Chincoteague Travel Blog

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on the way to assateague island i had to cross a bridge over chincoteatgue inlet. this town of 4300 people
on Chincoteague Island.The town is perhaps best known for the Chincoteague Ponies, although these are not actually on the island of Chincoteague but on nearby Assateague Island. These ponies and the annual Pony Penning Day are the subject of Marguerite henry 's 1947 children's book Misty of Chincoteague This was made into the 1961 family film Misty, which was filmed on location. to me this was a sleepy town and not much going on since it was November and most shops closed early.  there was a lot of ducks walking around and i thought that was cute
the thing i noticed alot about this place is that the weather changes pretty fast.
one minute its nice n sunny, the next its windy and cloudy, it even rained a bit and cleared up. but still i had fun seeing the wild life on the island

Assateague Island is a 37 mile long barrier island located off the eastern coast of Maryland and Virginia.  It is best known for its herds of wild horses, pristine beaches, and the Assateague Lighthouse. Bridge access for cars is possible from both Maryland and Virginia, though no road runs the full length of the island

Assateague State Park comprises almost 800 acres and lies in Maryland within the National Seashore. The state park is the most developed area on the island with 350 campsites. Most of the water around the island is within the boundaries of the national seashore. The island has a land area of 63.21 kmĀ² (24.4 sq mi) and has no resident population in either Maryland or Virginia, though a few retained rights properties existed until 2006

yheleen says:
lovely island :)
Posted on: Jul 13, 2008
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