Do you enjoy “shunpiking”, exploring an area over lightly traveled country roads and finding undiscovered gems of tiny historic villages and quaint towns? Then we have some great daytrip ideas to complete your family vacation at Chincoteague Island. The Eastern Shore region of Virginia and Maryland is filled with agritourism destinations and historic places the whole family can enjoy.
My Dad was a master shunpiker he would lead us into the wild, going where (it seemed) no one has gone before, without a map, getting us lost but finding most interesting things to do and places to see. Those were adventures that made lasting memories. A daytrip is a chance to make memories your children will have for the rest of their life, memories of happy times, of family fun.
After several days of exploring Chincoteague and Assateague Islands it might be time to take a short trip to one of the area's historic towns and villages, or if you are having so much fun on the island you don’t want to leave maybe on the way home spend a day (or two) topping off your vacation by exploring the Eastern Shore of Virginia or Maryland. You’ll find beautiful natural areas, “undiscovered” small historic towns, wilderness parks, and a region untouched by urban sprawl that’s retained its natural pristine beauty of farmlands, forests and wetlands.
This section features the best daytrips with information about the towns and area, things to do, historic sites, restaurants and places to stay. Chincoteague Island Vacations welcomes your comments and short articles about your experience – we would love to publish your experience on this website. To submit an article click here.