Okay, so I know I have been gushing about the incredible wild horses of Chincoteague Island. Maybe you are wondering what else this area offers. Well, plenty. Chincoteague and Assateague are barrier islands along Virginia’s coastline. They are extremely beautiful and boast a National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) area that is best seen from a bike!
As previously mentioned in earlier posts, my sister and I drove down from New York City and literally parked the car during the time we vacationed here. On our first morning after walking to breakfast, we immediately headed across the street to rent bikes! It was the most perfect and enjoyable way to get around the island.
We stayed at the Blue Heron, whose location was ideal. It was so much fun cruising out for meals, riding around the island, and giving us easy access to the NWR. One of highlights of each day was riding out to the beach and around the NWR. Not only did it give us a wonderful vantage point to see egrets in the marshlands, squirrels, deer and bald eagles flying overhead, but it also enabled us enjoy crabcakes, cocktails, and dessert without feeling any guilt! After all, we were using our own pedal power on the beach cruisers! Pedaling around the island also brought back a sense of childhood joy that you get when riding a bike: a sense of freedom and possibility that life can take you anywhere your feet can pedal. I ask, where is your bike taking you to this summer?