Martha's Vineyard: The Perfect Fall Getaway

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Curator’s statement

Fall is a beautiful time to visit Martha's Vineyard. As the leaves begin to change colors from green to red, yellow and orange, the island takes on a warm and inviting atmosphere. Create magical family memories visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards or farms that offer hayrides, corn mazes and other family-friendly activities. If you're looking for a more laid-back fall experience, you can explore the island's many quaint towns and villages full of unique shops, art galleries and cozy cafes where you can warm up with a cup of coffee or hot cider. Visitors can also enjoy scenic drives along the coastline, visit historic lighthouses and wander through the island's many nature preserves and state forests. Fall is a perfect time to enjoy the charm of Martha's Vineyard!

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Things to do In Martha's Vineyard

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MV International Film Festival - September. A celebration of cinema worldwide.

MV Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby - September/October. A tournament for and run by fishermen. Anglers compete for prizes with divisions in both shore and boat fishing.

Martha's Vineyard Oyster Fest - September/October. This two-day event features local food trucks, live music and interactive exhibits.

Martha's Vineyard Food & Wine Festival - October. Meet local culinary talent and guest chefs and vintners from around the world during this four-day event.

Backroad Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Guided Bike Tour - September. Bike in pine forests, cycle to lighthouses and beaches.

Martha's Vineyard All Island Tour - Take a bus tour and see sights including Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven and more.

Morning Glory Farm Pumpkin Festival - October. Enjoy hayrides, live music, pumpkin carving, cider pressing and farm-fresh food.

Places to eat & drink In Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard local cafe.

19 Raw Oyster Bar - A warm and welcoming casual atmosphere featuring the best raw oysters on the island.

Atlantic Restaurant - Classic seafood and chops overlooking Edgartown Harbor.

Chilmark Tavern - Quaint and quiet, featuring a menu of bistro classics.

Detente Restaurant - Upscale atmosphere for that special evening, serving dishes with European flair.

The Barn Bowl and Bistro - Where else can you get pizza and bowling? Serving a variety of creatively topped pies!

Red Cat Kitchen - Seasonal farm-and-sea-to-table menu items in a cozy atmosphere.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Henley Vazquez’s guide, The Perfect New England Getaway: 1 Week in Martha's Vineyard.

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