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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Address: Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: 757-336-6122
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking, Birdwatching
Owner description: Uncrowded wildlife refuge managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Attraction details
Type: Beaches, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking, Birdwatching
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Uncrowded wildlife refuge managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This time of year there are all kinds of waterfowl to be observed without having traffic jams. The scenery is beautiful and it is free.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The refuge is a great place for nature seekers in all seasons. Different environments offer different experiences - the beach, woodlands, lots of trails for biking, hiking and walking. Great place for birders - and that elusive endangered Delmarva squirrel may event make an appearance. One greeted us just as we arrived at the visitor's center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I'm from Delaware and go to the beach alot. I fell in love with this island a long time ago. The park has everything you cold hope for. There are bike trails walking trails and you can go in the newly renovated light house in the summer. The view is awesome! There are 2 nature centers in the park and... More 

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Md, USA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Hubby and I have visited this wildlife refuge many times, it does not disappoint. The wild ponies and the birds are awesome...

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Marshall, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

we visit every year, sometimes a couple times in one year. Great photo opportunities, comfortable walking trails, and who doesn't like a light house or a walk on the beach, regardless of the season?

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Olney, Maryland, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had a wonderful time viewing birds and ponies, and were especially surprised when some of the ponies came up to the edge of the road, providing an exquisite photography opportunity. We had a number of great picture-taking opportunities. We enjoyed the climb up the lighthouse which had a number of stopping points to catch your breath. This tiume of... More 

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you love the beach and nature this is the place, it is beautiful and clean. You will see different species of bird, Chincoteague wild ponies and lots more. All seasons are great to take a ride over.

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We loved exploring the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. We did some hiking and we saw some wonderful wildlife, especially birds. We also loved that Chincoteague offers town, woods and beach, so there is something for everyone.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beauty surrounds you anywhere on the island. I enjoyed it all. I recommend forgoing a daily pass cause you'll want to go back every day of your stay.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We loved spending time walking the beach, seeing the snow geese, deer and of course the ponies. We enjoyed sitting and listening to the waves crashing on the shore, very relaxing!

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