Legacy Series: Andy Linton and Nancy West
Chincoteague Island is home to many talented artisans, creators, storytellers, and guides. Their contributions to the history of Chincoteague Island are what keeps its rich history alive. If you are visiting us this fall or winter, we encourage you to seek out ways to connect with the locals who make our way of life possible. …
Planets, Plants, and Pizza!
Summer is still in full swing, and the temperatures are still perfect for a mix of outdoor exploration and air-conditioned fun on Chincoteague Island! If you are hoping to take home science-themed souvenirs to commemorate your trip to our lovely little home, you don’t want to miss the stops we have included below. NASA Wallops …
Our Grandfather’s Legacy
Donald Leonard, founder of the Refuge Inn, seemed to have ponies in his blood all of his life. You could say that he was born into it– His great-grandfather Kendal Jester grazed ponies in the area known as “Wildcat”, on the north end of Chincoteague. As a child, Don spent a lot of time on …
Outdoor Adventures Await on Chincoteague Island!
August 4 is Great American Outdoors Act Day, and admission to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will be free for everyone all day in celebration. Many know Chincoteague Island for its beautiful beach and wild ponies. However, it also features incredible hiking trails and a variety of important wildlife. Don’t miss out on the opportunity …
Independence Weekend on Chincoteague Island
Do you hear that sound? The ocean is calling. July 4 is the perfect time to answer that call because we are ready to celebrate independence in style this month! If you have a long weekend before you and need summer plans to fill it up, we encourage you to join us for a relaxing, …

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