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10 places in the U.S. where bikes and boats rule

By: Laura Moss on Oct. 12, 2011, 12:51 p.m.
Tangier Island

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Tangier Island, Va.

There are few cars — but plenty of golf carts — on this 3-mile-long island in the Chesapeake Bay. Boating, biking, crabbing and kayaking are popular activities. Tangier Island truly feels like a world unto itself because of its isolated locale and its history. British forces used it as a staging ground during the War of 1812, and the island’s residents speak with a distinctive Cockney accent.