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Eastern Shore of Virginia 2014 Activity Guide

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50 Years

Celebrating of Engineering Magnitude... and Tunneling Towards the Future.

1964 was a remarkable year in history. The Beatles ruled the radio airwaves with nine solid hits; the Ford Motor Company unveiled a new kind of car to the public called the Mustang; and Martin Luther King, Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize. In the midst of this historic year, the Chesapeake Bay BridgeTunnel, the largest engineering project in the world and one of mankind’s greatest engineering achievements, opened to traffic on April 15, eliminating the last water barrier along the Atlantic coast and providing an east coast scenic shortcut for travelers coming to Virginia from points north of Wilmington, Delaware. More than just an engineering marvel, this graceful crossing of the Chesapeake Bay provides a route of scenic beauty for travelers and has been enjoyed by millions of

One of the Seven Engineering Wonders of the Modern World, this 17.6 mile engineering marvel links Coastal Virginia’s mainland with Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

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people who have crossed the facility in the past 50 years. It continues to be one of Virginia’s #1 attractions most frequently visited by travelers who visit the Hampton Roads/Eastern Shore regions of the Commonwealth.

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CELEBRATING 50 YEARS • 1964-2014 •

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FUN ON THE WATER* • Fishing • Boat Rentals • Crabbing • 4 Piers • Party Fishing Boat • Boat Ramp

FUN ON LAND* • 4 Pools • Golf Cart Rentals • Mini Golf • Planned Activities • Splash Park • Playgrounds

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Cottages • Campers • Cabins • Wooded Tent Sites On-site Trailer Rentals • 50-amp Big Rig sites

11 miles North of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel one U.S. 13 in Cheriton, VA

Hazy pink and blue sunsets. Golden sunsets. Fiery orange sunsets. You’ll see them all when you enjoy the rooms and amenities at Sunset Beach Inn.

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32246 Lankford Highway • Cape Charles, VA 23310 1/2 mile north of Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

757-331-1776 • 800-899-4786 www.SunsetBeachInn.com www.esvatourism.org

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CONTENTS

WHAT’S INSIDE

Contents

What’s Inside

6 SHORE TOUR FROM SOUTH TO NORTH 20 CALENDAR 2014 MAJOR ANNUAL FESTIVALS & EVENTS 21 BLAST OFF NASA’S WALLOPS ISLAND ROCKET LAUNCHES 24 BEACHY KEEN KICK BACK ON SERENE SANDS 22 GET OUT! DISCOVER MOTHER NATURE’S PLAYGROUND 25 SHORE ART GALLERIES, LOCAL FESTIVALS AND ART STROLLS 25 SHORE WINE TRAIL TWO BOUTIQUE WINERIES 26 PLACES TO VISIT SHORE HIGHLIGHTS 28 ACCOMMODATIONS PLACES TO STAY 30 MAP POINTS OF INTEREST & DIRECTIONS Copyright © 2014 - all rights reserved. Reproduction of any material prepared by VistaGraphics, Inc., and appearing within this publication is strictly prohibited without express written consent of the publisher. Publisher does not purport to authenticate and is not responsible for claims made by advertisers found within this publication.

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Published For EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA TOURISM COMMISSION 25-A Market St., Onancock, VA 23417 757-787-8268 tourism@esvatourism.org • www.esvatourism.org

Visit Eastern Shore, Virginia on Published By VISTAGRAPHICS, INC. 1264 Perimeter Parkway • Virginia Beach, VA 23454 (757) 422-8979 • www.visitorsguidenetwork.com Publisher Randy Thompson Account Executive Lori Conti Corporate Art Director Holly Watters Photos generously provided by: Capt. Barry’s Back Bay Cruises • www.CaptainBarry.net Mary Burnham • BurnhamGuides.com James Eichelberger • eichelberger@verizon.net Chris Glennon • ChrisGlennon.com John Harrower • Harrower54@gmail.com Patrick J. Henderson • highcamera.com/ Dr. Neil Kaye • TangierHistoryMuseum.org Kenny Lewis • www.solidrockphotography.com/ Scott Neville • 757-331-1804 Sarah Nuss Dorothy Perucci • OnleyImages@Verizon.net Ariel Skelley • ArielSkelley.com Ellen Sorberra • Sorbera8@msn.com SouthEast Expeditions • SoutheastExpeditions.net Medford Taylor • MedfordTaylor.com Richie Turner Ron Wrucke • EasternShoreImaging.com

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Waterfront Dining in Onancock

V I RGI N IA’S EAS TE RN S HOR E 9232 CHATHAM ROAD, MACHIPONGO, VA 23405 WWW.CHATHAMVINEY ARDS.COM 757-678-5588

Located in the historic Hopkins Bros. Store

2 Market Street, Onancock

757-787-8558

Seafood Market & Restaurant Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner Drive-thru • Eat in • Take-out

Fresh Local Seafood • Choice Steaks Kids Menu • Gluten Free & Healthy Options Full Bar • Gifts & Fancy Foods Market

Open daily serving lunch & dinner Summer Sunday Dockside Entertainment Limited Slips Available Johnny Mo’s ALL CRAB crab cakes Mallards Restaurants, Catering & Entertainment “The Shore’s Premier Caterer”

757-787-7321 home of

Route 13 @ Nassawadox, VA 26 miles north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

757-442-3800 www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

www.mallardsllc.com www.esvatourism.org

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SHORE TOUR

CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE-TUNNEL

Shore Tour From South to North

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

One Of The Seven Engineering Wonders Of The Modern World For 50 years the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel has captured worldwide attention as a modern engineering marvel and an important East Coast travel convenience. Crossing over and under the open waters where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Chesapeake Bay, it provides a direct link between Virginia’s Eastern Shore and the mainland of Coastal Virginia. To date, over 115 million vehicles have crossed the Bridge-Tunnel. From shore to shore, the facility measures 17.6 miles and it is considered to be the world’s largest bridge-tunnel complex. It includes more than 12 miles of low-level trestle, two one-mile-long tunnels, two bridges, two miles of causeway, four manmade islands, and 5.5 miles of approach roads, for a total of 23 miles of structures. Construction of the original two-lane Bridge-Tunnel began in 1960 and was completed in 1964 at a cost of $200 million. In 1999 a second span was opened that parallels the original, and increased the roadway from two lanes to four, at a cost of $197.2 million. Parallel tunnels are expected to be constructed in the future. Travelers may enjoy the natural beauty, sights and sounds of the Chesapeake Bay from the Bridge-Tunnel’s southernmost island, One Island on the Bay. Featuring a bayside restaurant serving delicious Virginia-inspired cuisine, a gift shop complete with specialty items and souvenirs, and a 625-foot fishing pier located 3.5 miles out in the middle off the Chesapeake Bay, this is one stop you won’t want to miss! Incredible bird watching opportunities are here as well. 6

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welcome center / national wildlife refuge / kiptopeke state park

Shore Tour

eastern Shore of Virginia Welcome Center Come sit a spell on our porch located just seconds from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel on Route 13. Here you’ll get the Eastern Shore lowdown on a slow down vacation. The gazebo-styled center is staffed by professional travel consultants eager to share discounts, info, maps and more. The Eastern Shore of Virginia Wildlife Refuge’s display reveals the many natural treasures you can experience during your stay. A work of local art is the stunning Eastern Shore floor medallion created by artisan David Crane. The Welcome Center is operated by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission. 757-331-1660.

eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife refuge Located at the southern tip of the Eastern Shore, the Wildlife Refuge is at the heart of one of the most important avian migration funnels in North America. Each fall, like colorful clockwork, it’s the scene of a spectacular drama as millions of songbirds, monarch butterflies and thousands of raptors converge here on their voyage south. Hiking and biking trails put you in the action. The Refuge’s excellent visitor center tells the story of the bird migrations and the native plants and animals of the Eastern Shore.

