For such a small island, Nantucket boasts an incredible array of great restaurants in terms of quality and quantity. That being said, plan ahead and make reservations especially during busy times. While we return to our favorite spots year after year, each spring we anticipate the newcomers on the culinary scene. Trying new restaurants on Nantucket is as much a part of Spring as daffodils and fog.
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!
'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.
Today, Nantucket Christmas Stroll is in its 45th year starting Friday November 30th to December 2nd 2018.
The 18th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge is around the corner! This annual Atheneum fundraiser features hundreds of spectators and swimmers who brave the cold waters at Children’s Beach on Thanksgiving morning to benefit the Weezie Library for Children. Complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and pastries are generously provided by local businesses.
The following property transfers were recorded in the Registry of Deeds from Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2018:
The Inquirer and Mirror and Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest on Main Street, Wednesday October 31st. The kids are not the only ones that get to dress up, adults participate too. Many families dress up in themed costumes, trust us, you will not be the only one. The celebration starts in the afternoon as costumed participants should start arriving around 4:30 to be ready for the 5pm start of the parade at the base of Main Street.
Don't let those great costumes go unrewarded, before the parade a costume contest is held at the steps of the Methodist Church, the top prize going to the best-dressed family. After the parade each child gets a goodie bag and a ribbon. The fun does not have to stop here as most downtown businesses are open for trick-or-treaters. Whether you participate or just want to observe, this Halloween celebration is a great time for all. Off island on Halloween? Not to worry our downtown webcams point directly at the action.
Saturday, October 6th, 2018 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Milestone Cranberry Bog (220 Milestone Road)
Come celebrate the 15th Annual Nantucket Cranberry Festival.
Nantucket Restaurant Week is a celebration of the superlative culinary tradition found in Nantucket. Experience exceptional food, wine and Nantucket’s hospitality in many of the island’s acclaimed culinary establishments.
Each Spring and Fall participating Nantucket restaurants will be offering three – five course dinners from $25 to $50. It is the perfect opportunity to taste something new or to dine with an old favorite.
Each fall, The Nantucket Project gathers 500 visionaries and seekers to the island to discuss the boldest and most thought-provoking ideas of our time.
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.
The following property transfers were recorded in the Registry of Deeds from March 30-April 5, 2018:
Danielle deBenedictis to The Ackabbey Nominee Trust: 2 Sasachumet Lane, vacant land, 1.58 acres, $2,500,000.
MHD Partners Real Estate LLC to Gustavo Kinrys and Irena Cafasso: 4 Goose Cove Way, dwelling, .93 acres, $2,100,000.
The George F. Korn Living Trust to John F. D’Avella and Denise A. D’Avella: 14 Pleasant St., dwelling, .09 acres, $1,715,000.
Laurance J. Guido to Carl and Sharon Nielsen: 90 Baxter Road, dwelling, .46 acres, $1,480,000.
The following property transfers were recorded in the Registry of Deeds from Feb. 2-8, 2018:
MBC Trust to Melissa Cafritz Management Trust: 47 Hulbert Ave., .18 acres (two-sixths interest), dwelling, $5,933,433.33.
Moonlight Dance LLC to Lauren Dayya: 8 Nobadeer Ave., .93 acres, dwelling, $5,495,000.
Holdgate Family Limited Partnership to Buck Hollow LLC: Lots 26-37, Buck Hollow and Fawn Lane, 1.84 acres, vacant land, $3,625,000.
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.
While inventory at this time is lower than it has been in March for the previous 2 years, sales are continuing to outpace, up 35% from last year YTD. With inventory lower and demand increasing average and median home prices have increased. For sellers this translates into a great time to sell your home, especially early spring before the seasonal influx of properties come on the market.
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.
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.
The South Shore of Nantucket offers some of the finest beaches in the in the world. The following list is just a sample and include Surfside, Miacomet, Cisco, Tom Nevers and Nobadeer beaches. The South Shore does face open ocean swells making it popular for those seeking waves, but also more prone to rip currents.
Nantucket offers some of the finest beaches in the eastern United States, from the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge on it's northeastern shore to beautiful Madaket on it's western shore. Nantucket beaches have something for everyone, with protected beaches along the north shore to open ocean beaches along the south shore for those interested in catching a few waves.
The historic and idyllic village of Siasconset or as it's known to locals Sconset. A self contained community that has managed to maintain many of it's period charms. Founded over 300 years ago as a whaling outpost, Sconset is best known for it's timeless architecture and unique natural beauty.
According to the National Association of Realtors 18% of homes purchased in the Northeast in 2014 where either vacation or investment properties. The report goes on to detail that 31% of those sales were made with the intent of eventually converting into primary residences.