide was lovely with lots of interesting historical and environmental info.

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New York, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Based on recommendations from this site, my husband and I went with a group of friends on two of the Trustees' tours -- the kayak tour of Poucha Pond, and the lighthouse tour. Both were great, and we loved our guides -- Oliver (kayak tour) and Mary (lighthouse tour), both of whom were very nice, extremely interesting and well-informed! Definitely... More

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