Martha’s Vineyard is a special place anytime of the year, including the Winter — the season that allows you to fall in love with the Island “without her makeup on,” and to grow a true appreciation for all she has to offer.The community of Martha’s Vineyard is rich in arts, culture, and history, and that carries on throughout the year. On any given Winter day, there are art classes to take, independent movies to see, theater productions to enjoy, live music to hear, and museums and galleries to stroll. Check out our Calendar, Museum, and Arts, Culture, and Entertainment pages for more info.
The natural beauty of the Island is far from stark in the Winter. In fact, Winter is a great time to really see the land of Martha’s Vineyard. With seemingly endless hiking trails that meander through fields, woods, marshlands, and along ponds, bluffs, and beaches, hiking on the Island is popular in the Winter — as is snowshoeing and cross-country skiing when snow falls. Visit our Hiking page for more info.
You can also enjoy other great outdoorsy activities in the Winter here. Take a tour at one of the working year-round farms on the Island; join a group for bird watching (there are over 120 species here in the Winter!); take a country drive down Island roads; or catch a magnificent Winter sunset over the water. Throw on an extra layer, and you’re all set — the Island is generally 8 – 12 degrees warmer than Boston! Visit our Calendar, Birding, and Farm pages for more information.
Prefer to stay inside? We’ve got you covered. Pamper yourself with a luxurious massage, facial, or specialty service from one of the beloved Island spas. Enjoy a hot toddy at a warm Island bar. Cozy on up to a fireplace at numerous Island hotels and inns. Treat yourself to a locally produced meal at a delicious Island restaurant. Check out our Spa, Dine Here, and Stay Here pages for more information.
Have you been to Martha’s Vineyard during the Winter? What’s your favorite thing to do? I made a snowperson on the beach last weekend, pictured above.
Grab your coat, and we’ll see you in the Vineyard!
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