A Walk On Martha’s Vineyard

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding”
Proverbs 3:5

Hello friends…from the New England states!  For the last 12 days, Butch and I have been enjoying an autumn road trip to this beautiful part of the US that we have never seen until now!  We began with three days in Boston, then on to Martha’s Vineyard for three days, then we moseyed on over to Cape Cod for a couple of days, followed by a day in Nantucket, and we ended with a day in Newport, RI!  Whew!  Are you tired yet?  We sure are…we drove the entire way!  I have taken hundreds of photos that I must wade through, but I thought that I would share a little walking tour on Martha’s Vineyard with you today…and we are visiting two little towns!  You better lace up your most comfortable shoes because we have lots of ground to cover! 

We began our walking tour in Edgartown which was founded in 1642 and is one of New England’s most elegant communities. Stately white Greek Revival houses built by whaling captains have been carefully maintained.  To really appreciate and view Edgartown, you must walk its streets! 

 
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Wesleyan Grove in Oaks Bluff was the first summer religious camp established in the United States.  It is famous for its more than 300 Carpenter Gothic cottages with Victorian-style, gingerbread.  Every color combination imaginable can be seen on these cute summer cottages!


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Thank you for joining me on Martha’s Vineyard…there will be more from our trip soon, so stay tuned!

pam-closer

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66 comments

  1. Beautiful home Pam – they are dreamy! This is my dream trip – New England in the fall so really looking forward to your posts. I spent a few days in Martha’s Vineyard with a couple of friends way back, loved it then and would love to go back with my husband and son!

  2. Your itinerary sounded much like ours when we traveled that area several years ago. I hope you were able to enjoy the Freedom Trail. Not sure if you hit any of the Cliff Walk mansions while in Newport RI, but even just the walk was a sight to behold as well. Enjoyed your photos from Edgartown. It’s always nice to be grounded back home again. Have a great week.
    Rita

  3. Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Good Morning, Pam! What beautiful houses! I think I saw a few that I could move right into! I was able to visit Portand, Maine a few years ago, and we took a day trip to Boston. We were there in the Fall, too. It is absolutely beautiful! I dream of going back for a visit. Thanks for taking us along on your trip. I hope that you have a wonderful and blessed day!!!

  4. Alice says:

    Have visited all of these sights plus more as I am an east coast girl but living in Colorado now. It has been very difficult for me to learn to love the type of homes here. When we moved to Colorado almost 30 years ago For my husbands job we searched and searched for a house we would love but found brown houses with orange kitchens. I cried. We searched for six months and finally gave up and bought a house that had a plan we liked but still had brown and black interiors with shag carpet. It took years to get the house to have the look and feel we loved and when we have visitors they say it looks like me. That’s a complement that I love to here because I am a southern girl. Thank you for sharing the New England homes.

    • Alice, I am sure that your move 30 years ago was difficult! I have lived in my hometown all my life and can’t even imagine moving. But, Colorado is one of the most beautiful states with the majestic Rockies, but I will stay put in Alabama! Blessings~

  5. Kim says:

    OK. I’m sold! I just told HH where we’re going on next summer’s motorcycle excursion. He agreed that we need to see this area of our country. He’s seen much of it from a car or airplane on business trips but never deep into these areas you showed us today. Thanks so much for wading through all your pictures and sharing some with us. Those homes are gorgeous! Monday blessings to you, Pam!

  6. Sue Dorsett says:

    I’ve never had the chance to visit this part of America, but your article and pix make it all the more enticing. Thanks for taking me on an armchair vacation this a.m. Those homes are so beautifully maintained. I see the owners/occupants acknowledge and value what they have.