Kiptopeke State Park Located just south of Cape Charles on the Chesapeake Bay, this popular park offers recreational access to the water and the chance to explore a unique coastal habitat featuring a major flyway for migratory birds. Camp in beautiful cabins, hike, bike, go boating, fish on the pier or recline on the sandy beach. Visit the hawk observatory for a view of these migrating species during the spring and fall. www.esvatourism.org

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CAPE CHARLES

Cape Charles Cape Charles

“Top Five Best Little Beach Towns” – Southern Living Magazine

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Located near the southern tip of the Eastern Shore peninsula, Cape Charles beckons visitors with its sandy beach, gorgeous Chesapeake Bay views, marinas, and championship golf courses. Its delightful arts, entertainment, shopping, upscale resort, boutique hotels and charming bed & breakfast inns make it a perfect getaway vacation destination. The town continues its amazing transformation, recapturing its 1886 glory days when the railroad gave birth to this Victorian architecture and ambiance. A full service European day spa and nearby guided horseback trail rides on a waterfront estate add to the offerings. Eateries include a posh waterfront restaurant, casually chic coffee house, Irish pub, bistro, and old fashioned soda fountain. The Bay Creek Resort and Club’s upscale marina, shops and restaurant flank the northern DID YOU KNOW? side of town. On the southern side are its two Cape Charles was founded in nationally ranked golf courses designed by 1884 as a planned community by golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer a railroad and a ferry company, offering stunning water vistas. Resort rentals and many of its Victorian are also available. The Bay Creek Railway is homes still stand. It served as the only restored interurban dining service the ferry departure point for operating in the U.S. traffic heading across the bay to The nearby Kiptopeke State Park and the Norfolk and Hampton until 1948. Eastern Shore Wildlife Refuge are magnets The Bayshore Concrete plant for birders, boaters, fishermen, kayakers and located across the harbor in Cape other lovers of wild Virginia. The Cape Charles Charles was founded to produce Museum provides a fascinating look back at all of the cast concrete structures the area’s history. The Art Deco Palace Theater for the 17-mile-long Chesapeake spotlights local, regional and national talent. Bay Bridge Tunnel, which opened Sunsets are serene on the town’s quiet mile-long in 1964. beach where you can catch a sail or fish the pier.

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FROM STEM TO STERN

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Bed & Breakfasts of Cape Charles, VA

Bay Haven Inn

Cape Charles House

757-331-2838 • BayHavenInnBNB.com 757-331-4920 • CapeCharlesHouse.com

Chesapeake Bay View

757-331-2087 • ChesapeakeBayView.com

Fig Street Inn

757-331-3133 • FigStreetInn.com

Our Porches Await! Sea Gate B & B

757-331-2206 • SeaGateBB.com

For more information on our member inns or to check availability.

www.CapeCharlesBNB.com

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SHORE TOUR

CHERITON / EASTVILLE / MACHIPONGO

Serving locals & visitors Since 1950

• Exxon Gas • Food • Gift shop • Pottery

Cheriton Cheriton is home to Eyre Hall, one of Virginia’s finest and best-preserved colonial homes. Eyre family descendents have owned land in the lower portion of Northampton County continuously for 12 generations. The gardens are among the oldest in the country and are open free to the public. Ancient boxwood and gnarled crape myrtles tower over the traditional swept paths, all enclosed by a wall of brick brought as ballast from England. The entrance is located on the west side of Route 13 between Cheriton and Eastville at 3215 Eyre Hall Drive.

Eastville

757-331-1541 & C-Store 757-331-2505

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Eastville is a real find; a tiny Colonial-era town that has been the seat of Northampton County since 1680. The Declaration of Independence was read from its courthouse steps in August of 1776. The historic Courthouse Green and the nation’s oldest continuous court records lend a genteel sense of history to this pretty porch community. Dine at a Colonial era inn and enjoy unique shopping experiences. Visit two art galleries displaying redesigned thrift-store-finds transformed into whimsical furniture, and a porch filled with colorful glass art. Site of the Northampton County Chamber of Commerce, 757-678-0010.

Machipongo Just five miles north of Eastville, Machipongo is home to the intriguing Barrier Islands Center. The Center preserves and showcases the culture, history, community, and ecology of Virginia’s Barrier Islands and the peoples who made them their home. Learn about Native Americans, farmers, watermen, hunting and fishing guides, storekeepers, hoteliers, and the Lighthouse and Lifesaving Service. 757-678-5550. Nearby on the banks of scenic Church Creek, Chatham Vineyards offers tours, tastings and a Kayak Winery Tour. 757-678-5588.

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NASSAWADOX / EXMORE & WILLIS WHARF

Nassawadox Nassawodox derives its name from a Native American word meaning “land between two waters.” Located just off Route 13 to the east is an Italian restaurant that is a locals’ favorite, an art gallery and a gift shop. On west side is a favorite seafood restaurant and live music venue. The hometown pharmacy is noted for its fun gift selection.

SHORE TOUR

Between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, This is the Place to Stay!

Exmore & Willis Wharf Enjoy Exmore’s little downtown which includes a cozy café bakery, antique shops and a retro-real diner. [Legend has it there’s a stool Elvis once rested his blue suede shoes on.] Lodging at centrally located hotels is available on the town’s Route 13 frontage. On the waterside find Willis Wharf, a secluded seaside village and aquaculture capital that raises millions of clams and oysters for consumption throughout the world.

Located 32 miles south of the Maryland State Line, and 30 miles north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel system, the Best Western Eastern Shore Inn has a Three-Star rating from AAA. • complimentary wired & wireless internet • continental breakfast • seasonal outdoor pool Scan here • laundry facilities for complete • parking available or truckers hotel information.

2543 Lankford Hwy Exmore, VA 23350 (757) 442-7378 • www.easternshoreinn.com

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SHORE TOUR

WACHAPREAGUE

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Photo By Patrick Henderson

Wachapreague

A playground for your passion!

