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“A view, a beach, and a bog”

Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary
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Owner description: A good description of the many natural activities found on the island
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The only things that make this hike anything less than excellent are the ticks and the poison ivy. (The same can be said for pretty much every hike on Martha's Vineyard, so if you're hiking anywhere around there, just be vigilant and stay on the trail.) All that aside, this hike boasts one of the nicest beaches and sweetest views on the Vineyard. There is a bog on part of the trail, and it probably stinks sometimes, but we passed it before we realized we were in it, so I guess you can get lucky with that sometimes. The trails are fairly well marked and maintained. Do take care along the beach not to disturb the nesting terns. If you stay close to the waterline, you should be okay, and they seem to have fenced off the most active areas. The Headland Loop is worth going around for the great views of the sound and Elizabeth Islands. We also enjoyed visiting the painted turtle they have housed near the parking area. There is a porta-potty available in the parking lot, and be warned that it's a long dirt road that you'll be on to get there.

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Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

This slice of beach with rugged trails and cliff view of The Elizabeth Islands is a must. One of my three favorite dirt trails on MV. Maybe best in Fall

Thank Alison C
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

This hard to find beach is incredible. The walk is 15-20 minutes from the road along a jungle-like path but when you get to the beach, it opens up. There is a beautiful high point which overlooks the beach below and a sea of poison ivy behind you (which is beautiful as long as you don't touch it!). Maybe not a walk for little children but it's a beautiful beach, secluded from the "riff raff" of non-up-island Vineyard.

Thank David R
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

If you want to explore a part of Martha's Vineyard known primarily to local people like myself, this is it. It's a beautiful area along the north shore, surprisingly remote, with lovely vistas. Don't let the long downhill dirt road put you off: you will get there eventually. And it's free (unlike many other things on the island).

1  Thank NYscholar2
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary is located in the NW of MV in West Tisbury. It's spectacular and a gem as others relate here.
But your map link for Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary is to a location about 1-2 miles south of Oak Bluffs in NE MV,a location that is inaccessible marsh!

Thank Mbranagh
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