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      2011 Lighthouse Challenge

Mark Your Calendars! The 4th Annual  Martha's Vineyard Lighthouse Challenge takes place June 11th, 2011!

Last year's Martha’s Vineyard Lighthouse Challenge a great success. Participants were treated to five magnificent lighthouses, comfortable accommodations, great restaurants, shops, and attractions. We look forward to your return as we welcome the arrival of new lighthouse enthusiasts from all over the world.

While the challenge takes place on Saturday June 11th, take this opportunity to make it a weekend adventure on Martha's Vineyard.

This year the lighthouses will be open from 10am-4pm. An exciting part of your day will be the challenge to visit the Cape Poge Lighthouse. You will need to take a boat ride from Edgartown aboard the Chappaquiddick Ferry. (no reservations required). But you will need to make advance reservations (separate admission) for the overland adventure to reach Cape Poge conducted by the  Trustees of Reservations. No visit to the island is complete without a visit to the nationally respected Martha's Vineyard Museum.   

Tickets are $15 for a single, $25 for a family, and include admission to the four lighthouses and the Martha's Vineyard Museum, souvenir wrist band and bag of treats. Tickets may be purchased at any of the four lighthouses. There is a separate admission for the Cape Poge Lighthouse which must be purchased in advance from the Trustees of Reservations 

Lighthouses
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Getting to Martha’s Vineyard:
Martha’s Vineyard is an island located 7 miles off the coast of Cape Cod and is accessible only by ferry or airplane.

Only the Steamship Authority Ferry out of Woods Hole carries cars and you must have an advance reservation. For more information visit the Steamship Authority website at www.steamshipauthority.com or call 508-466-8600. We urge you to make your ferry reservation now. 

Passenger only ferries:

  • Falmouth Ferry  508-548-9400 (Falmouth-Martha's Vineyard)
  • Hy-Line    800-492-8082 (Hyannis-Martha's Vineyard)
  • Island Queen     508-548-4800 (Falmouth-Martha's Vineyard)
  • Martha's Vineyard Express Ferry  866-683-3779 (New Bedford to Martha's Vineyard)
  • Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry       401-295-4040 Quonset Point, RI to Martha's Vineyard)
  • Patriot Too      508-548-2626  (Falmouth to Martha's Vineyard)
  • Viking Fleet      631-668-5700  (Montauk, New York to Martha's Vineyard)
  • Seastreak        800-262-8743  (New York City to Martha's Vineyard)                

Cape Air (www.flycapeair.com) services the island with flights from White Plains, Providence, and Boston. US Airways has flights from LaGuardia airport in NYC.

The Vineyard Transit Authority is the island's great public transportation system.

Many of our businesses are offering Lighthouse specials. Just click LIGHTHOUSE SPECIALS and make your reservations now. Scroll down through the special offers to reach the Lighthouse Challenge offers.