Photo By Sarah Nuss

“Little City by the Sea” and “Flounder Capital of the World” have long been titles held by this small town of 250 residents. Its setting along emerald green marshes is a scene stealer. Marinas provide an active In-Shore and Off-Shore fishing fleet at very reasonable rates, boat slip rentals, a bait and tackle shop, and boat and kayak rentals to explore the pristine, shell filled, barrier islands. You don’t boat? A Day Tripper guide can take care of any water adventure you’re looking for. Explore this lovely small town by walking or biking on marked trails and don’t forget to stop by Seaside Park gazebo and visit our Native Plant Garden. The Virginia Institute of Marine Science has a newly constructed World Class Marine Laboratory located next to the town marina. If scheduling permits, staff will give you a tour of this remarkable facility. Current Reflections, a fine art gallery, is open on weekends. Wachapreague General Store has great breakfast and lunch hot sandwiches. If you enjoy fresh, award-winning local seafood with amazing water views, look no further - The Island House Restaurant is the whole package you will tell DID YOU KNOW? your friends about. Don’t miss the nostalgic The pristine barrier islands Wachapreague Fireman’s Carnival for family fun off Wachapreague’s Atlantic from mid-June to mid-July and experience small Ocean coast protect one of the town America at its finest. If you’d like to stay world’s last large, unspoiled overnight, the Wachapreague Inn has something wetlands habitats. The for everyone...rooms, efficiencies, apartments, region is a major producer of and houses, some pet friendly. Step back in shellfish and is recognized as time and experience unspoiled nature in an a Biosphere Reserve by the adorable quaint town. United Nations.

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WACHAPREAGUE

SHORE TOUR

Waterfront Dining Banquet Room & Lounge

Aerial photo by Patrick J. Hendrickson / Highcamera.com

757-787-7117 town@wachapreague.org www.wachapreague.org

Wachapreague Inn

Across the street from boat ramps, marinas & restaurant. We can accommodate any size group.

757-787-2105 www.wachapreagueinn.com

Island House Restaurant & Marina

Overlooking the Barrier Islands Fresh Local Seafood Clams, Oysters, Crab Cakes

(757) 787-4242 TRIDENT TACKLE

Charter & Small Boat Rentals Free Boat Ramp • Slips • Fuel Water Taxi to Barrier Islands

(757) 789-3222

17 Atlantic Avenue Wachapreague, VA 23480 www.theislandhouserestaurant.com www.esvatourism.org

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SHORE TOUR

ONANCOCK

Onancock

Onancock

“Coolest Small Town In America” – Budget Travel Magazine Just off the Chesapeake Bay, nestled between two forks of scenic Onancock Creek, this charming, historic port town is steeped in history and full of fun. Established by the English in 1680, this once bustling seaport is now a favorite destination for boaters and visitors by car. A stroll through downtown leads past stately homes, intriguing shops, antiques, art galleries, award-winning restaurants, restored Victorian bed & breakfast inns and a boutique hotel. Onancock (pronounced “oh-NAN-cock”) is a favorite stop for power boaters and sailors cruising the Chesapeake Bay. Boaters can moor their boats at the Wharf and enjoy the facilities at the new Harbormaster’s Shack. From the Wharf, you can launch your boat, board the ferry to Tangier Island or enjoy a guided kayak tour. Next to the Hopkins Brothers Store, you can rent a bike to ride around town or bring your own to tour miles of winding roads in the surrounding countryside. Onancock Landing, a town park adjacent to the wharf, is a stop on the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. At the landing, you can put in your kayak at the new state-of-the-art kayak launch to access the Onancock Water Trail, which is alive with egrets, herons, ospreys and bald eagles. Biking enthusiasts can rent a bike on King Street or DID YOU KNOW? bring their own to ride around town or on miles Onancock is pet-friendly. The town of winding roads in the surrounding countryside. welcomes the furry friends of visitors History lovers will enjoy Ker Place, a circa and residents alike. Look for a “Pet1800 federal style house that serves as a Friendly” decal in the windows of museum. Arts lovers can catch a live show at businesses that welcome well-behaved, the North Street Playhouse and visit several art leashed dogs inside. The town boasts galleries featuring art in all mediums. Those two pet-friendly B&Bs and there looking to just unwind will find Onancock a are pet-friendly events throughout welcome respite from the outside world. the year. Waste bag dispensers are 14

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MELFA / ONLEY / PARKSLEY

SHORE TOUR

Melfa Melfa is located on Route 13 about nine miles north of Exmore. Check out the visitors’ center at the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce (757-787-2460). At the Accomack County Airport (757-787-4600) fly in for a Shore visit or seek a bird’s eye view of our beautiful coastlines with an aerial tour. Inside the Accomack Airport Park, Blue Crab Bay Company offers award-winning regional specialty foods and gifts.

Onley Just minutes north of Melfa on Route 13, Onley is a commercial center and the crossroads of the Eastern Shore. Internationally acclaimed bronze wildlife sculptures are on display at Turner Sculpture, 757-787-2818. Turn west on Route 179 to reach Onancock and the Tangier Island Ferry.

Welcome To Parksley Founded in 1885 as a railway town, Parksley is a quaint town with many Victorian style homes. The Eastern Shore Railway Museum adds to the charm of the unique shops and friendly merchants.

18468 Dunne Ave. Parksley,VA 23421 Parksley.org

Parksley Norman Rockwell would have loved this vestige of small Photo By Karen Eichelberger town America. The meticulously restored railroad station, home to the charming Eastern Shore Railroad Museum, is situated in the 1885 town square surrounded by quaint shops and a pair of restaurants. Parksley is located two miles west of Route 13 and seven miles north of Onley and Onancock.

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• Family & Pet Friendly • 2 Acres of land, close to wharf

757-787-3521

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CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND

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Chincoteague Island

“America’s Best Beach Town” – AOL Travel Chincoteague Island is the family-friendly resort famed for its wild ponies, but with all it has to offer it’s far from a one-horse town. Its beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife, artists, antiques, fresh seafood, shopping, and accommodations make it one of the Mid-Atlantic’s favorite vacation destinations. Adjacent Assateague Island is an impressive national treasure that is home to the famous herd of wild Chincoteague ponies. Its wide, pristine Atlantic Ocean beach is one of the few spots on the U.S. east coast that is preserved in its natural, undeveloped state. Swimming, boating, kayaking, surf fishing and sunbathing are the traditional family beach activities enjoyed during the warm weather months. Hikers, bikers, birders and other wildlife lovers enjoy their passion year-round at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Don’t forget to climb to the top of the historic Assateague Lighthouse for a view of it all. Expert guides will take you on the water to enjoy the gorgeous salt marsh views and to learn about the area’s abundant seafood, shellfish, wild ponies and other wildlife. Each year in July the wild ponies on Assateague Island are rounded up by “saltwater cowboys” for the swim across the channel to Chincoteague, where they are paraded to the carnival grounds and penned. Some of the foals are auctioned off to benefit the island’s volunteer fire department and to keep the pony population at a manageable level. The herd is then returned to Assateague Island where they will live in the wild for another year. Shopping in Chincoteague’s quaint, pedestrian-friendly downtown ranges from decoys to dresses and antiques to art. Visit the 1945 Island Theatre to catch a movie the old-fashioned way. Second Saturday Art Strolls are popular evening events from April through November. Fresh-off-the-dock seafood is found in a variety of restaurants. Lodging is equally varied from family-owned motels to charming B&Bs. The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center is located at 6733 Maddox Boulevard. Call DID YOU KNOW? 757-336-6161, or visit www.chincoteaguechamber.com. Chincoteague ponies found on page 27 with Places to Visit. 16

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CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND

SHORE TOUR

Chincoteague Island, VA

Conveniently Located at the Beach Entrance Amenities:

Kids under 12 stay FREE FREE Daybreak®Hot Breakfast FREE USA Today Newspaper FREE high-speed Internet access All guest rooms equipped with a hair dryer, clock radio, and in-room coffee 100 % Non-Smoking TV with extended cable Sparkling outdoor pool Outdoor pavilion and BBQ In-room Microwave In-room Refrigerator Free boat parking

7020 Maddox Boulevard • Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 www.daysinn.com/chincoteague • 800-615-6343

A ll front row suites.

