8 fun fall things to do on Martha’s Vineyard

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Tsh is the founder of this blog and lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

Last week, Kyle and I celebrated ten years of marriage in the same place where we honeymooned—Martha’s Vineyard. So this week on Babble, I’m sharing a few of our favorite places and activities on the idyllic island. From the post:

“As a Texan (me) and a Pacific Northwesterner (him), we didn’t know much about New England when we were engaged, but we did know one thing: it’s supposedly beautiful in the fall. So when booked the date for our fall wedding, we thought it fitting to celebrate our marriage in the quintessential destination for colored leaves and maple candy.

Martha’s Vineyard is like no other island. Resting south of the Cape Cod mainland and east of Nantucket, it’s a popular summer destination for much of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Founded in the early 1600s, it’s one of the earliest settlements in the entire country, and many of the buildings still hail from the 18th and 19th centuries.

There are no stoplights on the Vineyard, and the fastest speed limit is 40 miles per hour. There are no neon or backlit signs on any stores or restaurants: it’s all classic painted signs with a simple spotlight shining in the evening.

…We spent our days walking, talking, reading out loud, sleeping in, and eating more than we should have. A near-perfect vacation, in other words. Oh, and we completed sentences without interruption. I know every parent reading this appreciates our enthusiasm for this oft-missed activity.”

Ever wanted to visit? Head here to read all eight of my recommendations.

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