Insider's Guide to Martha's Vineyard

Head "up island" to escape the crowds but still enjoy one of America's iconic islands.

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West Tisbury
Photo: Brooks Kraft

West Tisbury

It feels like time stopped in West Tisbury. Martha's Vineyard's second-largest village continues to honor the past with historic churches and landmarks open to the public, and residents who've restored sea captains' homes. For a unique spot to stay off the beaten path, Lambert's Cove Inn, originally a farmhouse built in 1790, consists of a main house, carriage house, and guesthouse. The inn is located in a lush, wooded area, but it's a short walk to a private beach where it's just you and the occasional seal.

In town, if you're looking for a mix of pretty much anything, Alley's General Store is the place to find it. Because it's the oldest operating retailer on the Vineyard, the vintage possibilities are endless. Grange Hall hosts an impressive farmers' market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, as well as community events throughout the year.

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