The tourists have gone and the hush of fall has descended upon Chincoteague. If you love the outdoors and enjoy birding, this is a glorious time to come to see some of your favorite shorebirds and waterfowl at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.
Species you will see in abundance through November at the refuge include the Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Tricolored Heron, Cattle Egret and Glossy Ibis.
Some of the popular sites to observe birds are at Swan Cove Pool along Beach Road, and Herons and Egrets can be spotted in the borrow ditches around the refuge.
Stay the weekend with us at Island Manor House bed and breakfast, and we’ll pack you a picnic, loan you some binoculars, and, when you’ve added more birds to your checklist of those spotted, head back to the Inn for a hot cup of cocoa in front of the fire.
Many shops and restaurants are open through the fall and winter, so you will have no shortage of things to do when you’re not out birding. Plan to come out for “Assateague Island Waterfowl Weekend,” November 25-28, at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Open House with special events and programs.
With much of the United States suffering record temperatures this summer, spending a long weekend, or much needed vacation in Chincoteague can give you a place to cool off, relax and replenish. This year on our little island, Chincoteague, home of the world renowned Assateague Island Pony Swim, has been voted the number one beach town in the United States. There is plenty to do on our vanilla bean shaped peninsula off the coast of Virginia, in addition to splashing in the surf. Chincoteague Island is an outdoor and wildlife enthusiast’s paradise.
The historic 1848 Island Manor House, our eight room bed and breakfast, is fully air conditioned, offering a gourmet breakfast. We provide top-notch concierge services to help you plan for a boat tour, fishing trip, kayaking, jet skiing, biking, nature tours and bird watching. We can also help suggest some of the best restaurants on Chincoteague, not to mention where to find the delicious oysters we’re known for.
Take a respite from the heat and come to “America’s Best Beach Town!”
We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Island Manor House website and blog at https://islandmanor.com. The website was designed by InsideOut Solutions to enable Island Manor Inn to better present our bed and breakfast inn and the greater Chincoteague Island and Assateague Island area. Thank you for stopping by; we hope you enjoy your time here and return often to keep up with everything happening at Island Manor Inn and our area along the Virginia Eastern Shore!