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Visit and Tour Assateague Lighthouse – Gateway to History

March 11th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Assateague Lighthouse 2019The majestic, red and white striped tower of Assateague Lighthouse opens to visitors in April. Come discover the history and amazing views from the top of this iconic Virginia coast lighthouse!

Assateague Lighthouse is located within the pristine confines of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The historic red and white stripped tower shares the island with white tailed deer, Sika elk, colorful waterfowl, and the famous wild horses.

The Assateague Light is part chain of historic coastal lighthouses. While many historic lighthouses have been decommissioned over the years, around 20 remain in service, including Assateague.

Despite being an active light, Assateague Lighthouse is opened to visitors during the warmer months each year.

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Spring Events on Chincoteague Island – Come Out and Play!

February 25th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

2019 Spring Events on ChincoteagueThere’s always something fun happening here on Chincoteague Island and that’s particularly true once the weather starts warming up. The variety of spring events on Chincoteague provide plenty of options for visitors and residents alike.

Spring on Chincoteague is a dress rehearsal for the bustle of summer. The crowds are smaller, the events fewer but there is still enough of both to make for an exciting and fun getaway.

Of course, as we pointed out in our last post, you don’t really need any special events to enjoy our Eastern shore, Virginia paradise. Even when the calendar is looking a bit thin, we still have Assateague Island National Seashore, Assateague Lighthouse, and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge to visit. This is not to mention all our parks, trails, beaches, wildlife, tours, cruises, shopping, museums, dining, theater, and so much more.

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The Top Ten Things To Do On Chincoteague Island

January 21st, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Top Ten things to do on ChincoteagueOur Virginia coast island is quite famous for the annual wild pony swim – but what else is there to do when that’s over? Quite a lot, actually. Follow along as we list some of the most popular things to do on Chincoteague Island.

There is always something fun or interesting to see and do here. The island is a beautiful, Virginia coast paradise all year ’round. That being said, we’re also a small community. Visitors frequently wonder what all there is to do here, especially this time of year – during the “off-season.”

As we’ve said before, for many the “off-season” isn’t “off” at all – it’s THE best time for a visit. It’s almost treated like a big secret: all the best parts of the island are still here, only the crowds of tourists are missing!

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Make Splash at Chincoteague Polar Pony Plunge 2019!

December 10th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Polar Pony Plunge 2019Kick off the 2019 the right way by flinging yourself headlong into Assateague Island’s freezing surf on New Year’s Day during Chincoteague Polar Pony Plunge 2019!

There are lots of polar plunges on New Year’s Day but Chincoteague’s is different from all those others.

How?

Well, for one thing, ours occurs off the beach of Assateague Island – I guarantee you no one else’s does that. Oh, and ours is a polar PONY plunge, not just a polar plunge. This is Chincoteague Island, after all, home of Misty and many other wild ponies, so it only follows.

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Chincoteague Holiday Home Tours – Homes for the Holidays 2018

November 12th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Holiday Home Tours - Homes for the Holidays 2018Get a look inside some of the island’s most intriguing homes during the annual Chincoteague holiday home tour event, “Homes for the Holidays!” December 1st, 2018.

Come out to Virginia’s eastern shore this December and enjoy a Chincoteague holiday getaway! There’s always something doing on the island and this is doubly true during the end of the year holidays. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Years bring their own brand of cheer and we love to share it.

Chincoteague Holiday Home Tours

One of the more popular events this time of year is the “Homes for the Holidays” Chincoteague holiday home tours. Chincoteague Island has a lot of unique, historic, and beautiful homes. During the holidays, these already beautiful homes are further enhanced by fantastic seasonal decorations.

Cruising local neighborhoods for their spectacular lights and decorations is a common holiday pastime around the country. Chincoteague ups the ante with the “Homes for the Holidays” home tours.

Chincoteague Island’s diverse and eclectic community has a number of houses and businesses with unique architectural styles, historic pedigrees, or striking landscapes. During the “Homes for the Holidays” tour, you’ll have the chance to inspect them up close. Come see inside some of Chincoteague’s most remarkable homes and get decorating ideas for your own!

“Homes for the Holidays” Chincoteague holiday home tours are scheduled for December 1st, between 11am and 4pm. If you’d like to attend, contact Kim Dennis at 703-599-4430, or kimberly.dennis@msn.com.

