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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
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Owner description: Uncrowded wildlife refuge managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

I was impressed by this Wildlife Refuge. They really had it down. We biked along the bike path across the Assateague Channel safely away from the automobile traffic almost directly onto the Wildlife Loop. The bike paths were so easy for children and grownups to navigate and ride (being mostly flat). The terrain was interesting enough with the stop off by beach off the Wildlife Loop. It was so nice to see the "wild" ponies off the Woodland Trail and by the Lighthouse. The kids loved climbing the lighthouse. It was a treat to be able to have such a view. When the weather was drizzly, the Visitor Center was interactive and interesting enough for all of our kids 5-10yo. I was impressed by the number of interactive stations they had and how creative they were. It was nice to watch a short film on the local wildlife, too.

Thank Stamza8
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

I took a full day to walk and drive the trails. This is a favorit destination. I recomment stopping at the vistitors Center for a chat and a map. There are several different habbitats for birding and wildlife. Woodlands, Marsh, Grasslands and Beach. The famous Delmarva Fox Squrriel was seen on several occasions as well as Sitka Deer. The birds were plentiful and the beauty and quite a treasure. Being off season it was not too crowded this was a plus.

Thank Tetonted1995
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

The beauty of the marshes and the birds and wildlife that inhabit this area is astounding. There are hiking/biking trails, clean beaches, ponies, eagle's nests, deer, wildfowl, a lighthouse and much more to explore. We would highly recommend this park to couples and families alike.

Thank BeckyZ1
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

The lighthouse was very interesting. The beaches are beautiful and clean. I thought the price for entrance was very reasonable.

Thank Merrilea G
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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

This park belongs to all American taxpayers. The staff at the park are friendly, extremely knowledgeable & happy to interact with visitors. Wildlife/bird watching is excellent. There are beautiful gently sloping beaches and untold miles of hiking/biking trails. This fabulous park offers many activities to all interested visitors. The welcome center is loaded with exhibits,explanations of what to expect, demonstrations& a wealth of information. Staff is there to guide your visit & answer questions, & insure your safety while enjoying the park. This is another of America’s incomparable resources set aside to preserve the habitat, animals who live there & for us to take away new understanding of our place in nature. Come see this exceptional place .... it belongs to all of us

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