  7. I know you had a wonderful time Pam! I grew up in New England and vacationed on MV and Nantucket, so I was going down memory lane here…there is nothing to describe the feeling in this part of the country, it’s a must visit! Your photos are beautiful and those homes are maintained to perfection! Safe travels…
    Jenna

  8. Noreen says:

    Love your photos. I’ve been to New England and drove by Nantucket on our way to Maine, but never stopped. After seeing these shots, I want to save your posts, so I can plan another trip. You must share where you stayed as well in each place. Thank you so much, can’t wait to see the other places.
    Hugs,
    Noreen

  9. Jules says:

    The yellow house with the window boxes belonged to my husbands mother. He and his siblings just sold it last year after she passed away and the new owners remodeled it. I’ve spent many nights in that house. It’s a beautiful house with a beautiful view of the harbor. Edgartown is my favorite town on the island.

  10. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    Oh, this takes me back! I spent my honeymoon and 10th anniversary in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, exactly 23 years ago last Sunday! Thanks for the memories. It’s such a charming place! Enjoy your visit.

  11. dolores says:

    Dear Pam, I have no help but devote a few words about this wonder you show us. I have not visited the US, my husband very much, but my job did not allow me to accompany him. I have always interested me places in your country Victorian style is preserved but somewhat modified to local tastes. The result is immensely beautiful, I am fascinated by the houses which samples are real gems. Kept the windows called “guillotine” very English style, but there are also things that remind me of Austria, as they are the windows filled with flowers. That looks much in the Austrian residential houses mainly in the area of Tyrol.
    I really enjoyed it, thank you for showing such beauty.
    A big hug
    Dolores

      • dolores says:

        Mil gracias, querida amiga…Antonio ha estado muy grave, se le unieron muchas cosas y lleva 20 días en el hospital, pero gracias a Dios va remontando todas las cosas que le llevaron a tan gravedad y que no era el cáncer. Yo creo que estará unos 10 días más hasta que se reponga y pueda moverse por sí mismo.
        Estoy segura de que tanto tú como tu esposo le recordáis en vuestras oraciones y eso es una acción que valoro mucho y mi agradecimiento será eterno. Sois dos personas que estoy segura que Dios me puso en mi camino, y esto lo digo de corazón.
        Dolores

        Thank you, dear friend … Antonio has been very serious, they joined him many things and spent 20 days in the hospital, but thank God is going up all the things that led him to such gravity that it was not cancer. I think it will be about 10 days until it is restored and can move itself.
        I’m sure that you and your husband remember him in your prayers and that is an action that I value a lot and my gratitude will be eternal. You are two people I’m sure God put me on my way, and I say to heart.
        Dolores

  12. Shenita says:

    Pam, your pictures have just confirmed that this portion of the country is definitely on my bucket list! Everything is truly picture perfect! Thanks so much for sharing! I have to go back and look again to take it all in!

  13. Nikki G says:

    Oh I wish I could have tagged along! I so want to do this. I enjoyed today’s trip to Martha’s Vineyard and look forward to the rest of your trip!
    🙂 gwingal

  14. Jann Olson says:

    I have not been there, but sure would love to some day! Now this is a tour I would thoroughly enjoy. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  15. Pam, I could spend days wandering around these gorgeous streets. Love the black shutters on white houses. Thought that was my favorite and then you showed us those cute little cottages. So sweet. I’m impressed that you still had the energy to answer all of these comments! I never get tired of looking at houses. Thanks for the beautiful tour.

  16. What lovely homes! One is more pretty than the next. I have always wanted to go to Martha’s Vineyard. My parent’s have visited there before and loved it so it’s on my list. It looks like you went at a perfect time. I was traveling in New England last week as well, but we were up in Vermont. The leaves had started to change but weren’t peak yet. I wish we had time to go up again in the next week or two because I am sure it’s getting more colorful by the day. Love this time of year! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos! Enjoy your weekend!
    Shelley

  17. Wasn’t Oak Bluffs fabulous? I did a couple of posts on that too — we were lucky to be there for the illumination in August. If you return, try to go then. It will take your breath away. I recognize so many lovely buildings and new ones, too. Your photos are terrific!

  18. Pam, I’m enjoying your vacation photos so much. I think we all begin to take our local areas for granted, but seeing this all through your eyes makes me realize again how much there is to enjoy here in New England. I’m so glad you loved your trip. Linda

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