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48 Hours in Chincoteague Island

South of where nightlife and neon dominates the Atlantic Coast of the Northeast “island time” is real, and days seem to go as slow as the 25-mph speed limit set throughout Chincoteague Island. There are no amusement park rides, no boardwalks. Relaxation takes center stage, and there is plenty of fun to be had and […]

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Chincoteague is for Small Town Lovers Itinerary

Chincoteague is for Small Town Lovers

Enjoy a small town, coastal Thanksgiving this year on a quaint seaside island where wild ponies and wintering waterfowl are the main attractions. Restaurants will serve both traditional Thanksgiving dinner and delicious items from their regular menu. The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will also host their annual Waterfowl Weekend November 26-29 offering a special opportunity […]

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Chincoteague is for Oyster Lovers Itinerary

Chincoteague is for Oyster Lovers

Old lore said you could only eat oysters in a month with an “R” meaning September through April. The main reasons being that cooler temperatures kept the wild oysters from spoiling and that oysters were “fatter” during those months as they were out of their reproductive season. Thanks to modern day refrigeration and that sterile […]

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See Wild Ponies Swim from This Undiscovered National Seashore

When I was 11 years old, I made a deal with my parents that if I did all my chores perfectly for a month I could go to Assateague Island and see the wild horses. To my parents’ surprise, I fulfilled my bargain and my dream trip came true. Yearly visits to Assateague Island National […]

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Road Trip to Chincoteague Island

Road Trip to Chincoteague Island One of the best trips with kids! By Stephanie Kevan-Publisher Jul 3, 2019         For our latest Road Trip we took the less than 2 hour ride to Chincoteague and once again, our visit didn’t disappoint.  Last year, we wanted to try something new and took the […]

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Connecting with Nature On Chincoteague Island

“We need the tonic of wilderness. We can never have enough nature.” Henry David Thoreau Zoe and I were ready for nature’s “tonic” as she spread several pictures on the kitchen counter. “Did Natalie really hold that big crab Grams? Was it alive?” My 7-year-old granddaughter’s excitement grew as she looked through the old photos of […]

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Summer Things To Do In Chincoteague

Chincoteague Island, Virginia is an oasis for a great East Coast summer getaway. It is only three and a half hours away from Washington D.C. and one of the most beautiful beaches in Virginia. For a small island known for Misty the pony, there are plenty of things to do in Chincoteague to make a […]

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Carnival Fun for Everyone

As you are coming across the long stretch of causeway on a Friday night in July, you cannot help but notice the soft glow emanating from the carnival grounds on Main Street. As you get closer you will hear the sounds of children squealing with delight on any number of rides, numbers being called out […]

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