Posted May 28, 2010 by Jaclyn Liechti
Chincoteague Island, located off the northern Atlantic coastline of Virginia, is a resort island with a twist. Hotels and restaurants can be found alongside campgrounds and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, where more than 260 species of birds can be found. Crabbing and clamming are favorite pastimes, and the island's old-fashioned charm is downright enchanting.
Chincoteague Pony Swim: Once a year since 1925, the wild ponies of Assateague Island are rounded up to swim across the channel as part of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company's annual carnival. On July 28 this year, the ponies will once again take to the water, and you can watch this legendary herd known for its beauty and grace. And if you fall in love with one of the horses, be sure to put in a bid at the annual auction (if, of course, you have enough room and patience for one). Two days later, watch the ponies return to their island.
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