There is no better place to surround yourself with everything this warm and friendly island has to offer than a stay at the Comfort Suites Hotel. This all-suite hotel is right in the heart of town. Every room has a waterfront balcony view. And it’s minutes from Assateague Island and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, home of the famous Chincoteague Ponies.

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CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND

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A 70 unit motel, just minutes away from the Assateague Island Beach and Wildlife Refuge, the Inn is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the solitude and the breathtaking sunsets our Island has to offer.

Be our guest as you enjoy our outdoor pool with large surrounding deck & gazebo. A screened pavilion equipped with cooking facilities will accommodate most any gathering, large or small. For those wanting to picnic, we have barbeque grills available as well as a volleyball court. There is ample parking for cars and a designated area for boats and buses.

Maddox Blvd. and 4417 Deep Hole Road Chincoteague, Virginia 23336

1-877-222-8799 ONLINE RESERVATIONS

www.ChincoteagueInn.com

Located near the center of the island, easy access to all that Chincoteague Island has to offer.

We pride ourselves on quality service at an affordable price. • Free continental breakfast • Free WI-FI high-speed Internet access • Free local calls • Seasonal outdoor pool • Exercise room • Picnic area with BBQ grills • We are a DOG FRIENDLY hotel • In-room microwave, refrigerator • Business Center on Site • Non-smoking & handicap accessible

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CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND

Minutes away from Assateague National Seashore and Wildlife Refuge

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Bayfront

BestValueInnVA.com • 1-800-699-6562 • 757-336-6562 6151 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

Assateague Inn

retreat on the creek

• Suites/Efficiencies • Outdoor Pool • Crabbing Pier • Great Rates & Discounts Available!

Leave the mainland behind and relax on nature’s doorstep! Best View of Rocket Launches & 4th of July Fireworks

6750 Coach’s Lane • Chincoteague Island, VA 757-336-3738 • www.assateague-inn.com

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• Family Owned Business Since 1965 • Conveniently located close to town, shopping & eateries • Modern motel rooms, efficiencies, suites & cottages/houses • Summer kitchen, picnic tables, barbeques • Moderate rates • Free Hi-Speed Wireless

3720 WILLOW STREET

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www.seashellmotel.org

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TANGIER ISLAND

Tangier Island

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Tangier Island Onancock Ferry

Island Amenities: Ice Cream Shops, Bicycle & Golf Cart Rentals, Scenic Golf Cart Tours, Gift Shops, Island Museum and Kayaking

Call Mark/Joyce For Reservations: 757-891-2505 www.tangierferry.com

Relax, discover, explore aboard the Steven Thomas The cruise will operate daily (including Sunday) beginning May 15 and will run through mid October. Gift CertifiCateS available Departure Point Dock located at:

1001 W. Main Street Crisfield, MD 21817

tangierislandcruises.com

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Bridal & Prom Expo Chincoteague Center

February Oyster Roast

Barrier Islands Center, Machipongo

March Chincoteague Combined School (March/April)

Life on this jewel of an island in the Chesapeake Bay has changed little over the years. Take the 12-mile ferry ride from Onancock and sail back in time to a place where the islanders speak in an endearing sing-song Elizabethan twang and make their living from the water. Visitors enjoy the island’s fresh seafood bounty at several home-style restaurants. Rent bikes or Tangier taxis (golf carts) to cruise the car-less isle. The new Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center and self-guided history walk give insight to the island’s enduring heritage. Pristine sandy beaches are excellent for relaxing. Take a Waterman’s Tour with a Tangier captain to discover the island’s legendary soft-shell crab “farms” (contact the Chesapeake House at 757-891-2331). Free kayak rentals and mapped water trails bring you to secluded vistas. Come twilight, rock on the porch of the Bay View Inn and listen to the creatures of the marsh softly serenade Cruise the Chesapeake Bay to and from Tangier Island aboard the island. Joyce Marie with Captain Mark Crockett For visitor information, visit 36’ Long • 4’ Draft USCG • 25 Certified Passengers Cruising with Mark on the “Joyce Marie II” provides tourists with a longer www.tangierisland-va.com visit on Tangier Island.

1-800-863-2338 • 1-410-968-2338

January Polar Pony Plunge

Easter Decoy & Art Festival

A Different Way Of Life

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2014 Major Annual Festivals & Events

DID YOU KNOW? This tiny island community has attracted the attention of linguists because many of its residents still speak a unique English Restoration-era dialect of American English. Due to centuries of isolation, the islanders still speak much as their ancestors did when Tangier was settled in 1686. The dialect is still strong enough that visitors sometimes have to pay close attention to what is being said.

April Blessing of the Fleet Cape Charles Harbor

House and Garden Tour Eastern Shore

Daffodil Festival

Chincoteague Center

Low Country Shrimp Boil Cape Charles Museum

Spring Flounder Tournament Marina, Wachapreague

May Crabby Blues Festival

Cape Charles Central Park

Seafood Festival

Tom’s Cove, Chincoteague

Migratory Bird Celebration

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Art & Music on the Farm

Barrier Islands Center, Machipongo

Le Tour de Shore

Historic Onancock School

Small Garden Tour Eastern Shore

CBES Pig Roast

Cherry Grove Farm, Eastville

Blessing of the Fleet

Robert Reed Waterfront Park, Chincoteague

Lower Chesapeake Bay Black Drum Classic Cape Charles

Super-Saturday TownWide Yard Sale Onancock

June Tall Ships

Cape Charles

Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

Chincoteague Carnival Grounds (June/ July/August)

Benefit by the Bay Cape Charles

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2014 Major annual Festivals & events

The Eastern Shore loves to throw a party! There’s no better way to experience our unique culture than by attending some of our many dozens of festivals and special events. Below is just a sample. Every effort was made to ensure that the information below was accurate at the time of printing but it cannot be guaranteed. Please check ahead to learn if changes have been made. For a complete list of 2014 festivals and events please visit our web site, www.esvatourism.org. Fireman’s Carnival

Oyster Festival

Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament

Between the Waters Bike Tour

Wachapreague (June/July)

Bay Creek Resort & Club, Cape Charles

July

Tom’s Cove, Chincoteague Nassawadox

Chili & Chowder Cookoff

Carnival Grounds, Chincoteague

Ice Cream Social & Patriotic Band Concert

Barbara Custis Fall Festival

Old Fashioned Fireworks

Paint Onancock! Plein Air Event

July 4th Celebration

Ride the Tide & Godspeed

Seafood Extravaganza

Shore Made Music Festival

Blueberry Festival

Speckled Trout Fishing Tournament

Onancock Town Square

Randy Custis Memorial Park, Nassawadox

Chincoteague Carnival Grounds

Onancock

Cape Charles

Onancock

Cape Charles Harbor

ESO Arts Center, Belle Haven

Chincoteague Center

Eastern Shore

Pony Swim & Auction

Chincoteague Carnival Grounds

November

Music for the Hungry

Holiday Craft Show

Ole Time Small Town 4th of July Party

Oyster Roast

Historic Onancock School

Seaside Park, Wachapreague

ESMC Marlin Tournament Wachapreague

Kid’s Croaker Tournament Wachapreague

August

Chincoteague Center Wachapreague

Mayor’s Ball

Chincoteague Center

Assateague Island Waterfowl Week Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Deborah Waterfowl Show

