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Chappaquiddick

Address: Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Ranked #26 of 89 things to do in Edgartown
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking
Owner description: The infamous name marks a small, scenic island perfect for bike-riding.
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking
Owner description: The infamous name marks a small, scenic island perfect for bike-riding.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This Island is one of the "Best Kept Secrets" in New England. It has miles of unspoiled white sandy beaches, quiet walking paths, a huge conservation area, and a lovely natual country side. It is a wonderful place to escape from a busy life. I loved it there and found a great home near Wasque, that over-looked the tip of... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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149 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We walked down to the pier from the Kelly House to see the infamous bridge where it all happened. Not that impressive but historically significant.

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
56 helpful votes 56 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
28 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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