“No. 15: Walk through the colorful village known as ‘the campground’ with more than 300 ornate, tiny gingerbread cottages …
What started out as a gathering of Methodists camping in tents for church revival meetings in the early nineteenth century has today turned into an unbelievable fairy-tale-like village nestled around the huge tabernacle in Wesleyan Park. More than 300 ornate gingerbread cottages, mostly built in the late nineteenth century and painted in bright colors and pastels, line the narrow winding streets of this historic ‘campground.’ Be sure to take a walking tour of this amazing village when you visit the island. Tip: there’s a wonderful little cottage museum in the far corner of the campground. It’s really neat, so check it out.”
This and 100 other local reveals can be found in Gary J. Sikorsky’s “101 Things To Do in Martha’s Vineyard.” The glossy hardcover coffee table read has page after page of enticing, Island itinerary suggestions paired with equally inviting summer photography. Start checking some of these ideas off your list and begin to see the Island beyond its surface. This traveler’s guide gives you an inside look at the people, places, and businesses that make up the unique character of the Island, and the simplistic beauty that brings visitors, celebrities, and presidents back summer after summer.
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