The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1943 to provide a habitat for migrating snow geese, but has become one of the best hiking, biking, and bird watching spots on the entire Mid-Atlantic coast. You can begin your exploration of the Wildlife Refuge with a trek along its nearly eleven miles of unspoiled sand beaches, starting at Toms Cove Hook on the southern tip of Assateague and ending at the State Line where the Maryland section of the Assateague Island National Seashore begins.
This long weekend, offers an excellent opportunity to experience the wildlife offerings of Chincoteague Island and Assateague Island at one of it’s most pristine times of the year.
The Chincoteague Insider encourages everyone to visit Chincoteague Island in one of it’s most glorious poses.
There’s plenty more happening on Chincoteague as well, so says Evelyn Shotwell of the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce. Let the Good Times Roll!
Good afternoon all,
For the first time this year our temperatures are up to normal. Yeah!!
Hopefully the long weekend (Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday) will bring some folks our way. Enjoy the warmer temperatures…take a walk on the beach and trails. Enjoy the ducks and other migrating waterfowl that are calling the wildlife refuge home for the winter. There are a couple of free concerts to keep you entertained after your walk. Have fun……out & about!!!
OUT & ABOUT
January 15: Tom McHugh “The Banjo Man” to perform FREE at the Delmarva Discovery Center at 7:00 p.m. Music and stories about the Chesapeake Bay. Tom is the Executive Director for “The Mainstay”, a performing arts center in Rock Hall MD.
January 16: Chincoteague Pony Drill Team marches in Governor-elect Bob McDonnell’s Inaugural Parade in Richmond at 1:00 p.m. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Go Drill Team!!!
January 16: Hemlock Hollow FREE In-store Concert at Sundial Books, 4065 Main St—3:00 p.m.
Call 757-336-5835 for more details.
January 18: Lou Hinds, Manager of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, will be the guest speaker at Accomack County Supervisor Ron Wolff’s constituency meeting at 7:00 p.m. at Wolff’s Sandwich Shoppe in Atlantic.
January 23: Bowen McCauley Dance at Nandua High School at 8:00 p.m. Witty and powerful, this eclectic dance group performs an exciting repertoire relished by dance lovers all over the country. Call 757-302-0366 or visit www.acesva.org for ticket information.
**SAVE THE DATE: February 3, 2010—Annual General Membership Meeting at the Chincoteague Center—Look for details in the mail.
2010 CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND VISITOR’S GUIDES ARE HERE!!!
STOP BY SOON TO PICK UP A CASE OR A FEW FOR YOUR BUSINESS
***WE HAVE A FEW 2009 OYSTER FESTIVAL SHORT SLEEVE T-SHIRTS IN LIGHT BLUE AND PINK FOR SALE IN THE CHAMBER OFFICE ($17.00 EACH). WE ALSO HAVE A FEW HATS & POSTERS. WE ACCEPT Visa and Mastercard
Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce