Eastern Shore of Virginia Adventure
There's a lot to do on the Eastern Shore of Virginia outside of Onancock. We present some highlights below. For more ideas visit the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission.
Beginning in the north, Chincoteague Island 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 you can rent a boat to go to the barrier islands (for experienced boaters only) or go out on a charter fishing boat.
Visit Chatham Vineyards and Winery. Tours and wine tastings Thursday to Monday. Historic Chatham Farm has been a working farm for four centuries.
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.
In the waterfront town of Cape Charles you can play golf at Bay Creek (on Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus signature courses). The Bay Creek Railway is a vintage restored interurban train that offers dinner excursions from town. There are also shops and restaurants to explore.
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!