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Martha's Vineyard Pictures

Sunset on Martha's Vineyard picture in Martha's Vineyard
Oak Bluffs picture in Martha's Vineyard
Oak Bluff Campground picture in Martha's Vineyard
Aquinnah Cliffs picture in Martha's Vineyard
East Chop Light picture in Martha's Vineyard
Black Dog Tavern picture in Martha's Vineyard
Menemsha picture in Martha's Vineyard
Wildflowers on Lambert's Cove picture in Martha's Vineyard
Menemsha Hills picture in Martha's Vineyard
Inside Black Dog Tavern picture in Martha's Vineyard
Mytoi Japanese Garden picture in Martha's Vineyard
Cape Poge Lighthouse picture in Martha's Vineyard
Ocean Park, Oak Bluffs picture in Martha's Vineyard
Gay Head at Dusk picture in Martha's Vineyard
Edgartown Lighthouse picture in Martha's Vineyard
Island Alpaca picture in Martha's Vineyard
Beaches picture in Martha's Vineyard
Summer in Martha's Vineyard picture in Martha's Vineyard
Long Point Wildlife Refuge picture in Martha's Vineyard
Activities in Martha's Vineyard picture in Martha's Vineyard
Lobster Roll picture in Martha's Vineyard

Leave the car on the mainland and get around Martha's Vineyard via bike. It's a cheaper, more pleasant way to tour the island, according to recent visitors. DACowley Getty Images

Expect charming scenes like this when visiting Oak Bluffs, a town in Martha's Vineyard.  Gary D'Ercole Getty Images

These colorful cottages were modeled after the elaborate tents, crafted by 19th-century campers. Kenneth Wiedemann Getty Images

The Aquinnah Cliffs, a National Historic Landmark, are made up of green sands, white quartz, black organic soil and other colorful clays.  DenisTangneyJr Getty Images

Martha's Vineyard is dotted with adorable little lighthouses, including East Chop, Edgartown and Gay Head on the Aquinnah Cliffs. Courtesy of Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce

Don't leave the vineyard without sampling the quahog chowder or a crab cake sandwich at Black Dog Tavern in Vineyard Haven. sgibbons Flickr

This fishing village is home to the popular Menemsha Beach. "Jaws" fans might find a few sights familar here, too; parts of the blockbuster film were shot in these waters. Courtesy of Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce

Lambert's Cove is located in West Tisbury ("up-island"). petersbar Flickr

Menemsha Hills is a 211-acre preserve in Chilmark. If you climb to the top, you'll enjoy the second highest point on the Vineyard. petersbar Flickr

A peek inside the iconic Black Dog Tavern — considered by many to be a Martha's Vineyard institution.  Mattia Panciroli Flickr

Look for this serene 14-acre Japanese garden on Chappaquiddick Island. mgstanton Flickr

You'll find this vertigo-inducing spiral staircase inside the Cape Poge Lighthouse on Chappaquiddick.   Robin Jaffray Flickr

Recent visitors said a bike ride or stroll through Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs is a relaxing way to enjoy the charm that permeates Martha's Vineyard. OlegAlbinsky Getty Images

If you can't make it to the Aquinnah Cliffs during the day, stop by at dusk to see the Gay Head Lighthouse lit up. DenisTangneyJr Getty Images

Originally constructed for Crane Beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts, this 1800s-era lighthouse was relocated to the Vineyard in 1938. William Britten Getty Images

Spread across 19 acres, Island Alpaca features a herd of 72 Huacaya alpacas and one llama. mgstanton Flickr

From the protected, shallow surf on the northern and eastern coasts of the island to the big waves crashing on the south side, the Vineyard's various shorelines offer a little something for everyone. Courtesy of Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce

The vineyard comes alive in the summer. While May through Labor Day is a great time to visit, it's also very crowded. Prepare to share the sand with a lot of other sunbathers.  Courtesy of Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce

Located about 2 miles south of Edgartown Road, the Long Point Wildlife Refuge features miles of walking trails along the beach, dunes and coves.  Courtesy of Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce

Martha's Vineyard can get crowded in the summer. If you're looking to escape the beach and venture on an adventure of your own, boating activities like kayaking provide a great respite from the seasonal chaos. Courtesy of Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce

You can't visit Martha's Vineyard without sampling a lobster roll. Larsen's Fish Market in Menemsha offers this delectable delight and the chance to eat on the dock. Courtesy of Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce

Sunset on Martha's Vineyard picture in Martha's Vineyard
Oak Bluffs picture in Martha's Vineyard
Oak Bluff Campground picture in Martha's Vineyard
Aquinnah Cliffs picture in Martha's Vineyard
East Chop Light picture in Martha's Vineyard
Black Dog Tavern picture in Martha's Vineyard
Menemsha picture in Martha's Vineyard
Wildflowers on Lambert's Cove picture in Martha's Vineyard
Menemsha Hills picture in Martha's Vineyard
Inside Black Dog Tavern picture in Martha's Vineyard
Mytoi Japanese Garden picture in Martha's Vineyard
Cape Poge Lighthouse picture in Martha's Vineyard
Ocean Park, Oak Bluffs picture in Martha's Vineyard
Gay Head at Dusk picture in Martha's Vineyard
Edgartown Lighthouse picture in Martha's Vineyard
Island Alpaca picture in Martha's Vineyard
Beaches picture in Martha's Vineyard
Summer in Martha's Vineyard picture in Martha's Vineyard
Long Point Wildlife Refuge picture in Martha's Vineyard
Activities in Martha's Vineyard picture in Martha's Vineyard
Lobster Roll picture in Martha's Vineyard

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