Spring Fun on Chincoteague Island

Spring Fun on Chincoteague Island

Spring is such a fun time on Chincoteague Island! Migratory birds return, the island is green again and the desolation of winter fades away.

Treat yourself to a fun spring getaway on Chincoteague and enjoy some of these great activities.

See the Ponies in their Winter Coats

Head out to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and try to spot the ponies before they shed their shaggy winter coats.

Walk on the Beach

In summer the beach on Assateague is filled with people enjoying this beautiful barrier island. If you go during the spring you can enjoy a peaceful stroll down the beach without the crowds.

Get Outside

Whether you’re a hiker, a kayaker or a cyclist spring is a great time to be outside on Chincoteague because the weather isn’t hot and humid yet and the mosquitos haven’t moved in. Check out this blog for ways to get outside on Chincoteague.

Enjoy Your Favorite Spots Without Lines

Local hot spots like Pico Taqueria and Island Creamery have lines out the door all summer long. Don’t get us wrong, the wait is 100% worth it, but there’s nothing like the thrill of walking into your favorite spot and not having to wait in a long line. Bask in that feeling.

Migratory Birds

If you’re a birdwatcher spring is a great time to visit Chincoteague. Migratory birds will be heading north for the summer and Chincoteague is positioned along the Atlantic Flyway. You can even celebrate World Migratory Bird Day at Chincoteague Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Festivals and Events

Some of the island’s most iconic events take place in spring. Don’t miss out on all the fun!

April 10-11

Easter Decoy and Arts Festival

Check out the work of local and national decoy carvers and artists.

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April 17-18

Spring Pony Round-Up

Get an up-close look at the wild ponies of Assateague while they’re corralled for their twice-annual vet checks.

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May 4

Seafood Festival

Get your fill of fresh, local seafood at this fun event. Tickets will sell out, so get them early.

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