Lighthouse Trail - Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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Chincoteague Island is perhaps the most beautiful island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The population was 2,941 at the 2010 census. The town is perhaps best known for the Chincoteague Ponies, although these are not actually on the island of Chincoteague but on nearby Assateague Island. These ponies and the annual Pony Penning Day are the subject of Marguerite Henry's 1947 children's book Misty of Chincoteague. This was made into the 1961 family film Misty, which was filmed on location.