Assateague Island wild ponies travel the beach near Chincoteague & Ocean City. Assateague’ south entrance is a 1/4 mile east of Chincoteague, its north entrance is eight miles from Ocean City. Chincoteague and Ocean City are gateways to Assateague Island and provide vacation lodging for outdoor recreation, nature tours to see wild ponies and more…
Archive for July, 2010
Chincoteague Island, Virginia’s only resort island, is one of the many and perhaps the most beautiful island that dots Virginia’s Eastern Shore. World famous for its oyster beds and clam shoals, this picturesque island is the gateway to Assateague Island National Seashore. Adventure awaits everywhere as history and legend blend with the wild loveliness of […]
23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia””s first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. Click on the image to view video.
Charles Town is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, West Virginia. Due to its similar name, travelers have sometimes confused this city with the state””s capital, Charleston. Charles Washington, the founder of Charles Town, was born in Hunting Creek, now Fairfax County, Virginia. Click on the image to view video.
State Park acquisition, ultimately involving over 300 parcels, began after hurricane “Diane” destroyed 75 homes in 1955. Early vision of the park was to create a “Hammonasset” type sand beach backed by parking lots on filled wetlands. The present master plan seeks to return the site to its historic past of interior tidal wetlands separated […]
A visit to this quaint, historic community, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, is like stepping into the past. Stroll the picturesque streets, visit exhibits and museums, or hike trails and battlefields. There’s a wide variety of experiences for visitors of all ages, so come and discover Harpers Ferry. Click on the […]
“Hammonasset” means, “where we dig holes in the ground” and refers to the place where a settlement of eastern woodland Indians farmed along the Hammonasset River. A visit to Hammonasset Beach State Park, is more than just another day at the beach. Connecticut””s largest shoreline park offers over 2 miles of beach to enjoy swimming, […]
The Submarine Force Museum, located on the Thames River in Groton, Connecticut, maintains the world”s finest collection of submarine artifacts. It is the only submarine museum operated by the US Navy, and as such is the primary repository for artifacts, documents and photographs relating to US Submarine Force history. The museum traces the development of […]
Mystic is a popular tourist destination because of Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, the touristy shopping downtown, and its maritime heritage. It is home to many marinas, historic ship-captain”s homes, galleries, and traditional boats offering day-sails. Mystic is also near Foxwoods Casino. Click on the image to view video.
Narragansett is in South County, Rhode Island. It includes the beach villages of Galilee, Scarborough, Point Judith, and Bonnet Shores. Families and students enjoy Narragansett especially in the summer because beaches are so close! After spending all day in the sun, there are many restaurants to sit down, relax, have some drinks, and eat some […]