Looking for a fun and adventurous family trip this summer? Consider a camping trip to Chincoteague Virginia! Located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Chincoteague is a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts and families alike. With miles of secluded beachfront and an abundance of wildlife, Chincoteague is the perfect place to unplug, reconnect with nature, and create unforgettable memories with your family.
A Memorable Family Adventure in Chincoteague, Virginia
Our family was in dire need of a memorable getaway, so we packed up our bags, loaded the car, and embarked on an exciting journey to Chincoteague, Virginia. This location has been a summer meetup for Firewalks' family for over 40 plus years!
Firewalks, Bryman, Nugget and myself, Hoagie we all hit the road to Virginia. We were all set for an unforgettable adventure filled with nature, exploration, and family bonding. The best part? Chincoteague was just a short four-hour drive from our home in New Jersey.
Camping at Toms Cove Park: Our main stop on this incredible trip was Toms Cove Park, a renowned campground in Chincoteague. As soon as we arrived, we were captivated by the picturesque surroundings and warm hospitality. Firewalks family hosts a weekend meetup that is filled with fun, laughs and family feasts!
" I was so happy everyone got to meet my family and enjoy our yearly tradition," - Firewalks
The campground provided excellent fishing and crabbing opportunities on the docks, and it quickly became a favorite activity for both kids and adults. We spent hours casting our lines and eagerly awaiting a bite. The peaceful atmosphere of the park made the experience even more enjoyable, allowing us to reconnect with nature and create lasting memories.
Apart from fishing, Toms Cove Park boasted impressive amenities. The kids had a blast at the club house arcade, while the adults appreciated the convenience of the pool, the clean restrooms and showers. It was evident that Toms Cove Park catered to the needs of every type of camper.
"Fishing was my favorite part"- Nugget
There are plenty of campgrounds in the Chicatigue area, many of which offer primitive camping sites for those who want to get as close to nature as possible. However, if you prefer a bit more modern amenities, there are also campgrounds that offer RV hookups and a range of amenities like showers, playgrounds, and even Wi-Fi.
Exploring NASA Wallops: A short distance away from Toms Cove Park, we had the unique opportunity to visit NASA Wallops Flight Facility. This renowned research establishment provided an insightful and educational experience for the entire family. We marveled at the impressive rockets and learned about the groundbreaking scientific missions conducted at the facility. The interactive exhibits allowed us to delve into the wonders of space exploration, leaving us in awe of the endless possibilities that lay beyond our planet.
Indulging in Sweet Delights at Pony Tails: On our way back from NASA Wallops, we stumbled upon a charming candy store called Pony Tails. Intrigued by its whimsical exterior, we couldn't resist stepping inside to satisfy our sweet tooth cravings. The store was a treasure trove of delectable treats, offering a wide array of candies, chocolates, and homemade fudge. The kids' eyes lit up as they explored the colorful shelves, carefully selecting their favorite goodies. We left Pony Tails with bags full of sugary delights, promising to return on our next visit to Chincoteague.
Unfortunately we didn't have time to dive into all that Chincoteague has to offer but we look forward to checking out more events and places in the future. This includes one of their most popular attractions!
The Famous Chincoteague Ponies:
Chincoteague is renowned for its wild ponies, and in our next trip we are determined to witness these majestic creatures up close. The famous pony swim, where the wild ponies are herded across the channel, is said to be a breathtaking sight to behold. The ponies swim across the water, symbolizing the rich heritage and deep connection between the island and its equine residents.
The Chincoteague Beach
One of the main attractions is the unspoiled beachfront. With miles of untouched shoreline, it's the ideal place to spend days lounging in the sun, picnicking, and playing in the waves. But Chincoteague isn't just about swimming and sunbathing. The area is also a haven for birdwatchers, with over 300 species of birds seen in the area. Venture out onto one of the many hiking trails, and you might catch a glimpse of the island's famous wild ponies. These beautiful creatures roam freely on the island, often seen grazing in the marshes or along the beaches.
"We had a fun time, I can't wait to go back" - BryMan
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