If you have never heard of Chincoteague Island, then you may think we are kidding about wild ponies and rockets. We are not!! This place is an adventurer's paradise. Home to The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, where the ponies run wild. Once a year, all of the ponies are rounded up for the world-famous Pony Swim! Short horses not your thing? Check out NASA! The Wallops Flight Facilities and visitors center are just minutes away and regularly schedule launches that can be viewed from the island.
Gotta see it for yourself?
Need some more convincing? scroll down to learn more about Chincoteague.
Chincoteague, yeah it's an island of wild ponies and rockets.
A Small town with a big appetite.
This island may only be a few miles wide but its food options are endless. The island is home to an eclectic variety food trucks and restaurants.
Things To Do.
Once you have tried a few places for lunch, check out the many walking and bike trails along the island. You may even spot eagles, wild ponies, sea birds and crabs! You will be ready for a comfy bed after a day like that. Go ahead and book your stay below.
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Assateague Island National Seashore
The connecting island of Assateague serves as a public land where visitors can come to relax, recreate and immerse themselves in the island life. Popular activities include walking the beach, swimming, surfing, wildlife viewing, birding, crabbing, fishing and kayaking.
Over 1 million visitors come to Assateague each year!
Wallops Flight Facility
You thought I was Kidding?
Rockets are crazy cool, AND viewable from Chincoteague Island! The Lighthouse Inn is just a walk away from Waterfront Park, a fantastic launch viewing area.
NASA is targeting 12:36 p.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 20, for the launch of its 15th resupply mission to the International Space Station.
NASA frequently schedules launches at it's flight facility on Wallops Island.
Click below for more information on upcoming launches.
The Video below shows the last cargo ship, named SS Kalpana Chawla, launched to the International Space Station from Wallops Flight Facility on on Oct. 2, 2020.
Click the truck for more information on OSV regulations and permits.