Idylls Along Sengekontacket's Shores
Posted Oct 23, 2016 on Hotels
The week after Columbus Day is a great time to enjoy Martha's Vineyard without the hassle of crowds. I walked on numerous trails and beaches, and only saw a handful of persons. There were still a good number of shops and restaurants open, and although the weather can vary at the mid-point of October, this particular weekend could not have been better, with blue skies and temperatures in the 60's and 70's. The swimming pool was locked up for the season, but I was not too disappointed because there were so many places to explore on my 3-day weekend. Even though the MV Regional Transit Bus Lines provide a lot of connections around the island (much better than in previous decades) I would still recommend making a reservation to bring a car over on the ferry because some of the most scenic roads, beaches and nature trails are off the beaten path. I brought my own bike with me too, and was able to drive to specific towns and then enjoy riding around less fatigued than I would have been had I ridden for miles and miles to get there from Oak Bluffs. If you are looking for a romantic getaway or just a way to connect with the beauty of nature, it does not get much better than visiting Martha's Vineyard in the weeks after Labor Day.