Chincoteague Refuge includes more than 14,000 acres of beach, dunes, marsh, and maritime forest. Established in 1943 to provide habitat for migratory birds (with an emphasis on conserving greater snow geese), the refuge today provides habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, and song birds as well as other species of wildlife and plants. The refuge also provides wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities such as fishing, hunting, wildlife photography and observation, interpretation, and environmental education. The refuge is open 7 days a week from: 5:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M. from May through September. 6:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. from November through March. 6:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. the months of March, April and October. The Visitor Center is open 7 days a week from: 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. October 1 - April 30 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. May 1 - September 30 *Closed Christmas and New Year's Day The Administrative Office hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday

nice drive, love the beach towns

Nice place to walk or jog...explore the area.

It was very deserted and a little boring. We did not do the whole thing.

More of the same as the counterpart to north. Stay on the wet, hard sand, unless it is high tide when there is none.

7 months ago

Not the best hiking weather but I found it better than not getting out at all. The pond is not very scenic this time of year.

7 months ago

Interesting walk around shrub and sand. The trail did not acually go down to the water.

9 months ago

A very nice area, great beach towns

scenic driving
Monday, June 27, 2016

It was a nice drive and a well needed rest from hiking.

Today was a nice early summer day. Can you guess how busy it was? But well worth it.

scenic driving
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

This is one of those drives you have to undertake if you really want to experience a particular culture and scenery - in this case, the Chesapeake. You're not going to experience it on I-95! It's a slow go, and can be busy, but if you want to feel the bay and ocean environment, this is a great place to do it.