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How To See The Chincoteague Ponies

So you’ve always wanted to see the Chincoteague Ponies in the wild.  Maybe you read the book “Misty of Chincoteague” as a child and you’ve decided to make the trip to Chincoteague Island to finally check seeing the ponies off your bucket list.  The information in this blog post will help you best utilize your…[read more]

Chincoteague Ponies

Hiking and Biking Trails on Assatague Island, Virginia

One of our family’s favorite activities is bike riding the trails at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island.   This is a great activity any time of year, but we especially enjoy it during the first warm days of spring.  After a long cold winter it’s a great way to get outside and shake…[read more]

Assateague Island Trails

Chincoteague Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival

The Chincoteague Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival is an Island tradition dating back to 1924. After a string of disastrous fires, Chincoteague Island residents organized a volunteer fire company. The new fire company held a carnival during the annual Pony Penning (already an annual tradition) to raise funds for new equipment. The tradition has grown over the…[read more]

chincoteague carnival

Campfires on Assateague Beach

There is something magical about a campfire on the beach at sunset.  Its one of my family’s favorite summertime activities.  We encourage you to give it a try.  Its sure to be an experience you won’t soon forget! Open fires are allowed at designated sites on the beach, by permit only.  Elsewhere on the beach…[read more]

beach campfire

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]

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]

Climbing to the Top of the Assateague Lighthouse

The majestic red and white-striped Assateague Lighthouse sits like a grand decoration on Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Like the bald eagles of the same island, the lighthouse is perched guardedly on her land as if protecting a nest. However, the lighthouse not only watches over Assateague Island but keeps the maritime sojourner safe as it…[read more]

Assateague Island Village “When Assateague Was Home”

The Museum of Chincoteague has a wonderful exhibit that will be on display this Spring. The exhibit is part of Assateague Heritage Days and is called “When Assateague was Home”. Illustrated map of Assateague village, created by former resident Roy Jones. Assateague Island, Virginia is now a wildlife refuge and is home to the famous Wild…[read more]

Taking a Drive Back in Time with ‘Teaguer’s Tump Tours’

This Spring, I had the opportunity to take a drive back in time through the streets and byways of ‘The Tump’, with the island’s new tour company ‘Teaguer’s Tump Tours’. In case you are wondering, it’s not far to get to ‘The Tump’.  In fact if you’re staying on Chincoteague, you’re already on ‘The Tump’. Islanders…[read more]

My Chincoteague Island History Tour aboard the Pony Express Trolley

“With my high starched-collar and my high-topped shoes And my hair piled high upon my head I went to lose a jolly hour on the trolley And lost my heart instead” Lyrics from “The Trolley Song” * sung by Judy Garland, written by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane I just can’t talk about the Trolley without…[read more]

The ‘Refuge Trek’ bus tour, a great way to see the North side of Assateague

Psst…are you looking for something to do on your visit to Chincoteague that’s a little “off the beaten path”? Well then, perhaps you’d be interested in taking the ‘Refuge Trek’. Formerly known as the Wildlife Tour, the ‘Refuge Trek’ will give you exclusive access to the Northern part of Assateague. The Northern OSV road The…[read more]

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