Martha’s Vineyard

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Whatever time of year you visit, you are sure to enjoy this enchanting island. A visit to any of the six towns on Martha’s Vineyard will be unique; you can wander Vineyard Haven’s bustling harbor, the cottage-lined avenues of Oak Bluffs, and the historic streets of Edgartown; or hike the stony hills of Chilmark, the quiet meadows of West Tisbury and the magnificent beaches of Aquinnah. Martha’s vineyard is best known for it’s beautiful landscapes, which you will enjoy throughout your stay.

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Lexington and Concord

 

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Lexington is called the birthplace of American liberty. On its Green, April 19, 1775, eight Minutemen were killed in what is traditionally considered the first organized fight of the War for Independence. It is still possible to visualize the battle of Lexington. Down the street came the British, 700 strong. To the right of the Green is the tavern the militia used as headquarters. It was here that 77 Minutemen lined up near the west end of the Green, facing down the Charlestown road. Nearby is a boulder with a plaque bearing the words of Captain John Parker, spoken just before the Redcoats opened fire, “ Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon. But if they mean to have a war let it begin here!” It did-the fight then moved on to Concord.

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Kennebunkport, Maine

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The charms of Kennebunkport are many: tasty native Lobsters, a quaint harbor, plenty of galleries and shops and a beautiful rocky coast in either direction. Its scenic beauty and cool climate attracts many visitors during the summer months. Historically, Kennebunkport has been a key participant in the shipping industry of Maine, dating back to the 1800’s, when many ships were built and sent to sea from its harbor. Folks settling this area were bound to the sea, and today the seafaring culture is still very much in evidence.

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Ipswich

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Colonized in 1633, Ipswich is home to more 17th century residences than any other town in America. A residential community with a vibrant tourism industry, the town is famous for its clams, celebrated annually at the Ipswich Chowderfest and also for Crane Beach, a beautiful barrier beach near the Crane estate.

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Gloucester

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America’s oldest seaport is also the home of America’s oldest art colony. Located on Cape Ann and surrounded by the sea, Gloucester’s maritime heritage is as rich and dramatic. Just 40 miles north of Boston, Gloucester offers art galleries, whale watches, live theater, deep-sea fishing, festivals, beaches, schooners to watch and sail on, outdoor dining, and quaint shops. Approximate 45 minute drive from Boston.

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Chatham, Cape Cod

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Shaped continually by ocean currents, this windswept land of sandy beaches and dunes has an amazing natural beauty. Everyone comes for the seaside, yet Cape Cod’s crimson cranberry bogs, birch and beech forests, grassy meadows, freshwater ponds, and marshlands are just as splendid. Local history is fascinating; whale watching offers an exhilarating encounter with the natural world; bike trails lace the landscape; shops display everything from antiques to fashions; and restaurants cook up the freshest seafood, as well as fine international cuisine.

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