West Tisbury, with its white church steeple, historic general store, small farm stands and cool ponds is the quintessential New England village.
The Grange Hall is home to events three seasons out of the year, including iconic Vineyard activities such as the Artisan Festivals which boasts more than 70 Island artisans on exhibit from handcrafts, photography and painting, jewelry and clothing design, paper and bookmaking, to name just a few.
The West Tisbury Farmer’s Market is renown throughout the Island for its fabulous selection of produce, meats, baked goods handcrafts, prepared foods and so much – it’s an adventure for your taste buds!
Alley’s General Store is an authentic, historic general store – the type of place from childhood memories of a wonderful jumble of Vineyard goods, housewares, groceries, post office, hardware and penny candy.
The Field Gallery’s outdoor sculpture garden is iconic to the Vineyard, showcasing Thomas Malley’s whimsical sculptures interspersed with more modern designs.
Polly Hill Arboretum is an oasis of calm and natural beauty, and a must for arborists, naturalists and lovers of nature. Learn the story of the amazing and pragmatic Polly Hill and how she curated the space starting from seeds sent to her from around the world.
Of the many galleries and studios that dot the Vineyard, Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks is distinctive in they allow customers to watch a work of art come to life, from the raw materials and an artist’s vision, to the final piece.
Insider’s Tip: Lambert’s Cove beach is one of the most lovely spots on Martha’s Vineyard. It is invisible from Lambert’s Cove Road, and the small parking lot is restricted to cars with town resident parking permits from mid-June through mid-September. Two things to note: parking is permitted for everyone between mid-September through mid-June, and in season before 10am. It’s a wonderful place to walk for literally miles along the beach, and even has a spot where well behaved dogs can run off-leash. But please, follow the posted rules, especially following the restrictions of no dogs after 10am and cleaning up after your pet.
PUBLIC BUS in front and across the street from Alley’s General Store