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Category Archives: Chincoteague Area Attractions

Visit the Island Home of Misty of Chincoteague!

May 12, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite HenryChincoteague Island is famous for a number of reasons but one of the bigger reasons is a children’s book by Marguerite Henry entitled “Misty of Chincoteague.”

“Misty of Chincoteague” is the touching story of one of Assateague’s wild ponies and the two children who hope to purchase her at Chincoteague’s annual wild pony swim and auction.

A beautifully written and gorgeously illustrated book aimed at children but enjoyed by people of all ages, “Misty of Chincoteague” is second only to “Black Beauty” as America’s best selling horse book. It was even made into a movie, filmed here on Chincoteague and starring David Ladd.

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Discover Assateague Lighthouse

January 15, 2016 by insideout

Discover Assateague LighthouseCome to Chincoteague Island and visit Assateague Lighthouse, located in the pristine Assateague Island National Seashore with it’s marshes, beaches, wild horses, Sika elk, and colorful, endangered waterfowl.

There are numerous reasons to come to Chincoteague Island, not the least of which are the wild ponies, made famous, in part, by Marguerite Henry’s book “Misty of Chincoteague.” Then there are Chincoteague’s beaches, boat tours, activities like fishing, birding, biking, and hiking. We also have a town of quaint shops, galleries – and who can forget our restaurants with their delicious, fresh seafood?

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Visit the Chincoteague Island Farmer’s Market

August 14, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Island Farmer's MarketLooking for some fun and locally grown and prepared foods during your Virginia Coast getaway? If so, the Chincoteague Island Farmer’s Market is for you!

Across the nation, farmer’s markets are making a come back as more and more people focus on locally grown, healthy, whole and raw foods. Trendy or not, that’s a good thing. Farmer’s markets promote local economic health and are more sustainable than big, corporate markets. Sustainability begins with locally grown and prepared food, as well as other goods.

Plus, as those of us in smaller communities who’ve never lost our farmer’s markets know, it isn’t all about sustainability, either – it’s also about fresher, tastier, superior food!

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Step Into History at the Museum of Chincoteague

May 23, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Museum of ChincoteagueVirginia’s Chincoteague Island has a long and colorful history and a visit to The Museum of Chincoteague (previously The Oyster & Maritime Museum) is sure to both entertain and enlighten!

The Chincoteague island community has a 200-year history that is a rich gumbo of native Americans and European explorers, revolutionary soldiers and wild ponies, shipwrecks, oysters, and the Civil War.

This small, barrier island lying just four miles off the Virginia Coast has seen a lot and, as “America’s Number One Beach Town”, is still weaving its story.

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Chincoteague Island – America’s Happiest Seaside Town!

March 14, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Island - America's Happiest Seaside TownCoastal Living magazine recently picked Chincoteague, Virginia as America’s Happiest Seaside Town – #1 out of a list of 10 finalists. We here on Chincoteague Island just nodded and smiled: yeah – we knew that!

Coastal Living’s breakdown of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns for 2014 included some wonderful places – such as Saugatuck, Michigan, Captiva Island, Florida, and Haleiwa, Hawaii – but we weren’t too terribly surprised to find ourselves at the top.

There are lots of things about Chincoteague Island that qualify it as America’s #1 happiest seaside town

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All Aboard for the Eastern Shore Railway Museum

July 16, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

All Aboard for the Eastern Shore Railway MuseumThe Eastern Shore Railway Museum in Parksley, VA is your ticket to a fascinating trip back in time to the days of the classic railways.

Parksley, Virginia was founded in 1885, the year after the completion of the New York, Philadelphia, and Norfolk Railroad down Virginia’s Eastern Shore to Cape Charles. This Victorian town was built around and initially thrived specifically because of the railroad, so it’s fitting that such a wonderful railroad collection should be cared for here; maintained and displayed for the general public to admire and learn from.

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Blast Off for the NASA Visitor Center at Wallops Flight Facility!

February 17, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Blast Off for the NASA Visitor Center at Wallops Flight Facility5,4,3,2, 1 – we have ignition – LIFT OFF! Did you know that the NASA Visitor Center at Wallops Flight Facility was just 10 minutes from Miss Molly’s Inn on Chincoteague Island?

The NASA Visitor Center at Wallops Flight Facility is one of the oldest launch sites on the planet, having been in operation since 1945.

The NASA Visitor Center is your gateway to fun and adventure as you explore the past, present, and future of the Wallops Flight Facility. You wont need to take a rocket trip to feel like you’ve been in outer space after visiting this amazing place!

Feel like an astronaut hanging in space at the interactive Science On a Sphere® Theater. Watch as computer projected animations take shape on a six foot diameter globe, illustrating the atmospheric storms and changing ocean temperatures of our home planet in a fascinating, educational display that will have you mesmerized.

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