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Assateague Island National Seashore

7206 National Seashore la, Berlin, MD 21811
410-641-1441
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Ranked #11 of 731 Attractions in Maryland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, National Parks
Activities: Camping, Biking, Fishing, Swimming
Description: One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.
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Middletown, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for a few hours one day to see the wild horses and check out the beach. We got there in the late morning/early afternoon. We were very lucky to not run into traffic getting into the park. On the way out we saw a huge line of cars to get into entrance. Plan accordingly - my suggestion... More

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I love visiting Assateague and all the adventures on this island. There are trails to walk and bikes to rent. Every time I come here, something new is seen.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The visitor's center is a must--very informative but not overwhelming. We went into the national park ($15 for a seven day vehicle pass), and did all the trails. The Marsh trail was the easiest, and the Forrest trail now has a great walk-way. The Dunes trail was physically strenuous (and I run a few times per week). There is always... More

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Roswell, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

I am a travel writer who covers National Parks (npplan.com) and I visited Assateague Island National Seashore in September 2014. Assateague Island is a barrier island located off the coast of the Delmarva Peninsula with sections in both Maryland and Virginia. The seashore offers outdoor activities such as swimming and sunbathing, fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, surf sports, and kayaking and... More

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Springfield, Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We visited Chincoteague last year and again this September. We elected to take the hour drive up to Assateague Island to see if we could really encounter the ponies without fences. Yes we did. As soon as we crossed the bridge, you could see one by the road. You are not to stop there so we went on. We took... More

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We just started camping the past spring with a truck camper. Our biggest goal was to camp on the beach. We checked out Assateague last November and loved the location. We were able to book 2 nights in August for mid September. We live in central NJ so it was a breeze traveling the Parkway to exit O and onto... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Quiet, beautiful natural beauty. We relaxed on the beach at the far end of the island. Some of the group went clamming and were able to get about 20 good-sized clams. The ponies were grazing along the road as we were leaving...and they were beautiful. The is a great place to visit when you want to "get away from it... More

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Stopped by the beach for a while great for walking. But the big draw was the wild ponies. They came right up to the car. But don't be fooled, they are wild.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is the only island I know of where you can find wild ponies roaming freely. As a beach lover and horse lover, Assateague's amazing. The beaches are some of the most pristine and beautiful I've ever seen anywhere. I've been here several times throughout the years and always enjoy this place. It was terribly crowded around the Labor Day... More

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Blue Point, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Assateague is a beautiful island. The. horses are magical. We had our dog and the beach is very dog friendly. I can't wait to go back.

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