The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is your gateway to Virginia’s Eastern Shore, a 70-mile long peninsula framed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay.
Scenic aquatic beauty and slow down pace, along with some enticing recreation choices like bird watching, hang gliding, kayaking, clam digging and a 21st century live rocket launch adventure at Wallops Flight Facility, NASA’s facility for sub-orbital missions, can be found along the Eastern Shore.
This region is home to The Assateague Island National Seashore and The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge where legends lurk about wild ponies, pirates and Spanish shipwrecks. Tiny towns such as Accomack echo 18th and 19th century history in stops like the 1756 courthouse, renowned for its Debtors’ Prison.
Enjoy the fruits of farm and sea, and get out on the water to enjoy the longest undeveloped coastline on the East Coast. Have a close encounter with deer, egrets, water fowl, ponies, a 19th century lighthouse, walking trails and the undeveloped seashores of Assateague Island.
Savor delectable treats from the sea at restaurants both large and off the beaten path. Remember to sample wines from one of three Eastern shore wineries. Enjoy the special hospitality that welcomes guests at resorts, hotels and B&B’s or sleep in a yurt or cabin at Kiptopeke State Park.
The miles of winding scenic roads from the historic railroad town of Cape Charles with its shops and art galleries to the YMCA Camp Silver Beach provide the stage for Bike MS: Virginia’s Ocean to Bay Ride.
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