Spring is a great time to visit Martha's Vineyard—the weather is actually milder than on the mainland this time of year, as the surrounding waters warm up the island. Best of all, the summer crowds have yet to show up, so you have the most popular Martha's Vineyard activities and destinations nearly to yourself. Our boutique Martha's Vineyard hotels are the perfect home base to explore the island from. With locations in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, you're in the heart of the activity on the island. So plan your spring escape to the island, and enjoy these spring activities on Martha's Vineyard.
Take a walk through one of the island's many natures preserves to see signs of spring on Martha's Vineyard. These peaceful fields and forests are often old pasture land that is a reminder of the island's agricultural history. See our blog post on The Best Nature Walks on Martha's Vineyard for specific walking recommendations. And don't forget your raincoat—spring weather on Martha's Vineyard is notoriously fickle, so packing layers is key.
This celebration of spring and Mother's Day takes place May 5-8, 2019. Local vendors shake off the grey of winter with open houses, shopping specials, and wine tastings. Now in its fourth year, there's also a dog show, children's carnival, and even a flower and donut pop-up sale. Be sure to bring along your preppy pink and green wardrobe pieces to fit in with the crowd.
Check out the island's famous ornately decorated cottages in Oak Bluffs with their springtime gardens all abloom. A preserved campground once used for religious "camp" meetings in the 1800s, these gingerbread houses attract many visitors. Learn about the history of these historic homes, as well as the owners' efforts to preserve them with a stroll through the heart of Oak Bluffs.