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Chincoteague Christmas Events 2019

The holiday season is upon us and its a great time of year to visit Chincoteague Island.  Just a few reasons to make Chincoteague your destination during the holidays include cooler weather, no mosquitoes, no crowds, and a full line up of Christmas themed events! While your here be sure to go see the Snow…[read more]


Woof! Town of Chincoteague Island Dog Park

Attention all dog lovers who can’t bear to leave their best friends behind on vacation. In 2019, the Town of Chincoteague Island opened a fabulous dog park! Finally, now the sweet doggies in our lives have a place to run around and play freely off leash. Entrance to the new dog park The dog park…[read more]


Ponies Walk the Beach

Today the Saltwater Cowboys moved the Northern Herd ponies from the north corral, down the beach and along the ocean, to the south corral.  All the ponies (south herd and north herd) are in the south corral and ready for the big Pony Swim on Wednesday. It was a beautiful morning on Assateague Island.  Spectators…[read more]

Chincoteague Ponies Walk the Beach

The Southern Herd Roundup Kicks Off Pony Penning 2019

July 20, 2019 – The South Herd Roundup started earlier than usual to avoid the excessive heat expected later in the day.  The Saltwater Cowboys make it all happen!


Viewing Rocket Launches

NASA has been launching small rockets from Wallops Island (the Barrier Island to south of Chincoteague) since 1945.  In recent years, however, Wallops has become better known for the large scale rocket launch taking place from the facility.  Rockets like Northrup Grumman’s Antares, which routinely launches from Wallops Island, carrying supplies to the International Space…[read more]

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