Located along the Atlantic shore where Maryland and Virginia meet, the islands of Assateague and Chincoteague transport visitors back to a simpler time. The 37-mile long Assateague Island is owned by federal and state government entities and is home to Assateague Island National Seashore, where wild ponies roam along sandy white beaches. Chincoteague Island is developed into a beach town, but it has a small town feel of southern hospitality.
With miles of trails on both the Maryland and Virginia sides of the island, it is easy to admire the beauty of the seashore. The 14,000 acre Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is home to the legendary Chincoteague Ponies, which can be spotted from the many trails in the refuge.
Not into walking? A bike rental is included with the cost of every Torque Tours trip to Chincoteague Island.
Southern Hospitality Just Miles from Maryland
The town of Chincoteague Island has become a popular spot for artists to settle down for months at a time. The main street and even some side streets are dotted with art galleries and antique shops. Take a stroll to one of the many seafood restaurants or catch a film at the newly renovated Island Theatre.