Travel Tuesday: Tell Me About Chincoteague Island, Virginia

by Carrie with Children with 6 comments

Okay folks, this afternoon’s Travel Tuesday post is short and sweet….and I need your help!  At the end of the week, we are packing up and hitting the road for Chincoteague Island, Virginia.  Yep, a long road trip with a baby and a toddler is crazy – but it’s going to be totally worth it!  My husband’s cousin is getting married!

Image courtesy of Google Maps

So here’s where you come in….  we’ve never been to this area before and I’m hoping that some of you may be able to give us the inside scoop on things to see/do!  Anyone?!   From everything we’ve read about the area, it sounds amazing and in a very relaxed setting.  I’m most interested to learn about the Chincoteauge wild ponies that roam the wildlife areas.

Have you ever been there before?  What are some of the “must see” places we need to visit?  Or maybe there’s a great ice cream place nearby – you know I love ice cream!



  • Katie

    Didn’t Jon & Kate Plus 8 go there? I remember an episode – it seemed like a really cool place.

    • Carrie with Children

      LOL. Really?! I hope they aren’t there while I’m there! 🙂

  • Jeanine p

    I fell in love with Misty of chincoteague when I was 5. Even though I was young I still can remember my grandparents taking us.

    I had the circa 1970 version #11 !!!

    • Carrie with Children

      I had no idea it was a book! I’m going to need to get it for our trip! Thanks for the scoop

  • Dawn

    Hi Carrie, Your blog popped up in a notice in my email because you are heading to my hometown. Chincoteague is great place to visit! And you must go to Island Creamery on Maddox Blvd. for your ice cream fix. They make their own in-house with homemade waffle cones and bowls. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water!
    While here you can enjoy the beach, search for wild ponies, take a boat cruise, climb to top of lighthouse, see a pony show, explore the history of our island in a wonderful museum, ride the trolley, and attend the Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival on Friday or Saturday night. Misty of Chincoteague was also made into a movie in the early 60’s. You can find it while here or thru NetFlix.
    Hope you enjoy your visit!

    • Carrie with Children

      Hi Dawn – Thank you so much for all of your great suggestions! We got back home today from our trip and we are officially in love with Chincoteague! What an amazing place! We passed by Island Creamery a few times each night and the line was always out the door and down the sidewalk! LOL So it must be delicious! We did manage to get there one afternoon – so amazing! We really loved the beach too!