This is a delightful time of year to be on Martha’s Vineyard, as the seasonal ebb and flow between late summer and early fall, washes back and forth from warmer to cooler. The calendar may say September 22 is the first day of fall, but it’s the autumnal blending of September and October that always produces some of our best Vineyard days. It’s a great time to enjoy the ebb and flow of the seasons on Martha’s Vineyard.
All of your favorite restaurants are still open, the crowds of summer are gone, and you might even find yourself the only one on the beach (as the couple above did this week on State Beach)! It’s a magical time.
The Ebb And Flow Of The Seasons On Martha’s Vineyard – Morning Glory Farm
Nowhere is the seasonal shift more on display than at Morning Glory Farm, where the pumpkins are out, but there are also still some late-season sunflowers, tomatoes, and corn. The very popular new food truck has even added picnic table seating for some seasonal snacking and dining. More about the food truck.
The Ebb And Flow Of The Seasons On Martha’s Vineyard – The Derby Is Underway
That of course, is The Derby, as in the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass And Bluefish Derby. For nearly eight decades this annual Vineyard fall classic has been bringing out fishing folks of all ages, from all over, for fishing on boats, and from shore. There are weigh-ins every morning and evening by the Yacht Club on Dock Street in downtown Edgartown. It’s quite the scene. There are grand prizes and a lot of money is raised annually for their scholarship fund. The Derby runs from mid-September thru October 15th.
The Ebb And Flow Of The Seasons On Martha’s Vineyard – Island Lighthouses
Boston Magazine is out with its Top 12 Lighthouses To Visit In Massachusetts — and the Vineyard took two of those 12 spots. The magazine spotlighted the Edgartown Harbor Lighthouse and the Gay Head Lighthouse up in Aquinnah.
Both of those lighthouses are open to the public and available for tours in the early fall. If you’ve never visited either one inside, this is a great time of year to do it. They stand as welcoming beacons to Martha’s Vineyard — representing both the Island’s maritime past, and today, a favored family photo op, and selfie spot.
The Ebb And Flow Of The Seasons On Martha’s Vineyard – MV Bucket List Lighthouse Adventure
We’ve explored both lighthouses for our MV Bucket List video series. They’re a good mix of history and fun. You can watch the video adventure above or for more details check this MV Bucket List blog post.
So whether you want to walk a beach, join the derby, enjoy some farm-to-table dining, or just recharge and relax, these are some golden moments on Martha’s Vineyard.
The Ebb And Flow Of The Seasons On Martha’s Vineyard – Getting From Point A To Point B
And of course, if you’d like a little Vineyard getaway of your own, our vacation rental team can help. We’ve got a lot of great homes still open and available in the early fall. You can email us or call 508-627-4567 ext 2. If you’re more interested in buying your own island home, our Point B | Compass team would be honored to advise and help. Email the real estate team or call 508-627-4567 ext 1.