Chincoteague Christmas Parade

Chincoteague holiday home tours aren’t the only thing happening on December 1st. It’s also the day of Chincoteague’s annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade. How old-fashioned is our parade? It’s so old-fashioned, we use the word “Christmas” instead of “holiday.” Huzzah!

The Old Fashioned Christmas Parade includes marching bands, floats, antique cars, and fire companies from around the Virginia shore. Chincoteague’s own Saltwater Cowboys will be on hand, along with Santa, and the return of King Neptune and his Mermaid Queen. Come join in the fun!

7pm, December 1st, 2018 on Main Street. Festivities begin with a concert by The Salt Marsh Ramblers at 6pm in Robert N. Reed Downtown Park.

Chincoteague Holiday Lodging

No matter what time of the year you visit Chincoteague Island, Miss Molly’s Inn is here for you! Our historic, Chincoteague Island B&B offers luxurious rooms, daily gourmet breakfasts, concierge services, and much, much more. Book your stay today – and Happy holidays!

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Waterfowl Weekend 2018

October 12th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Waterfowl Weekend 2018Celebrate Thanksgiving with a different kind of bird this year – lots of them! – during Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Waterfowl Weekend 2018! This rare chance to visit the otherwise off-limit refuge during the peak of the annual fall migration occurs Thanksgiving weekend: November 22nd through the 25th, 2018.

There’s never a bad time to visit Chincoteague Island but nature lovers know one of the best times is during peak of the annual fall migration. Assateague Island is part of the Great Atlantic Flyway, with a great variety of waterfowl passing through the area every fall.

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Chincoteague Oyster Festival 2018 – It’s Okay To Be Shellfish!

September 7th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Oyster Festival 2018It’s time once again to get ready for the Chincoteague Oyster Festival. This beloved annual event – the 46th! – welcomes the start of oyster season. Come join in the fun Saturday, October 6th, 2018, 10am to 4pm, at Tom’s Cove Park on Chincoteague Island!

As oyster season approaches, it’s hard to not let visions of those delectable little morsels intrude into your day. Steamed oysters, fried oysters, roasted oysters, grilled oysters, oyster fritters – the perfection of oysters on the half shell. Mmmmmmmmm …

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Chincoteague Chili Chowder Cook Off, Plein Air Art Show, & More!

August 10th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Chili Chowder Cook Off 2018September is an active month here on Chincoteague Island, with lots of great events to attend. We’ll see the annual Chincoteague Chili Chowder Cook Off & Car Show, the Decoy Carvers and Artists Show, and a Plein Air Art Show & Sale!

There’s always something fun to do and see on Chincoteague but September is really packed. Things kick off with the annual, fall Chincoteague Decoy Carvers and Artists Decoy Show on September 3rd and 4th. After that, on September 8th comes the annual Chincoteague Plein Air Art Show & Sale. We wrap up the month with the Chincoteague Chili Chowder Cook Off & Car Show on September 29th.

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Maui Jack’s Waterpark – Chincoteague’s Newest Attraction

July 13th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Maui Jack's WaterparkChincoteague Island gained a new attraction this summer. Maui Jack’s Waterpark offers over 4 acres of slides, rides, pools, cabanas, and more!

Given Chincoteague Island’s lovely waters and pristine beaches, you wouldn’t necessarily think we needed a water park. Then again, it’s nice to have something new in the mix of local attractions – and Maui Jack’s is definitely that!

Maui Jack’s Waterpark opened on Memorial Day Weekend this year and is located next to the Chincoteague Island KOA.

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Come Shop The Dock on Chincoteague Island, VA!

June 8th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Come Shop The Dock on Chincoteague Island, VA! Make the most of your Eastern Shore getaway with Shop The Dock on Chincoteague Island. Shop The Dock is great deals from multiple local vendors the third Sunday of each month, June through October, 2018.

There is plenty to do in Chincoteague year-round: sailing, biking, hiking, birding, beach-combing, the wild ponies, and so much more. People come to watch NASA rocket launches, to visit Assateague Lighthouse, and to enjoy our waters’ delightful seafood bounty.

Now a new attraction has been added for the summer months: Shop The Dock on Chincoteague!

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