Chincoteague is for Horse Lovers

Chincoteague is for Horse Lovers

Breakfast at your hotel or in one of the many restaurants serving hot, full meals to get you started. 

Spend some time on Historic Main Street: learn about the history of Misty of Chincoteague with a visit to Miss Molly’s Inn Bed & Breakfast where Marguerite Henry wrote the world famous children’s book in 1947 and Island Theatre to view Misty’s hoof prints which were cast in concrete at the movie premier of Misty in 1961. See the beautiful Misty statue across the street at at Robert N. Reed Downtown Waterfront Park.

Visit Museum of Chincoteague Island to view the Beebe Ranch exhibit, including Misty and Stormy.

Hike, bike, or drive the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge to see the Chincoteague Ponies grazing on the lush, green marsh grass.  Bicycles available at one of several bike rental companies.

Picnic at a beautiful waterfront parks with a boxed lunch from one of our many fabulous eateries.  If weather is not permitting, enjoy indoor dining at one of our wonderful restaurants. 

Take a boat cruise or paddle on a guided kayak tour to see Chincoteague Ponies on Assateague Island with one of our knowledgeable boat captains and guides.  

Dine at one of our fine restaurants feasting on fresh from the waters, clams, world-famous Chincoteague Oysters, and the "catch of the day" which could be red drum, flounder, rockfish, or tuna. 

Shop for horse-themed and other treasures while you stroll through the shops and boutiques on the island. Local shops and bookstores offer numerous titles exploring the possible origins of the wild ponies.  

Complete your day with an ice cream sundae at one of our ice cream parlors, complete with pony themed flavors and sundaes.  

For the full house lovers experience, plan your visit around the annual Pony Swim and Auction or one of the Spring or Fall Roundups.  

VISIT chincoteaguechamber.com for all your trip planning trip. 

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