The Steamship Authority operates year-round passenger and vehicle ferries from Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven, as well as seasonal passenger ferries from New Bedford. Hy-Line and the Island Queen also offer seasonal passenger ferry service from Hyannis and Falmouth, respectively. Fast ferry service to the Island is provided from New Bedford, Massachusetts and Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Bus service to Woods Hole is provided by Peter Pan Bus from New York and New England.
If you plan to bring your car to Martha's Vineyard, we recommend that you contact the Steamship Authority as soon as possible for automobile reservations. If you leave your car on the mainland, the Martha's Vineyard Transit Authority will meet many of your transportation needs.
From the Vineyard Haven ferry, proceed left upon leaving boat dock. Pass the Stop & Shop Supermarket. Take a left at Five Corners onto Beach Road. Follow signs to Oak Bluffs. Pass over Korean and Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Bridge. Follow Beach Road past Martha's Vineyard Hospital. Beach Road becomes Eastville Road and then Towanicut Avenue, as it curves to the left. At the end of Towanicut Avenue, turn right onto New York Avenue. Travel half a mile and take left onto East Chop Drive. Directions below "From East Chop Drive".
From the Oak Bluffs ferry, proceed straight onto Lake Avenue upon leaving boat dock. Pass Oak Bluffs Harbor on your right. Directly after the harbor, turn right onto East Chop Drive. Directions below "From East Chop Drive".
From the Oak Bluffs Harbor, follow the boardwalk and turn right onto Lake
Avenue, also known as New York Avenue. Proceed along the Harbor and turn
right onto East Chop Drive. Directions below "From East Chop Drive".
From the Martha's Vineyard Airport, exit the airport complex and turn left onto the Edgartown/West Tisbury Road. Take first left onto Barnes Road. Continue on Barnes Road to the second 4-way stop at County Road. Turn left onto County Road. At end of County Road, turn right onto Eastville Road which has a name change to Towanicut Avenue. At the end of Towanicut Avenue, turn right onto New York Avenue. Travel half a mile and take left onto East Chop Drive. Directions below "From East Chop Drive".
From East Chop Drive, take first left onto Wayland Avenue. Pass the Ocean View Restaurant and Lounge parking lot on the left. Continue to top of Wayland Avenue and take right onto Church Avenue. Follow the Baptist Temple Park, which is on your left, halfway around to Shearer Cottage's shelled parking lot.
Welcome. You have arrived at Shearer Cottage, the barn red house at the top of the hill.