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Apr 5th, 2011, 03:31 PM
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We spent a week on Chincoteague Island on the Chesapeake eastern shore last August. We had a blast. It was on the warm side, but not bad. The island gets ocean breezes, which helps. I wouldn't call the humidity there low, but it wasn't too bad (and this from a Californian - as a group, we don't "do" humidity).
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Apr 5th, 2011, 06:22 PM
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november_moon has a great trip report on this board. Read it before you eliminate Chincoteague. They had a great trip. I'd like to follow in her footsteps.

My only concern with NH or Maine is that it's just SO far to drive. But if you don't mind, I think either/both would be great. A few years ago we flew into Boston and drove up the coast of Maine. LOVED stopping at the lobster barns (barns? Is that the right word?) Loved driving through Kennebunkport and LOVED Acadia National Park. We actually went on into Nova Scotia and to Prince Edward Island. I enjoyed the Anne of Green Gables books and really liked PEI and stopping at the tiny Lucy Maud Montgomery sites around the island. Anyway, that's a lot of driving but you could see a lot. Maybe go up through Maine and return through New Hampshire? Anyway, just a thought. We went in July and the weather was nice - warm during the day and sweater weather at night.
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Apr 6th, 2011, 08:07 AM
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Thanks starrs We did have a wonderful trip. And today I happen to be wearing a necklace that I bought at a little shop in Chincoteague - every time I wear it, I remember our trip fondly.
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Apr 6th, 2011, 01:20 PM
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starrs, my drive is okay. I'm planning 2 weeks sit in one rental to get a discount. 1 week travel time. So I'm for sure going east coast and do 2-days Wash DC. Never been and it's 9 hours from home. Maybe in 2 more Wash DC days on way back. There is so much to do there. Staying in Chincoteague, can you stay near restaurants, music or anything like that. We like be 5 - 10 minute drive at most.
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Apr 6th, 2011, 01:23 PM
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To "dfrostnh", if your still online. I can't find anything in Canterbury NH. Is that the city to stay or is there a nearby city to look for vacation rentals. I love the idea of the festivals.
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Apr 6th, 2011, 02:02 PM
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Ronga, the hottest vaStaying in Chincoteague, can you stay near restaurants, music or anything like that. We like be 5 - 10 minute drive at mostcation weather I've ever experienced was DC in summer. There IS so much to do there, but maybe you could mix 2 days in DC on the way up and then 2 days in Chincoteague on the way back. I've never been to Chinc, but always wanted to and after november_moon's trip report REALLY really want to go.

Hey, november_moon! Here's a question for ya
"Staying in Chincoteague, can you stay near restaurants, music or anything like that. We like be 5 - 10 minute drive at most"
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Apr 6th, 2011, 03:21 PM
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Nothing in Chincoteague is more than 5 minutes from anything else The island isn't very big. If you pull up a map of Chincoteague, you will see Madox and Main streets - these are the main drags where most of the restaurants are. There are also motels and B&Bs on these streets. We had a vacation rental in a neighorhood a couple blocks off Main.

The beach is on the far side of Assateague Island, which is across a short bridge from Chincoteague - and even that isn't very far.

I will top my trip report for you. The first few days we were in DC, then we went to Chincoteague. I don't have any music venue recommendations - our friends were with us and they have a toddler, so that pretty much eliminates the nightlife - LOL. There was a frog out by the pool that sang to us, so I guess that counts.
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Apr 6th, 2011, 06:08 PM
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I haven't read all the replies but I noticed that you are traveling with dogs. One of the Assateague beaches in MD allows dogs on the beach but I can't remember whether it's the state park beach or the national park beach.
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