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Chincoteague: Lighthouses, Wild Ponies and Pirates

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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James from Indianapolis, IN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/10/14
Informal introduction to a unique, down-home community where residents - people and Assateague ponies - live with the rhythms of the seashore, the tidelands and tourism. Learn history and peek into recent pony swims and pennings, dine on local seafood, get close-ups of oyster farming and decoy carving. Pleasant lodging with seacoast beauty just beyond your balcony.

Jude from Bridgewater, VA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
Jude McLaughlin from Bridgewater, VA Dates attended: 9/21-26/14. An outstanding program. Cindy, the coordinator, was organized, flexible, knowledgeable, and very friendly.

Linda from Rochester, NY Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
It was a delightful experience under top-notch leadership. Lots of opportunities to learn new things and great places to enjoy food and company.

James from Lake Frederick, VA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
The program was very enjoyable,the leader was outstanding and knowledgable and the people were great.

Dorothy from Osceola, IN Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 06/01/14 - 06/06/14
If you ever read 'Misty of Chincoteague," this is the Road Scholar for you! It rates in the top 5 of my Road Scholar trips so far. Once again we saw what other vacationers are unable to see. We were so close to the ponies we could almost touch them through the bus windows. Wonderful rooms, marvelous seafood, great presenters and a terrific coordinator. Thank you so much Road Scholar.

Barb from Asheville, NC Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 06/01/14 - 06/06/14
This is my fourth Road Scholar trip and absolutely the best one yet. Wonderful leaders and speakers and the thrill of being so close to the ponies and learning all about the history of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. Wonderful, informative and enjoyable trip. Thanks to everyone at the Museum of Chincoteague for the program.

Dick from Rolling Meadows, IL Number of programs attended: 21
Date attended: 06/01/14 - 06/06/14
If you like wildlife and being on the east coast, this is a complete winner!

Herman from Madison, WI Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
This is a great service to all citizens and especially to Senior Citizens.

David from Grand Bend, ON Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 05/05/13 - 05/10/13
I enjoyed the lovely ocean coast, forests and dunes at Chincoteague Island ,Virginia . The plovers ,ponies and people in this delightful corner of the world will remain in my heart for ever. Dave McClure .

Peter from Exeter, ON Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/21/12 - 10/26/12
Bev and Peter from Ontario Canada Number of programs attended 4 Date attended 10/21/12 - 10/26/12 Great program and very capable leaders. Ponies were the best part but the lectures and demos were first class. Greatly appreciated the first class travel arrangements made- the departure from the Toronto Airport to the Airport in Salibury and the rental car. Top notch service. Thanks everyone.

Kathleen from Sadieville, KY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/21/12 - 10/26/12
Fur, Feathers and Fins! Oh yes, great humans too! But the ponies were the best. Thank you Cindy and Lorraine for a PERFECT program! Put this program on your BUCKET List!

Raymond from Millville, NJ Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 10/21/12 - 10/26/12
This is a fabulous program. Full of fun things to learn and do. Don't sit there any longer. Go register for this program.

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"Original Assateague Lighthouse 1st order Fresnel lens at Museum of Chincoteague Island - Photo: Don Gipe May 2013" Uploaded By: Bill

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"Ponies in the Chincoteague National WildlifeRefuge" Uploaded By: Carole Attended: 09/11/11 - 09/16/11

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
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