Walking & Biking
Walking the Vineyard
Martha's Vineyard is a wonderful place to walk. From strolling through our quaint towns and enjoying the local flavor, to hiking our rugged up-island coastline and exploring sandy shores, beauty abounds for the traveler on foot. Explore our conservation lands, walk the coastlines, visit our lighthouses, shop in our six distinct Island towns — it can take quite a while to see it all. Throughout the site you'll find places to go, things to see, walks to take — so come to the Vineyard and let your feet set the pace.
Vineyard Haven Town Tour:
Edgartown Town Tour:
Oak Bluffs Town Tour:
Up-Island Towns Tour:
Many people are surprised when they discover Martha's Vineyard covers about 100
square miles. Biking the entire Island can be quite a challenge. People who are
occasional bikers will find plenty of exercise and wonderful sights by taking in
bits of the "down-Island" route—Vineyard Haven to Oak Bluffs to Edgartown and back
(roughly 25 miles round trip). This route is mostly flat and easier for children,
as well as adults. More experienced riders can make the entire route or bike "up-Island"
to Chilmark and Aquinnah. However, depending on the route, you can cover more than
20 miles—each way! Additionally the terrain can be hilly and the roadway curvy.
There are no bike paths or streetlights for the major part of the "up-Island" route.
Some easier options are to bus up and bike back or to use West Tisbury as your starting
Check out the bike path map and the
more detailed biking routes.
Bikes are available to rent in numerous places on the Island.