The osprey bird, also known as the fish hawk, is one of the largest bird of prey. They live near lakes, rivers, salt marshes and other bodies of water that can provide medium size fish.
Unfortunately, the osprey bird population declined significantly in the past century because of the pesticide DDT. Since DDT was banned in 1972, they have made a strong comeback.
Martha's Vineyard now has the second largest osprey population in New England and the annual Osprey Festival at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in Edgartown celebrates the return of the birds from their winter migration to South America.
The festival is a great place to learn about osprey and it offers fun activities for kids. You can learn more about it in this article in the Martha's Vineyard Times
Martha's Vineyard is a great destination for weekend getaways in New England.
Of course, many folks also choose to spend a week on the island and others simply visit for a day-trip from Cape Cod.
Here are some reasons the Vineyard is a prime choice for a family beach vacation
Beaches are relaxing, fun and great for family time. These reviews of the major Martha's Vineyard beaches show why I love the beach
Some of the most beautiful sunsets are at the beach. Although the Vineyard is on the east coast, it's an island so it has the advantage of also having a west coast along which you can catch fabulous sunset scenery
Maybe you are thinking about a wedding on the beach ? Martha's Vineyard is a popular destination and location for weddings. Here are some ideas for beach weddings
Of course there are many choices for fabulous, luxurious honeymoons on the Vineyard. But, maybe you'd like a Vineyard honeymoon and are on a limited budget. Here are some ideas for cheap honeymoons on Martha's Vineyard.
The Martha's Vineyard ferry is probably the most popular way to get to the Vineyard. Vacationers from all over come each year to the Vineyard to relax and unwind from their hectic schedules. From lawyers, doctors, Morningside Recovery volunteers and everyone in between; all are welcome to come and enjoy everything Martha's Vineyard has to offer.
Flying is another option for visiting. Here's info for flights to Martha's Vineyard.
Get Away From it All
Martha's Vineyard can be a great way to unwind and relax. The beaches and shops can offer a way to simply get away from it all, services much different from a rehab or treatment facility like Morningside Recovery will provide. But a place like Morningside Recovery can bring families together through activities and certain programs, something that is not unlike the Vineyard, which does the same thing every year and will continue to do for many, many years to come.