Clam Slam Festival & Boat Docking Competition

Chincoteague Combined School

Kayaking and Cycling Tour

Oyster Roast

Chic Charter Ladies Tuna Tournament

Town Tree Lighting

Bay Creek Amateur Golf Tournament

Central Green, Painter

Open Studio & Vineyard Tour

Cape Charles Harbor

Eastern Shore

Eastern Shore

Cape Charles Museum

Wachapreague

Bay Creek Resort & Club, Cape Charles

September Decoy & Art Festival Chincoteague Center

Chincoteague

Swine & Wine

Oyster Roast / Steamed Clams / BBQ

Barrier Islands Center, Machipongo

King & Bear Fall Two Man Golf Tournament Bay Creek Resort & Club, Cape Charles

Labor Day Picnic in the Park Cape Charles Central Park

December

Plein Air Painting Event

Old Fashioned Christmas Parade

Eastern Shore 140 Ultra Triathlon

Holiday Sampler Tour

Crabcake Cookoff

Christmas Homes Tour & Music Festival

Assateague / Chincoteague

Main Street, Chincoteague

Cape Charles

Cape Charles

Seaside Park, Wachapreague

October Harvest Festival

Sunset Beach, Kiptopeke

Birding and Wildlife Festival Cape Charles

Onancock

Holiday House Tour

CALENDAR / BLAST OFF!

Blast Off! Experience the Thrill of Immense New Rocket Launches Near Chincoteague

Photo By nasa Bill ingalls

In 2013 NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility near Chincoteague became the site of new space launches that have thrilled space fans around the world. Visitors flock to watch NASA launch huge new Antares rockets and the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE, pronounced like “laddie”), a robotic mission that will orbit the moon to gather detailed information about the lunar atmosphere, conditions near the surface, and environmental influences on lunar dust. These launches rival the past Space Shuttle launches at Florida’s Cape Canaveral for their bone-jarring sound and majesty. You can experience it all from the beach at the nearby Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge or other viewing spots near Chincoteague. For information on launch dates and planning your visit please go to www.esvatourism.org/space.

NASA Visitor Center at Wallops Flight Facility Did you know that NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility is where the U.S space program began? The first research rocket lifted off from the island in 1945. Wallops also put the first female into orbit, a Resus monkey named Miss Sam. She paved the way for Alan Shepard, the first American to visit space. At NASA’s Visitor Center no spacecraft is needed to have an astronaut’s-eye-view of the planets and moon. Among its many entertaining and educational exhibits is the new Science On A Sphere Theatre. A six-foot-diameter globe provides stunning visual effects from real scientific data. The animated sphere seems to float in space, just as an astronaut would see the Earth! Located on Route 175 near Chincoteague, 757-824-2298.

Chincoteague

Grand Illumination

Central Park, Cape Charles

Noel Night

Onancock Wharf and Town Park www.esvatourism.org

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GET OUT

DISCOVER MOTHER NATURE’S PLAYGROUND

PFEIFFER RIDING STABLES Trail Rides, Riding Lessons, Pony Parties, Horse and Pony Camp, Horse Club and much more! Farm Animals on-site.

Our 150 acre waterfront farm is located approximately 1 mile from Cape Charles on Route 184 We accept credit cards. Open year round by appointment weather permitting.

Get Out

22190 Karens Lane, Cape Charles, VA 23310

reservations: 757-331-0828 • www.TrailRideCapeCharles.com

Discover Mother Nature’s Playground You’ve discovered Mother Nature’s playground. The Eastern Shore of Virginia: The longest stretch of natural coastline remaining on the east coast. • Channel your inner “eagle”—no experience needed. How about some kiteboarding and parasailing fun? Contact the Accomack County and Campell Field Airports. • Sunset cruises are a specialty from Cape Charles to Chincoteague. A world away is our chain of deserted islands, and eco-tour guides can take you by boat or kayak. • No fish tales needed when casting here. Charters available in Wachapreague and other seaside/bayside towns. Surf fishing, try Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge beaches. Fishing pier sites include Kiptopeke State Park, Cape Charles, and Saxis. • Birding is the best on our hemispherically crucial migratory flyway. Refuges, parks, and our county roads offer great vantage points. Observe bird banding from mid August–November at Kiptopeke State Park. • Hike/bike nature trails at Chincoteague and Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuges, Kiptopeke State Park or quiet Seaside Road that runs up our 70 mile peninsula. • Hands on, feet wet education equals fun for kids, teens, families, and adults while staying at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station brand new campus. Explore marine and coastal environments by boat/kayak excursions, birding, biking, photography workshops and more.

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BEACHY KEEN

KICK BACK ON SERENE SANDS

Beachy Keen

Kick Back on Serene Sands SEASIDE

Explore Nature's Pristine & Private Places on Virginia's Eastern Shore and Barrier Islands

Broadwater Bay Eco-tours Shelling, Birding, Dolphin Watching & Custom EcoTours 1/2 & Full Day Beach Drop-offs

757-442-4363 757-710-0568 cell barrier@intercom.net www.broadwaterbayecotours.com Revel in our relaxed beauty tucked between the Chesapeake Bay & the Atlantic Ocean.

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Assateague Island is the only seaside beach accessible by land on the Eastern Shore. 14,000 acres of untouched beauty, it’s the one stop shopping for outdoor fun including 10 miles of natural beach, bird watching, kayaking, biking and surf fishing. Interpretive centers and the 1867 Assateague Lighthouse add to this amazing experience. Meet its most famous residents—the wild Chincoteague Ponies. A gull’s cry away is Chincoteague Island, a nostalgia-sweet resort. 757-336-6161 • www.chincoteaguechamber.com Seaside Barrier Islands In a hectic world the Eastern Shore’s 60-mile-long chain of barrier islands are almost mystical in their isolation. No houses, fewer humans, it’s easy to lose yourself in this water-meets-sky world. You can get there from here, but only with a professional eco-tour guide who provides unique adventures in the rarest of settings while protecting this fragile environment. Take a boat tour and on deserted beaches find your own Castaway experience—only better! (See listings) 757-787-8268 • www.esvatourism.org BAYSIDE

www.esvatourism.org Your Home for Kayaking, Kiteboarding, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Hang Gliding & More from the Tip to the Top of the Eastern Shore!

www.SouthEastExpeditions.com

–World Famous Kayak/Winery Tour–

Visit one of our 3 store locations, or give us a call to start planning your adventure today! CHINCOTEAGUE ONANCOCK SUNSET BEACH Chincoteague, VA Onancock, VA Cape Charles, VA 757-52-KAYAK 757-354-4FUN 757-331-2680 24

