We do a lot of things well on this 100-square-foot Island of ours — including bike paths. Bike riding on Martha’s Vineyard is simply spectacular. Whether it be along the shoreline or through the forest, biking on the Vineyard is fun, easy, and very bike-rider friendly. Our bike paths cover 44 miles of the Island, making cycling a must-do (and safe!) family-friendly activity on Martha’s Vineyard. Here are our three favorite trails for biking.
Beach Road between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown: This stunning six-mile, paved trail travels along the Nantucket Sound on one side and the 7-acre Sengekontacket Pond on the other, and is entirely flat. It’s definitely one of the most popular trails on the Island because of its stunning views. Bikers can even take a pit stop and go for a swim at State Beach. There are plenty of bike racks along the way!
Katama Loop to South Beach: Just outside of Edgartown, there is a fabulous bike path that loops down Katama Road, along Atlantic Drive, and over to Herring Creek Road. Riders pass open fields, farms, South Beach, and the Katama Airfield (you might just see the vintage red biplane taking off and doing some aviation tricks in the air!). It’s a lovely 5-mile, flat, paved loop with some incredible wildflowers along the way.
Manuel F. Correllus State Forest: Smack dab in the middle of Martha’s Vineyard is the Manuel F. Corellus State Forest, which has miles and miles of flat, paved bike trails. And since it is so conveniently located, you can get there easily by way of additional bike paths that connect from any of the three major towns (Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, and Edgartown).
Not bringing your bike over? No problem! You can easily rent bikes when you get here. Just visit our Bike Rentals page to find the one perfect for you.
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