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A Safe and Socially Distanced Chincoteague Island Getaway

October 10th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

enjoy a Chincoteague Island Getaway to the beachAre you tired of being cooped up and ready for a literal breath of fresh air? Come visit Virginia’s Eastern shore on a Chincoteague Island getaway! Consistent with CDC guidance, Virginia does not have any current quarantine requirements for U.S. citizens arriving from outside the Commonwealth, making our area the perfect getaway.

Chincoteague Island, with its friendly, small community, wild ponies, and pristine beaches, is always good for a visit. A fact that is doubly true in times like these. Our peaceful, barrier island paradise is the perfect place to relax, recharge, and recenter one’s self around the good things in life.

Staying at a smaller inn like Miss Molly’s during your Chincoteague Island getaway, rather than a large hotel, has further advantages.

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Discover Cape Charles with a Day-Trip

September 19th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

boardwalk at Cape Charles beachVirginia’s Eastern Shore is loaded with fun things to do and see, so many of which are right here on Chincoteague. For those who would like to do a little exploring but enjoy the small town vibe, we can hardly think of a better idea than a Cape Charles day-trip.

Cape Charles is a small, quaint town on Chesapeake Bay, near the southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula. Voted one of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” in 2018, this quiet and cozy community has plenty to offer.

For one thing, it is home to one of the largest collections of late-Victorian and turn-of-the-century buildings on the East Coast. It’s also home to one of the nicest beaches outside of Chincoteague.

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Chincoteague Restaurants – Where to Eat On the Island

August 15th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Restaurants romantic dinner for twoYou’ve spent the day exploring the island – beachcombing, hiking the trails at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, touring town, seeing the wild ponies. Now your tummy is grumbling – but where to eat? Lucky for you, there are many excellent Chincoteague restaurants to choose from!

Chincoteague is under 40 square miles in size with a population of less than 3,000. Despite this, we have lots of good dining options right here on the island – and it’s not all seafood! Though we do pride ourselves in our fresh seafood, Chincoteague restaurants offer a wide variety of dishes.

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Things To Do On Chincoteague Island – Summer 2020

July 18th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

things to do on ChincoteagueChincoteague Island is open and so is Miss Molly’s Bed and Breakfast – but in these uncertain times, you may be wondering what else is. We’ve broached this subject before but, with so many events cancelled, we offer a Summer 2020 edition of things to do on Chincoteague.

Virginia moved to Phase Three on July 1st, allowing for a cautious easing of restrictions across the state. Of course, Phase 3 is still not exactly back to normal and many of Chincoteague’s bigger summer events remain cancelled.

2020 will see no Blueberry Festival, Pony Swim, public Pony Penning, or Fireman’s Carnival. The 2020 Summer Pony Auction will be held online.

So what on earth is there left to do on Chincoteague? Plenty! In fact, reduced summer crowds are likely improve your Chincoteague experience – even though we all wish the reason for the reduction was different, of course.

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A Covid-19 Update from Miss Molly’s Inn Bed and Breakfast

April 3rd, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

At this time, a statewide Stay at Home order, issued by Governor Ralph Northam, is in effect. It will remain in place until June 10, 2020, unless amended or rescinded by a further executive order.

Only residents are allowed onto Chincoteague at the moment.

Consequently, Miss Molly’s Inn Bed and Breakfast is closed until June 11th. We will keep this post up to date as things change.

We urge everyone to take care of themselves and focus on hope and togetherness rather than fear and division. We are all in this together and that’s the best way we’ll get through it.

Be safe and we’ll see all of you soon!

From everyone at Miss Molly’s Inn Bed and Breakfast

Get Set for the 2020 Spring Chincoteague Pony Roundup!

March 6th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

2020 Spring Chincoteague Pony RoundupIf you’ve always wanted to see the wild ponies of Assateague up close – but not the annual Pony Swim crowds – then Spring Chincoteague Pony Roundup is your best chance.

There are lots of ways to see the wild ponies of Assateague outside the annual, summer Pony Swim. Many local companies offer wild pony tours that will take you out to see them and the many other magnificent sights around Chincoteague.

Another great way to get a good look at the island’s wild horses is during the annual spring and fall pony penning days.

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Watch a NASA Wallops Flight Facility Rocket Launch

February 9th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

NASA Wallops Flight FacilityYou may not realize this but, along with wild ponies, Chincoteague is a great place for seeing rocket launches. With the NASA Wallops Flight Facility just five minutes away, as the crow flies, Chincoteague has permanent, front-row tickets!

Wallops Flight Facility has been in operation since 1945, making it one of the oldest launch sites in the world. The site is operated by the Goddard Space Flight Center and primarily supports science and exploration launches for NASA, NOAA, and other Federal agencies.

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Hike or Bike the Trails of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

January 12th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

snowy egret in Chincoteague National Wildlife RefugeIf you love nature and getting out into the great outdoors then you should not miss the opportunity to check out Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island. The 14,000-acre wildlife preserve offers plenty of wildlife, a variety of trails, and miles of beach to explore.

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife preserve located primarily on the Virginia end of Assateague Island. Assateague Island is part of the Great Atlantic Flyway. The refuge was established here in 1943 to protect waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, and song birds, along with the other plants and animals of this unique barrier island habitat.

The refuge isn’t just for wildlife and foliage, however. It also offers a variety of outdoor recreation. In fact, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most visited in the country. Nature fans, birders, photographers, and hiking enthusiasts come from all over to walk its paths and beaches.

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Don’t Miss Chincoteague New Year’s Eve 2019!

December 8th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague New Year’s Eve 2019Ring in 2020 on Virginia’s eastern shore with the annual Pony Island Horseshoe Drop, aka Chincoteague New Year’s Eve 2019!

New York has it’s Waterford Crystal ball, Atlanta has it’s Peach, Prairie du Chen, WI has its … dead carp. Here on Chincoteague, we mark the final countdown to the New Year by dropping a giant, sparkling horseshoe – and you’re invited!

But wait: don’t go away thinking that’s all we do here on Chincoteague to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. While the Pony Island Horseshoe Drop may be the culmination of the day’s events, it’s certainly not the only event.

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2019 Chincoteague Holiday Events

November 16th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

2019 Chincoteague Holiday EventsIf you think Chincoteague is a lot of fun during the rest of the year, you need to see us during the holidays! Come celebrate the end of the year on Virginia’s eastern shore with a Chincoteague holiday getaway!

Chincoteague Island may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of the end of the year holidays – but maybe it should be! The island is home to many independent shops and galleries that are loaded with unique holiday gift shopping ideas.

Our local restaurants serve some of the finest, freshest seafood on Virginia’s eastern shore, and the weather? After summer, fall is Chincoteague’s next best season with primarily sunny skies and an average daily temp of 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, since it’s the “off-season,” you won’t be fighting those friendly but cumbersome summer and pony-swim crowds.

Best of all, Chincoteague knows how to party and the last two months of the year are jam-packed with fun holiday events!

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