A Walking Tour of Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Edgartown, MA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
From the charming town to the sunny beach Just seven miles off the coast of Massachusetts lies the island of Martha's Vineyard. Though occupation of the island dates back to 2270 B.C., its modern history begins in 1602, when explorer Bartholomew Gosnold named it for the wild grapes found there and supposedly for one of his daughters. There are six towns on the island, classified as up-island or down-island. Aquinnah (formerly known as Gay Head), Chilmark and West Tisbury are up-island; Vineyard Haven (also known as Tisbury), Oak Bluffs and Edgartown are down-island. Vacationers, day-trippers and weekend visitors gravitate to Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven and Edgartown. Edgartown, where most of the 19th century wealthy whaling captains lived, is the county seat and the grande dame of the down-island towns that became rich in the 19th century (along with Nantucket) on whaling profits. It is still filled with the stately, white clapboard Federal-style mansions of the whaling captains.