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Chilmark contains not only the quaint, authentic fishing village of Menemsha, but is also a town of rolling hills overlooking the ocean, tree-lined country roads dotted with small farm stands and host to  a film festival so fabulous you’ll wonder how you could be anywhere else in March.

Chilmark, which is the birthplace of MVSL (Martha's Vineyard Sign Language) has a small, charming town center that includes gems such as the Chilmark Store , The Yard (which offers magnificent modern and classical dance, classes and performances) and The Chilmark Community Center. The  Center is always hopping, particularly during March, when it plays host to The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival.  

Moving on, follow the signs to Menemsha and be transported back in time while visiting this small, quaint and authentic fishing village. Linger awhile for some of the freshest seafood you'll ever enjoy, at Menemsha's right-on-the-harbor fish markets.  Then head to the beach and wait for the spectacular sunset that often ends with applause.

Click here to view Martha's Vineyard Signed Language Community: Driving Tour

Insider Tip: On Saturday and Wednesday summer mornings drive North Road to the Chilmark Flea, an eclectic hodge-podge of stands that include handcrafts, jewelry design, antiques, photography, baked goods and more.

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