In mid-June, we hopped on the ferry from Cape Cod to Martha’s Vineyard with the e-bikes. We had a beautiful day and spent all of it riding around and exploring as much of the island as we could. There are a number of hop-on/hop-off trails, and a few areas where you must share the (very) narrow road with cars and construction trucks, but we lived to ride another day so it couldn’t have been too bad. The island is 100 square miles but my butt isn’t fully accustomed to the bike seat, so we explored about 20 of them. We got to see Tisbury, Edgartown, and Oak Bluffs, which was enough to assure us we’d be back for more of Martha’s Vineyard someday. It is SO adorable. The best part is the little neighborhood of gingerbread houses in Oak Bluffs, which are so delicately decorated and colorfully painted. We parked the bikes and walked around trying to decide just how many pictures of darling gingerbread houses were too many, but one was cuter than the next, so I couldn’t help but take at least a hundred.
The boat that takes passengers with cars and/or bikes from Cape Cod to the island is so well run and the ride feels very short. There are tons of lovely houses to rent, beautiful beaches, places to eat, and of course, the original Vineyard Vines store. We’ll be back!