Tangier Island Smack dab in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, this authentic working watermen’s island’s best kept secret is its secluded beaches. Walk, bike, ride or take a Tangier taxi—golf cart—to share the surf with the shore birds, hunt for Native American arrowheads or experience an unforgettable island sunrise or sunset. Tangier Island is a true getaway, the only way to get here is by ferry boat or small plane. 757-891-2374 • www.tangierhistorymuseum.org Cape Charles Beach Near the southern end of the Eastern Shore, relax on this friendly, small town beach, along the calm waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Complete with gingerbread gazebo and fishing pier all within steps of the historic downtown. Come sundown, grab a seat on the sands and watch the sun kiss the bay good night. 757-787-8268 • www.esvatourism.org Kiptopeke State Park Nature rules at this beautiful beach. Peaceful waters are perfect for small children. Utilize a boat launch, fishing pier—or surf fish right off the beach. Picnic and excellent camping facilities combine with walking/biking trails that allow exploration of scenic maritime forests and dunes. Pets allowed on leash. 800-933-PARK • 757-331-2267 • www.dcr.virginia.gov/parks/kiptopek.htm

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BOUTIQUE WINERIES AWAIT YOUR TASTING ADVENTURE

SHORE WINE TRAIL

2nd Largest antique MaLL in Virginia

35,000 Square Feet • 200 Shops Under One Roof

Shore Art

Furniture • Jewelry • Vintage Items • Decorative Arts Christmas Shoppe • Pets Welcome/Pet Walk Camper Friendly

On this pastoral peninsula, art reflects the beauty of life lived between the waters.

Blue Crow Antique MAll

Whether it’s a painting of a bay sunset, the salty tradition of decoy carving, or ancient trees turned to art, the Eastern Shore’s splendor nurtures nationally acclaimed artists and artisans. Discover them in main street galleries, local festivals and art strolls. Delight too, in performing arts brought to a historic theater and thriving in a community playhouse.

Artisan Guild – Eastern Shore of Virginia • esartisansguild.org ARTS ENTER Palace Theatre • artsentercapecharles.org      Arts Council of the Eastern Shore • acesva.org Chincoteague Cultural Alliance • chincoteagueculturalalliance.org

Open 7 Days a Week Mon. - Sat. 10-5 Sun. 12-5

(757) 442-4150

32124 Lankford Hwy. Rt. 13 • Keller, VA 23401 bluecrow@intercom.net bluecrowantiquemall.com Chincoteague Decoy Carvers and Artists Assoc. • 800-388-6759 ESO Arts Center • esoartscenter.org Eastern Shore Art League • easternshoreartleague.org North Street Playhouse • northstreetplayhouse.org

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Wineries Await Your Tasting Adventure Photo Supplied By Chatham Vineyards

Chatham Vineyards

country’s only Kayak Winery Tour through Southeast

On the southern end of the Shore just north of Eastville, you’ll find estate grown wines that have garnered multiple awards. Set at the Federal Period home of Chatham on land first patented in 1640, the winery is now planted with more than twenty acres of French Vinifera. Perched on the fair shores of Church Creek it is home to the

Expeditions. Tours/Tastings. June-August open daily. Remainder of the year: Open Thurs-Mon 10-5. Sun 12–5. Closed Tues & Wed 757-678-5588 chathamvineyards.com

Bloxom Winery In 2004, Robert and Francesca opened one of the

Shore’s first wineries on a scenic Victorian-era farm. Found on the northern end of the peninsula north of Parksley, the beautiful Mediterranean-style tasting and dining room allows visitors to savor the “fruits” of their labor inside and out. A great complement to the wines is Francesca’s pizza baked fresh in their wood-fired oven. Call for hours 757-665-5670 • bloxomwinery.com www.esvatourism.org

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PLACES TO VISIT

SHORE HIGHLIGHTS

ces to V isit P laShore Highlights Attractions CAPE CHARLES BY THE BAY

Cape Charles, VA 23310 www.capecharlesbythebay.com capecharlesbythebay@gmail.com

CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL PO Box 111 Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-2960 www.cbbt.com

EASTERN SHORE RAILWAY MUSEUM

18468 Dunne Ave Parksley, VA 23421 757-665-7245 www.easternshorerailwaymuseum.org

Artisans / Galleries ISLAND ARTS

6196 Maddox Boulevard Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-5856 • 757-894-1953

STAGE DOOR GALLERY/HISTORIC PALACE THEATRE 301 Mason Avenue, P.O. Box 226 Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-3669 • 757-331-2787 www.stagedoorgallery.com www.artsentercapecharles.org

Chambers of Commerce/Towns CHINCOTEAGUE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

6733 Maddox Boulevard Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-6161 www.chincoteaguechamber.com

EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 19056 Parkway, PO Box 460 Melfa, VA 23410 757-787-2460 www.esvachamber.org

NORTHHAMPTON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

16429A Courthouse Road, PO Box 475 Eastville, VA 23347 757-678-0010 www.northamptoncountychamber.com

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TOWN OF ONANCOCK 15 North Street Onancock, VA 23417 www.onancock.com

TOWN OF PARKSLEY PO Box 135 Parksley, VA 23421 757-665-6271

TOWN OF WACHAPREAGUE PO Box 242 Wachapreague, VA 23480 757-787-7117 wactown@verizon.net www.wachapreague.org

Dining CAPE CHARLES COFFEE HOUSE & RESTAURANT

241 Mason Avenue Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-1880 www.thecapecharlescoffeehouse.com

GREAT MACHIPONGO CLAM SHACK

6468 Lankford Highway, Route 13 Nassawadox, VA 23413 757-442-3800 www.greatclams.com www.TheGreatMachipongoClamShack.com

STING-RAY’S RESTAURANT

26507 Lankford Highway Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-1541 (Restaurant) 757-331-2505 (Store) www.sting-raysrestaurant.com

Eco Tours • Charter Boats Scenic Cruises • Bike Rentals • Services BROADWATER BAY ECOTOURS

6035 Killmon Point Road Exmore, VA 23350 757-442-4363 • 757-710-0568 (Cell) www.broadwaterbayecotours.com

CHINCOTEAGUE BAY FIELD STATION 34001 Mill Dam Road Wallops Island, VA 23337 757-824-5636 www.cbfieldstation.org info@cbfieldstation.org

EASTERN SHORE ADVENTURES CAPTAIN BUDDY VAUGHAN

PO Box 2069 Cheriton, VA 23316 757-615-7723 www.easternshoreadventures.com

HISTORIC EASTVILLE INN FOOD & SPIRITS

SOUTHEAST EXPEDITIONS KAYAK TOURS

16422 Courthouse Road Eastville, VA 23347 757-678-5080 eastvilleinn@mail.com www.theeastvilleinn.com

32218 Lankford Highway Cape Charles, VA 23310 (3 Locations!) 757-331-2680 Sunset Beach 757-52-KAYAK Chincoteague 757-354-4FUN Onancock www.southeastexpeditions.com

ISLAND HOUSE RESTAURANT

TANGIER ISLAND CRUISES

17 Atlantic Avenue Wachapreague, VA 23480 757-787-4242 www.theislandhouserestaurant.com

1001 W. Main Street Crisfield, MD 21817 800-863-2338 • 410-968-2338 www.tangierislandcruises.com

MALLARDS RESTAURANT

TANGIER ISLAND ONANCOCK FERRY

2 Market Street Onancock, VA 23417 757-787-8558 Catering 757-787-7321 www.mallardsllc.com

SUNSET BEACH INN AND GRILLE 32246 Lankford Highway Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-4229 www.sunsetbeachinn.com

P. O. Box 64 Tangier, VA 23440 757-891-2505 http://www.tangierferry.com/ tangierferry@gmail.com

Events & Festivals CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL Chincoteague Center

6155 Community Drive Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-894-2334 www.ChincoteagueBlueberryFestival.com

HARBOR FOR THE ARTS FESTIVAL PO Box 226 Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-2787 www.harborforthearts.com

Trail Riding (Horseback Riding) PFEIFER RIDING STABLES

22190 Karen’s Lane Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-0828 www.TrailRideCapeCharles.com

Golf GREAT HOPE GOLF COURSE 8380 Crisfield Highway Westover, MD 21871 800-537-8009 www.GreatHopeGolf.com

Massage Therapy PINDER MASSAGE THERAPY

20441 Market Street Onancock, VA 23417 757-789-7611 • 757-710-6532 www.pindermassage.massagetherapy.com

Conference Center Retreat THE CHINCOTEAGUE CENTER

6155 Community Drive Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-0614 www.ChincoteagueCenter.com

Gourmet & Specialty Food Shops BLUE CRAB BAY CO.

