The Island Manor of Chincoteague

Planning Your Chincoteague Vacation

March 28th, 2013 by islandmanor

What are your goals for visiting our charming little island?

Depending on what you want to accomplish, you can schedule a visit for this Spring.

If seeing the pony roundup is your main concern – you will need to book for July. However, perhaps you are simply looking for a beach vacation that doesn’t involve mega-resorts and inflated prices. If charming shops, restaurants and southern charm all in a natural beach setting is more your pace, come visit us in Chincoteague this April!

On April 13, the Second Saturday art stroll is taking place.

Look for the 2nd Saturday banner in participating shop windows

Look for the 2nd Saturday banner in participating shop windows

The Art Stroll takes place at participating galleries and shops around the Island from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Come out to meet local artists, see exhibits of a wide variety of visual arts, listen to live music and more.

Participating Galleries and Shops

Visit these galleries and shops during Second Saturday to enjoy demonstrations by visiting artists, performances by musicians, readings and book signings by authors and wine and cheese tastings.

  • Island Butterfly – 4107 Main St.
  • Guinevere’s – 4076 Main St.
  • Flying Fish Gallery – 4086 Main St.
  • Island Arts – 6196 Maddox Blvd.
  • Old Neptune Books – 4076 Main St.
  • Sundial Books – 4065 Main St.
  • Working Artists Studio – Maddox Blvd.
  • Osprey Nest Gallery – 4096 Main St.
  • And more!

More Springtime Activities in Chincoteague

Hiking on Assateague Island: This is a great time to hit the trails in Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The temperature is cooler, there are less visitors in the park and birds are abundant.

The Wildlife Loop is a 3¼ mile round-trip route around a soil management area. It is a great place to observe wildlife, especially waterfowl and wading birds. It is open to walkers and bikers throughout the day, but vehicles are only permitted to drive on it from 3:00 P.M. till dusk.

Check back for our next blog with a full list of hiking trails in the Wildlife Refuge!