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Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Dike Road, Chappaquiddick Island, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
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Explore this magnificent barrier beach with its sandy shoreline, expansive...

Explore this magnificent barrier beach with its sandy shoreline, expansive salt marsh, beautiful salt pond, and unique colony of hardy red cedars.

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Best part of our trip to MV was going to Chappaquiddick and going out to Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge and Lighthouse!

So we knew that there was a 5th lighthouse to see on Chappaquiddick and then learned there was an open house going on at the lighthouse from 10a-2p one day during our stay on MV... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2016
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

So we knew that there was a 5th lighthouse to see on Chappaquiddick and then learned there was an open house going on at the lighthouse from 10a-2p one day during our stay on MV. It was off season (post Columbus Day) but we had not researched what went on going out to see Cape Poge Lighthouse. We just knew... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Wanting to get out of town and try's new beach, we headed over to Chappaquiddick to visit the Cape Pogue beach today, and loved it. The beach is about a half-mile walk from the parking lot so come prepared to carry your stuff to the beach once you are on the beach, it is a great beach, there are very... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 3, 2016

Lovely beach at the end of the road, approach across the infamous bridge and a beautiful marsh. Many shells here.

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Thank MajorNYC
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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Reviewed June 10, 2016

Did not see much wildlife, but the ocean views and dunes were beautiful. Some areas closed due to nesting

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anywhere for a good meal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2015

Our guide, Dick, was super. The ride was great in the all terrain vehicle...a couple of hours into wonderfully pristine and beautiful scenery. $25 per person, in season only, and worth every cent. Bring mosquito spray...those little critters fly fast, even invading a moving, open back truck.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed September 28, 2015

Went on the lighthouse tour offered by thetrustees.org, the group that maintains the nature preserve. You ride on benches (shaded) in the back of a pickup truck, so be prepared for some bumps. The 2-hour tour heads along the beach, bay, and dunes to the lighthouse. Along the way, we learned about history, plants, wildlife, and even magnetite from Dick,... More 

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Reviewed September 5, 2015

If you decide to do the kayaking tour and you're new to MV, let me give you some advice. Now this is all stuff that I really WISH the people at the Refuge (the Trustees they're called) had TOLD ME. 1. In order to get to Cape Poge, you have to take a tiny ferry over a very short distance... More 

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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Reviewed August 28, 2015

Annual Trip out to the Vineyard was going so so, until my wife called across to The Trustees and booked the Light House Tour. I cannot say enough about how accommodating the entire Trustee Team was...from picking us up at the ferry, to taking us earlier, all in addition to answering all the random questions. Had never been over to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Trustees of Reservations tour of outer Chappaquiddick was excellent. You go over-sand in some of the remotest parts of the Islands. Fantastic views of Cape Poge Bay and Nantucket Sound. Great lighthouse stop. Respectful offroading. Do this first before you take your own 4x4 with OSV permit unless you are an expert off-roader.

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New York
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Reviewed August 26, 2014

This $25 tour gives you 2 hours of delightful nature tour where you can see a beautiful lighthouse in a remote part of Martha's Vineyard. We had a very knowledgeable guide who explained the history of the lighthouse (not of the more infamous events of Chappaquiddick) and patiently helped us identify birds and plants in the area. One of the... More 

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