Off Rt. 13 29368 Atlantic Drive Melfa, VA 23410 757-787-3602 • 800-221-2722 www.bluecrabbay.com

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SHORE HIGHLIGHTS

DRIZZLES

16 Strawberry Street Cape Charles, VA 23310 321-747-3042 www.DrizzlesOlives.com

GULL HUMMOCK GOURMET & WINE 115 Mason Avenue Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-1500 • Fax 757-678-9068

HOOK U UP GOURMET

227 Mason Ave Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-2275

Specialty & Antique Shops BLUE CROW ANTIQUE MALL

32124 Lankford Highway, Rt. 13 Keller, VA 23401 757-442-4150 bluecrow@intercom.net www.bluecrowantiquemall.com

PERIWINKLES – A UNIQUE CONSIGNMENT SHOP 12 Strawberry Street Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-678-2481 www.periwinklesva.com

SHORE IMAGINATION

205 Mason Avenue Cape Charles, Va. 23310 757-695-7777 www.shoreimagination.com lynn@shoreimagination.com

PLACES TO VISIT

Summer Camp VIRGINIA SPACE FLIGHT ACADEMY P.O. Box 188 Atlantic, VA 23303 757-824-3800: Office 757-894-1701: Greg Armstrong Ed@vaspaceflightacademy.org www.VaSpaceFlightAcademy.org

YMCA CAMP SILVER BEACH

6272 YMCA Lane, P.O. Box 69 Jamesville, VA 23398 757-442-4634 877-231-2012 • Fax 757-442-4786 info@campsilverbeach.org www.campsilverbeach.org

Tackle/Fishing

DID YOU KNOW? Legend claims that the Chincoteague Ponies are the descendents of wild mustangs that swam ashore after a Spanish galleon sank off the coast in the 1600s. Others say that early European settlers turned their herds loose to graze tax-free and later escaped. Either way, the wild Chincoteague Ponies have earned the affection of millions worldwide.

TRIDENT TACKLE

17 Atlantic Avenue Wachapreague, VA 23480 757-789-3222

Wineries BLOXOM WINERY

26130 Mason Road Bloxom, VA 23308 757-665-5670 www.bloxomwinery.com

CHATHAM VINEYARDS

9232 Chatham Road Machipongo, VA 23405 757-678-5588 info@chathamvineyards.com www.ChathamVineyards.net

Author Marguerite Henry penned her beloved children’s classic Misty of Chincoteague in 1947. Its popularity spawned a 1961 Hollywood movie, Misty, that was filmed in Chincoteague and featured many island residents. Today, visitors in search of Misty can visit Miss Molly’s Inn on Main Street to see where Henry dreamed up the pony story. You can also see where Misty once frolicked at the Beebe Ranch, and at the downtown Island Theater where Misty once strolled the aisles. Misty and her foal, Stormy, are preserved at the Museum of Chincoteague Island. A bronze statue at the town’s Waterfront Park commemorates the pony that put this delightful island on the map.

It’s Shore Imagination!!!

Eastern Shore of Virginia Realty, is a full service real estate company in the heart of the waterfront historic town of Cape Charles on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. We offer personalized attention to your real estate experience. One of our real estate professionals can help you find the property that suits your imagination. Waterfront, water view, boating access, lots, land, homes & farms. The shore has a place for everyone to enjoy Its Shore Imagination.

EasternShore

205 Mason Ave. Cape Charles, VA 23310 www.esvarealty.com

of VA REALT Y

757.331.4661 www.esvatourism.org

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ACCOMMODATIONS

PLACES TO STAY

s n o i t a d o m m o c Ac Places to Stay Hotels & Resorts CAPE CHARLES

RITTENHOUSE MOTOR LODGE

23054 Lankford Highway Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-2768 www.rittenhousemotorlodge.com

SUNSET BEACH INN

32246 Lankford Highway Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-1776 • 800-899-4786 www.SunsetBeachInn.com

CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND AMERICA’S BEST VALUE INN & SUITES 6151 Maddox Boulevard Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-6562

ASSATEAGUE INN

6570 Coach’s Lane Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-3738 www.assateague-inn.com

BEST WESTERN PLUS - CHINCOTEAGUE 7105 Maddox Boulevard Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-6557 • 800-553-6117 www.chincoteague-hotel.com

CHINCOTEAGUE INN

Maddox Boulevard & 4417 Deep Hole Road Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-6415 • 877-222-8799 Fax 757-336-3244 www.ChincoteagueInn.com

COMFORT SUITES

7020 Maddox Boulevard Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-1900 www.DaysInnOnTheIsland.com

DOVE WINDS

7023 Maddox Boulevard Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-5667 www.DoveWinds.com dovewinds@verizon.net

EASTERN SHORE RETREATS

6759-A Maddox Boulevard Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-1088 www.chincoteague.com/esretreats Easternshoreretreats@verizon.net

3913 Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-0043 www.fairfieldchincoteague.com

HOLIDAY COTTAGES

6113 Taylor Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-6256 www.holidaycottageschinco.com

ISLAND RESORT

4195 Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-3700 www.chincoteaguecomfortsuites.com

DAYS INN

FAIRFIELD INN

4391 Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-3141 • Fax 757-336-1483 reservations@islandmotorinnresort.com www.IslandMotorInnResort.com

REFUGE INN

7058 Maddox Boulevard Chincoteague, VA 23336 757-336-5511 • 888-831-0900 www.refugeinn.com

RODEWAY INN

6273 Maddox Boulevard Chincoteague, VA 23336 757-336-6565 www.ChincoteagueQuality.com

SEA SHELL MOTEL

3720 Willow Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-6589 www.seashellmotel.org

WATERSIDE INN

3761 S. Main Street, PO Box 347 Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 877-870-3434 www.WatersideInn.biz

EXMORE BEST WESTERN-EASTERN SHORE INN 2543 Lankford Highway Exmore, VA 23350 757-442-7378 www.easternshoreinn.com

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES - EXMORE 3446 Lankford Highway, PO Box 554 Exmore, VA 23350 757-442-5522

