Eastern Shore of Virginia Adventure

For more ideas visit the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission at http://www.onancock.org/week-adventure.html or call 757 787-8268.

chincoteague poniesBeginning in the north, Chincoteague Island (757 336-6161) and Assateague Island are vacation destinations. Spend a day on the beach. See the famous wild ponies. Go birdwatching. Bike around town.

Are you a kayaker? Check out the Seaside Water Trail - a paddling route along the entire 70-mile length of the Shore. Includes maps of routes for all skill levels, directions to public launch sites, and facts about the wildlife you'll see.

From the seaside town of Wachapreague (757 787-7117) you can rent a boat to go to the barrier islands (for experienced boaters only) or go out on a charter fishing boat.

Visit one of our charming Eastern Shore wineries to enjoy a tasting or take in the beautiful vineyard scenery. Check them out at http://www.virginiawine.org/regions/eastern-virginia/

Eastville is the historic seat of Northampton County. The Declaration of Independence was read from the steps of the courthouse in 1776. A good stop for history buffs.

The historic railroad and harbor town of Cape Charles on the Chesapeake Bay offers everything from golf on Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus signature courses to waterfront dining, theater, art galleries, and a sandy beach. For more information call 757 331-3259 x18.

Kiptopeke State Park and the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge offer public access to the waterfront. On the bayside, the State Park has a beach, fishing pier, walking trails and campgrounds. On the seaside, the National Wildlife Refuge has trails, views of the barrier islands and a visitor center.

At the southern tip of the Eastern Shore of Virginia is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, an engineering wonder. 17.6 miles of bridges and tunnels cross the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Go to sea in your car!

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