Marine Biological Laboratory is what Lewis Thomas called the National Biological Laboratory. The laboratory is well furnished and equipped to carry advanced research and training on several topics related to marine biology, including bio-medicine and ecology. Regular tours are conducted here and there is a special visitors center that gives you in-depth details on the facility and the work conducted. To know more, check the website.
This community-based theater, built in 1833, develops, produces and presents extraordinary professional performances for the entire family. A non-profit theater company, The Vineyard Playhouse Company, Inc., makes its home here and puts on stage shows, readings, educational programs and theater for both adults and children year-round. In addition, there are special events and guest appearances, festivals and benefits. See website for schedule and cost.
The Meetinghouse is a community center for the arts. The goal is to bring the community together to support and encourage literary, visual and performing arts. The center offers free afternoon programs for young children as well as evening and weekend workshops for adults and teenagers. In addition, The Featherstone features concerts, gallery shows, art and history exhibits, lectures and performances.
When you're on Martha's Vineyard and craving a pint, stop by the Offshore Ale Company for a locally-brewed beer and a bite to eat. The menu features all sorts of pub favorites like seafood, burgers and pizza, including a never-ending supply of peanuts. There's always live music and special events, so check out their schedule for the latest goings-on. Don't forget to toss those peanut shells directly on the floor - it's encouraged!
In the 1800s, religious camps were popular on the island. As popularity increased, this open-air wrought iron structure was built, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the US. With seating for 3,000 people and exquisite woodworking and stained glass, it is truly a magnificent sight. In 1979, its centennial year, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Tabernacle is used today for concerts, Sunday church services, community sing-alongs and special ceremonies.
High atop the beautiful cliffs of Gay Head rests a magnificent lighthouse. It has been operational since 1799 and stands at a height of 51 feet (15 meters). In the year 2015 due to erosion problems, it was necessary to move the lighthouse 129 feet (39 meters) back from where it was originally built. From the top of the lighthouse you can still enjoy beautiful views of the sea, the Aquinnah cliffs and nearby areas. The lighthouse is open seasonally and is open to public only during designated hours, hence it is advisable to call before visiting.
Peg Noonan Park is located near Shivericks Pond in the town of Falmouth. It is well-known for the musical concerts it hosts. One such event is the Falmouth Easter Egg Hunt. The park's lush green lawns attract visitors across Falmouth who come here for a leisurely evening walk through this beautiful park.
The Arnie Allen Diamond, home of the Falmouth Commodores, is named after Arnie Allen, a die-hard commodores fan and the team's equipment manager for 46 seasons. The baseball diamond is part of Fuller Field and frequently hosts Cape Cod baseball league games and other local tournaments and events. The diamond is surrounded by shady trees making the place perfect for a picnic as you enjoy a local game. There also are stands for seating. This stadium is the heart of Cape Cod's baseball and is well worth a visit.
Guv Fuller Field in Falmouth is a lovely park with a baseball field that bustles with baseball fans on the Cape during the summer months. The Arnie Allan Diamond in the field is where the Falmouth Commodores (Cape Cod Baseball League) play during June and July each year.
The scenic Goodwill Park is claimed to be one the best spots for outdoor activities. This conserved forest area, is composed of sprawling woods and lakes, that make up a chunk of the regions natural cover. Popular amongst nature lovers and outdoor enthusiast, several activities are conducted at this park throughout the year. Wooded trails make excellent hiking and biking routes, while its designated campgrounds feature volleyball courts, horseshoes and barbecue facilities. Kayaking, canoeing, sport fishing and other water sports are prevalent on its lakes.