Our house is perfectly located for enjoying all the beauties of 'Up Island' while remaining within range of the action in the island's three main towns. We have galleries, gourmet delis and fine dining just a short walk away, and one of the islands best small supermarkets less than 1/2 a mile away. Seth's freshwater pond is less than a mile, great for small children or endurance swimmers who favor fresh calm waters. Then a short distance further is Lamberts Cove beach, a serene crescent of sunset facing sand and wave free swimming. Cycle paths lead off to the State forest from our front yard, West Tisbury town, home of the County Fair in August and all stations west as far as Gay head.
The delightful fishing village of Menemsha lies a few miles up peaceful North Road with its stellar seafood and legendary sunsets. Many epic beaches adorn the western end of Marthas Vineyard all easily accessible to the early bird who claims a parking spot. You will be well ahead of the crowd.
Other Activities: ' Historically referred to as Middletown, the intersection of State and North Roads was home to one of the earliest European settlements on the Vineyard - predating even the town of Tisbury. According to Gazette archives, Middletown was a business center, with blacksmiths, weavers and cabinetmakers plying their trades. A post office stood near the intersection in the 19th century, in its time a central Vineyard location where horse-drawn mail carriers would stop to rest on their way up-Island.' Extracted from The Vineyard Gazette. 2006
Here are the websites of a few nearby points of interest.
As villages go, North Tisbury (formerly Middletown) has a lot
going on in it's own quiet, unpretentious way.
www.fiddleheadfarmstand.com ... across the street
www.mvglassworks.com ... up the road a few.
www.stateroadrestaurant.com ... across from the Glassworks
www.granarygallery.com ... down Old Courthouse and beyond
www.middletownnursery.com ... up the road apace
Golf: Public courses on West Chop ( Mink Meadows ) and Oak Bluffs ( Farm Neck )