WACHAPREAGUE WACHAPREAGUE INN

1 Main Street, PO Box 256 Wachapreague, VA 23480 757-787-2105 www.wachapreagueinn.com wachapreagueinn@mail.com

Campgrounds / Cottage Rentals CAPE CHARLES BAY CREEK VACATION RENTALS 3335 Stone Road Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-8750 • 888-422-9275 www.baycreekresort.com vacations@baycreek.net

CAPE CHARLES VACATION RENTALS 7 Strawberry Street Cape Charles, VA 23310 800-421-1481 www.rentalsincapecharles.com

Stay here for viewing of the Rocket Launches FAmily Fun EvEnts-thEmEd WEEkEnds thRoughout ouR sEAson

Waterfront sights including premium bayfront or water-view Large pull-thrus both shaded and unshaded • Awning to awning buddy sites Primitive waterfront sites • Minutes from Chincoteague & Assateague Island • Big rig friendly

FREE WiRElEss intERnEt • 50 Amp pull-thRus • nEW bAth housE 8107 Tall Pines Lane Temperanceville, VA 23442 • (757) 824-0777 www.tallpinesharbor.com • reservations@tallpinesharbor.com

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PLACES TO STAY

EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA REALTY 205 Mason Avenue Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-4661 • 757-331-1312 team@esvarealty.com www.ESVARealty.com

CHERITON CHERRYSTONE CAMPGROUND PO Box 545 Cheriton, VA 23316 757-331-3063 www.cherrystoneva.com

CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND CHINCOTEAGUE RESORT REALTY 6426 Maddox Boulevard Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 800-668-7836 • 757-336-3100 www.chicoteagueresort.com

EASTERN SHORE RETREATS

6759-A Maddox Boulevard Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-1088 www.chincoteague.com/esretreats

HOLIDAY COTTAGES

6113 Taylor Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-6256 www.holidaycottageschinco.com

TOM’S COVE PARK

8128 Beebe Road Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-6498 tomscovepark@verizon.net www.tomscovepark.com

EASTVILLE SMITHS BEACH BAY VIEW COTTAGE - SMITHS BEACH PO Box 511 Jonesville, VA 24263 276-346-3677 bayview3@verizon.net

TEMPERANCEVILLE TALL PINES HARBOR CAMPGROUND 8107 Tall Pines Lane Temperanceville, VA 23442 757-824-0777 www.tallpinesharbor.com reservations@tallpinesharbor.com

Bed & Breakfasts BELLE HAVEN BAY VIEW WATERFRONT BED & BREAKFAST

35350 Copes Drive Belle Haven, VA 23306 800-442-6966 • 757-442-6963 waynebrowning@verizon.net

CAPE CHARLES BAY HAVEN INN OF CAPE CHARLES 403 Tazewell Avenue Cape Charles, VA 23310

757-331-2838 www.BayHavenInnbnb.com info@BayHavenInnbnb.com

THE BAYWOOD BED & BREAKFAST 31400 Latimers Bluff Road Cape Charles, VA 23310 269-209-4406 www.thebaywood.com

ACCOMMODATIONS

BEST WESTERN PLUS Chincoteague Island

CAPE CHARLES BED & BREAKFAST ASSOCIATION www.CapeCharlesBNB.com

CAPE CHARLES HOUSE B&B

645 Tazewell Avenue Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-4920 www.capecharleshouse.com stay@capecharleshouse.com

CHESAPEAKE BAY VIEW BED & BREAKFAST

212 Bay Avenue Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-2087 www.chesapeakebayview.com chesapeakebayviewbb@gmail.com

EASTERN SHORE BED & BREAKFAST ASSOCIATION www.coastalvirginiabnb.com

FIG STREET INN

711 Tazewell Avenue Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-3133 • 855-331-3133 www.figstreetinn.com info@figstreetinn.com

SEA GATE, A BED AND BREAKFAST

Closest Accommodations to the Beach & Refuge Winner of Best Western’s Top Award of 2013.

9 Tazewell Avenue Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-2206 sea_gate@verizon.net www.seagatebb.com

CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND

“Elegance At Nature’s Door”

CHANNEL BASS INN & TEA ROOM 6228 Church Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-6148 • 800-249-0818 www.channelbassinn.com

NEW CHURCH THE GARDEN & THE SEA INN

4188 Nelson Road PO Box 275 757-894-9097 innkeeper@gardenandseainn.com www.gardenandseainn.com

ONANCOCK 1882 COLONIAL MANOR INN 84 Market Street Onancock, VA 23417 757-787-3521 www.colonialmanorinn.com

THE INN AT ONANCOCK

30 North Street Onancock, VA 23417 757-789-7711 www.innatonancock.com info@innatonancock.com

Multiple Award Winning Hotel • Winner of Chairman’s Award Perfect Inspection Score • Free Broadband Wireless Internet Free Hot Deluxe Breakfast • Beach Gear Rentals

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Chincoteague Island

7105 Maddox Blvd. Chincoteague Island Virginia 23336 757.336.6557 1.800.553.6117 | www.chincoteague-hotel.com Each Best Western© branded hotel is independently owned and operated. ©2012 Best Western International, Inc. All rights reserved.

www.esvatourism.org

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MAP

POINTS OF INTEREST & DIRECTIONS

RE O H S N R E T S A E in ia o f V irg

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New York Pittsburgh Baltimore Washington DC Richmond Norfolk

Philadelphia Dover Eastern Shore of Virginia

Raleigh

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300 miles

POINTS OF INTEREST 1 Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge/ Assateague Island National Seashore 2 Assateague Lighthouse 3 Chincoteague Island Museum 4 NASA/Wallops Visitor Center 5 Eastern Shore Railway Museum 6 Ker Place Museum 7 Barrier Islands Center 8 Custis’ Tombs 9 Kiptopeke State Park 10 Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge 11 Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel 12 Cape Charles Museum & Cape Charles Beach

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DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH, after crossing the Delaware Memorial Bridge on I-295, continue on to I-95 (Delaware Turnpike) to exit 4A for Route 1 South. Continue to exit 97, an expressway connection to Route 13—turn south. Continue on US 13 to the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

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FROM THE SOUTH, take Route 13 North and cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel from the Norfolk-Virginia Beach area. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel connects Route 13 in Virginia Beach to Route 13 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

You’ll Love Our Nature

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Fun For the Whole Family

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS Assateague National Seashore Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge Surf Fishing • Bay Flounder Fishing Ocean Beaches • Bird Watching Oyster Museum • Miniature Golf Tennis Courts and more!

CAMPING AT ITS BEST Fishing and Crabbing Piers Boat Ramp and Marina Playground for the Kids Clubhouse with Video Games and Pool Tables Large Country Store Cable Television on Selected Sites Seasonal Sites Available 30x60 Swimming Pool

8128 Beebe Rd. Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757.336.6498 www.tomscovepark.com tomscovepark@verizon.net

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ChinCoteague island’s all Waterfront resort Waterfront Balconies, Best View On Island, Health/Fitness Center, Indoor & Outdoor Pools, Conference/ Hospitality Room, Continental Breakfast Five Minutes To National Wildlife Refuge Assateague National Seashore, NASA/ Wallops Island

ResoRt OPEN YEAR ROUND

ON CHINCOTEAGUE BAY • 4391 MAIN STREET

(757) 336-3141 • Fax (757) 336-1483 www.islandmotorinn.com • reservations@islandmotorinnresort.com ESVG14_PAGE LAYOUT DU.indd 32

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