Believe it or not Spring is on the way (as of 12:15pm, Tuesday March 3/20 to be exact). After a winter of frozen waves and record cold and snow it nice to look forward to longer days and warmer temps. Whether you're a local or visitor to this great island Spring on Nantucket can't be missed. The annual Nantucket Daffodil Festival is a favorite among locals and visitors.
There are times when our little island is nestled under a heavy blanket of fog for days on end. Every 10 seconds, the Brant Point Lighthouse foghorn bellows over the sea ensuring safe passage for approaching vessels in the low visibility. This nostalgic and wistful sound is one that harkens back to days of Nantucket yore, and it is a frequent and familiar sound to us indeed. Every day this week has been gloomy and many of us are beginning to wonder when we will see the sun again.
If you are a year-rounder on Nantucket, you can count on many fingers and toes the number of times you have been asked, “What are the winters like on island?” And it is a very valid question indeed. Vacationing on Nantucket in the summer is deemed the quintessential seaside experience by travelers all around the world. Come July and August, Nantucket has fully bloomed and is bustling and buzzing with vacationers and day-trippers aplenty. But what many are curious to know is what island life is like the other 10 months of the year.
Madaket, with it's tranquil harbor and tidal flats was where the first European settlers of Nantucket landed in 1659. Over the years the area served as a farming and fishing community, until modern transportation transformed it into an idyllic vacation spot.
One of the many amazing aspects Nantucket is the diversity of activities that are available throughout the summer. Whatever your kids are into chances are you'll find it on Nantucket. Try one or try them all we're sure your kids (and you) will enjoy them!
A quick search on Kayak shows that there are some great prices on flights right now. Depending on where you're coming from flights are starting at $97 round trip from Boston, MA. Sites like Kayak and even the airline sites themselves typically offer an alert service that will notify you via email when flights go on sale. This can be an easy way to get a great deal on your next trip to Nantucket.
If you're looking to rent a vacation home on Nantucket but don't know where to start, you're not alone.
Recently the Internet has exploded with a number of website designed to make your search easier, but more often than not people find themselves overwhelmed by the volume of information available. Finding the perfect beach house or vacation villa isn't easy, but there are resources that can help guarantee you get the vacation you want.
'Buy Local' is a popular rallying cry these days but here on the island it's more than just a passing fad. And the annual Christmas Stroll is a perfect example, since 1973 local merchants have been keeping their shops open late on the first Friday in December to celebrate the season. The first Stroll, was only three hours in duration but by all accounts it was a huge success. Over the years, the event has grown to become a nationally-renowned holiday event.
The Eastern Shore of Nantucket includes several of the islands more remote beaches. The Eastern shore starts with the amazingly beautiful Coskata/Coatue and runs the length of the island ending with at the wide open easy to access Sconset beach. Access can be an issue on the Eastern shore please plan accordingly as may of the beaches require beach permits and 4 wheel drive to reach them.