People come from all around the world to see Chincoteague’s wild ponies – but there’s so much more to be seen here! A tour of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will help you discover all that you’re missing.
We’re not going to try and convince you that there’s anything more majestic on Chincoteague than the wild ponies. They are the main attraction and likely always will be. Our point is that there is more on Chincoteague to see and discover than just the ponies.
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most visited refuges in the United States. The refuge maintains several trails that offer great opportunities for exploring the wildlands and wildlife. The trails are primarily over flat terrain, making them accessible to most. Many of the trails are paved for cycling as well as foot traffic. Unpaved trails are restricted to hiking by foot.
One of the better ways to get out and really discover Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is with a Refuge Trek tour, presented by the Chincoteague Natural History Association (CNHA).
Refuge Treks take you 8 miles north on the island along a limited access service road aboard the CNHA Wildlife Bus. The tour will stop at various locations along the journey, many of them impromptu, for both wildlife spotting and photography.
Your tour guide will also narrate your trip through Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. You’ll learn interesting facts about wildlife, flora, and the islands’ history, both natural and human.
You don’t have to pay for a tour to visit Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge but you’ll get more out of it if you do!
Tour Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Tickets for Refuge Trek are $14.00 per adult and $7.00 for children 12 and under. Special discounts are available for seniors and CNHA members.
Refuge Treks are available in early spring and late fall, with an extended schedule during June through October. Visit the Chincoteague Natural History Association for more information or call 757-336-3696.
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Lodging
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