Livin' our Best Life: Clarion does Martha's Vineyard

Saturday, August 8th – Saturday, August 15th, 2020

Dear Friends,

We are planning a vacation celebration on Martha’s Vineyard August 8th through the 15th in 2020. This would be a family-friendly get-together In Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs or anywhere on the Vineyard you chose to stay.

On Sunday, August 9th we have arranged a party on the beach for family and friends. On historic Inkwell Beach, Clarion folk can connect, relax and party. Feel free to dress as casually as you wish. You may spend as much (or as little) time with your classmates as you wish. Let us know how much time you like to spend with your Clarion fellows! Presently we have planned one or two days of group activities; we expect most alumni will spend the remaining days with family and friends of their choosing. It may be a good idea to make arrangements with the people you haven't seen and with whom you want to spend more time. 

The exciting Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival will be going on at the same time we are there for additional activities to attend.

In order to make this week special, we would like to know as soon as possible if you will attend and who you are, friends or other Clarionites. Please fill out this survey to give us an idea who will be attending:

We will send out more information and tips about houses, hotel reservations and the ferry at Woods Hole.

Hope to see you there.


Joe Pailin ’79
Melissa Audain-Pickett ’80
Michael Smi Robinson ’82
Robyn Johnson ’85
Ella Mae Bruce ’82

WHere to stay on Martha's Vineyard

Summercamp Hotel 
70 Lake Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA

Housing Concierge: 
Erin Leighton

Point B Realty

19 Winter St, Edgartown, MA

Other Accommodations: 
Colonial Inn

38 North Water Street
Edgartown, MA

The Winnetu
31 Dunes Road
Edgartown, MA 02539

The Wesley Hotel
70 Lake Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02568

The Island Inn
30 Island Inn Rd
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
(508) 693-2002

Clarion Inn
227 Upper Main Street
Martha’s Vineyard Island
Edgartown, MA 02539-1808

Sandpiper Realty
Rosalie Stavens or Annie Sylvia
60 Winter St
Edgartown, MA 02539
ext. 20 or 32

Ocean Park Realty
Sandra Grimes
69 Circuit Ave
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Hotel Accommodations in Falmouth & Woods Hole, MA

When on island hotels and rental properties are not available, additional housing can be found in Falmouth, near the Woods Hole ferry. Requires a daily ferry ride to the Vineyard.

Inn on the Square
40 North Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

Seaside Inn
263 Grand Avenue
Falmouth, MA 02540

Town & Beach Motel
382 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

Holiday Inn Cape Cod-Falmouth
291 Jones Road
Falmouth, MA 02540

Admiralty Inn and Suites
51 Teaticket Highway
Teaticket, MA 02536

Getting there

Here are some options to help with planning your visit to the Vineyard.

Ferry From Woods Hole, MA:
Many ferries daily from the Woods Hole dock in Falmouth to Martha’s Vineyard
Steamship Authority

Ferry From Quonset Point Rhode Island:
Take the Amtrak to Quonset, RI or drive. This ferry has daily trips back and forth to the island and has dockside parking for 10.00/day. In addition, the Quonset ferry is very close to the Amtrak station for trains traveling on the North East corridor.
Vineyard FastFerry

Ferry From New Bedford, MA:
This ferry makes hourly trips back and forth to the island and has parking across from the ferry. Conveniently located off 195, you’ll save over an hour of traveling.
NE FastFerry

Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus Lines
Buses from Hartford, New York and Boston to Woods Hole Ferry and Providence, RI
Peter Pan Bus Lines

Amtrak trains travel to the Ferry at Quonset, RI as well as to Providence, RI where Air or Ferry travel can be arranged.

For Automobile Rentals On Island

~Budget Rent A Car

Address: Yards from Steamship Ferry, 9 Oak Bluffs Ave #100, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
~Hertz Rent A Car

Address: 72 Airport Rd, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
~Avis Rent A Car

Address: 71 Airport Rd, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
~Island Auto Rental

Address: Harbor 12 &, 31 Circuit Avenue Extension, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Last Updated 3/6/20