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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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Uncrowded wildlife refuge managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Uncrowded wildlife refuge managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Beautiful scenery! Great walking, biking trails throughout park. Abundance of birds & ponies. Fun for all ages. Easy access to beach. Education center was very nice & informative.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
krisom
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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Originally drove here to see the ponies (which was a huge let down, they look like regular domesticated horses, and looks like i could've taken these pics anywhere) The beach, however, was really nice. It was empty and full of sea shells. The lack of people made it the highlight of my day. There were also a lot of different... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful scenery! Great walking, biking trails throughout park. Abundance of birds & ponies. Fun for all ages. Easy access to beach. Education center was very nice & informative.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful pristine island with thick pine forests and white sand beaches! The lighthouse was recently restored, looks amazing and is open for climbing. The ponies are always on the move but if you look hard enough you will be rewarded. The trail system within the park is top-notch and ideal for hiking and biking. The trails go both through... More 

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Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful scenery for the Atlantic Ocean and to see the pony bands on Assateague Island. There is an abundance of waterfowl wildlife and the park rangers are friendly and helpful!

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Danbury, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I didn't have enough time to really enjoy our visit, we only spent about an hour on the island and you need more time.

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Thank robstainedglass
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been here a few times and it never really gets old. Lots of things to see and do if you enjoy boating, fishing, the beach, and nature hikes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited both the education center and Toms cove. My Daughter did the Jr Ranger program at each. You come to the education center first. It is worth a stop. See a movie or the eagle cam and many other displays. This is also a good place to see where others have seen the ponies. We saw two bands of... More 

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Thank Jason G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love hiking here. The trail to the lighthouse is short and easy and the view from the lighthouse is amazing! The Woodland Trail and Wildlife Loop are our favorites. My only wish is there were more natural trails that aren't paved, but I understand this is easier for bikes and accessibility.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I drove around and was able to see a bunch of horses eating right by the side of the road. It would make a lovely hike/walk and I happened to be there at the time that the wildlife loop was open to cars. I went during a cold time of year but really enjoyed it. My entrance fee from Assateague... More 

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Danville, Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the wildlife refuge hoping to spot some wild horses. We stopped at the welcome center on the way in and looked at the different exhibits in there, then drove down and saw the horses. We also took a short walk to one of the overlooks, then drove to the beach access which was beautiful. I hope to... More 

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