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Ways to Get Outside this Winter
It's getting cool on Virginia's Eastern Shore but that doesn't mean you should stay cooped up inside all winter. We've rounded up some of our favorite ways to get outside and stay active this winter.
Hiking the local beaches is a popular activity in the warmer months, but there's just something we love about the beaches during the winter. This is a great time for hiking and beachcombing with minimal crowds around some of Virginia Eastern Shore Tourism's favorite local beaches.
Seeing the Ponies
People love to head out to see the wild ponies of Assateague during the annual Pony Swim each summer. But winter is also a great time to visit the ponies when you'll find brisk, cool weather and fewer crowds. Check out this blog post from one of our favorite B&Bs, Miss Molly's Inn, about exactly where you can find the northern and southern pony herds during the winter months.
Not all birds fly south for the winter, and the cooler months can be a great time to go birding around Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Check out their list of recent bird sightings to get an idea of the species you may glimpse on your next trip.
If you haven't winterized and stored your boat for the winter, this is a great time to head out fishing. Check out our blog post about where you can find striped bass during peak season around the waters of Captain's Cove.
Chincoteague is a popular spot for winter waterfowl hunting. Assateague and Chincoteague Islands are located within the 'Atlantic Flyway' migration route and they are popular wintering spots for a large variety of species. Learn more here about winter hunting and some of the best Chincoteague guides to help you with a successful hunting trip.