Thursday, January 27, 2011

Secret & Not-so-Secret spots in which to build wonderful memories on a range of budgets!

Many of the best finds on the Island are a little more under the surface and lucky for you, we've already done a lot of the digging for you.

It’s no wonder you often hear people reminiscing about childhood vacations spent on Martha’s Vineyard as the Island is a wonderful place for children of all ages. We'll help you plan a Vineyard vacation that will leave you and your children with memories to last a lifetime.

The Vineyard is in no short supply of fresh air and quiet or energy burning activities!
Hiking is fun for all! Be sure to pick up a map of the Land Bank and Trustee of Reservation properties. Over one-third of the Island is held in preservation and the trails go through cool woodlands, breezy meadows and along the scenic shoreline. Maps are available at their headquarters or from their websites.
Biking and jogging trails are all over the Island and our gentle, rolling terrain makes this kind of touring a very easy and wonderful individual or group activity.
For those that are water oriented, many charter boats offer half-day or daylong fishing trips and there’s also no shortage on day cruises. Motorboat, sailboat, jet ski, and kayak rentals are found mainly in the three major villages. Island Water Sports and Wind’s Up are good places to check with about rentals, and Mad Max is a popular Catamaran tour out of Edgartown. A cocktail sail at sunset on Magic Carpet is not to be missed. 

Fishing, clamming, crabbing, and just plain poking around in our ponds, bays and ocean are a favorite past time for kids of all ages! Explore on your own or call Sandcastle ay 508-627-5665 for guidance.

The FARM Institute at Katama Farms in Edgartown is another great stop for the wee little farmers right on up to the big, adult farmers, of tomorrow. An educational farm, with summer day camp programs for all ages, it gets children and adults actively involved in and excited about learning about sustainable agriculture and healthy eating.
Also look into the Flying Horses in Oak Bluffs (the nation’s oldest carousel), Nip'n Tuck Farms for hay rides, Polly Hill Arboretum for budding horticulturists, Island Alpaca Company for fuzzy fun, or Mini-Golf at Island Cove on
State Road
These are just a few things to keep you happy! Come and play!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Martha's Vineyard Triatholon

1st Annual Vineyard Warrior Triathlon
For you sports enthusiasts, Martha's Vinyeard is holding its first triatholon on September 11, 2011

a 1 mile swim, 24.6 mile bike, and a 6.2 mile run race that spans the scenic towns of
Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, West Tisbury, and Edgartown.
Contact Sandcastle Realty for housing opporturnities.