Hikes to Take on Chincoteague Island
One of the best parts of camping is enjoying the great outdoors and Chincoteague Island is a great place to do that. Whether you want to search for wild ponies or take a relaxing walk in the woods, there are a few great spots to check out around Chincoteague.
Island Nature Trail
Hike, bike or take a walk with your pup on the 0.7-mile paved portion of this trail or enjoy beautiful views of pine forest and glades on the half-mile unpaved section of the trail. It's a great place to unwind.
Chincoteague Island National Wildlife Refuge
There are miles of trails throughout this park that are perfect for hiking or biking. Take the 3.25-mile wildlife loop to observe birds and other wildlife, walk the woodland trail and stop by the overlook to spot Chincoteague ponies or explore the Lighthouse Trail and then scale the historic Assateague Lighthouse.
This 1.5-mile trail is a great place for a walk in the woods. Explore a floating boardwalk, stroll across a pedestrian bridge and enjoy views of Stevenson's Pond.
Mutton Hunk Fen Natural Area Preserve
There are two walking trails at this beautiful waterfront park. One leads to a peaceful wetland overlooking Gargathy Bay and the other winds along White's Creek. This secluded spot is a must-see.