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Assateague Island National Seashore

Address: 7206 National Seashore la, Berlin, MD 21811
Phone Number: 410-641-1441
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Ranked #17 of 603 Activities in Maryland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Biking, Camping, Fishing, Swimming
Owner description: One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.
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Type: Beaches, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Biking, Camping, Fishing, Swimming
Owner description: One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.
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Hyattsville, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Every August my husband and I take our grandson, now age 7, tent camping to this wonderful, natural seashore. We spend all day at the beach (my husband being a body surfer from San Diego) where Henry makes friends with other kids, builds sand castles, and looks for shells. We ride our bikes, participate in some onsite activities, and occasionally... More 

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Cumberland, Maryland
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

During the "off season" the odds of seeing ponies up close are much improved. Our visit on New Years Day resulted in viewing 14 different ponies. The visitor center-----which is before you reach the fee area---is well worth a stop and the rangers are very helpful.

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New Jersey
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I visited Assateague Island National Seashore in December and it was wonderful. It was very cool seeing the wild horses and the beach was very nice. Also, I really enjoyed walking on the trails. I would definitely visit here if you are in the area.

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Delmont, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This time the horses were not out on the marsh, but roadside which pleased my four year old. The personnel at the park were informative and took time to show myself and daughter some of the exhibits first hand.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We visited this location 3 different times over the week. We were able to drive slowly without backing up traffic allowing us to observe the wild ponies, deer and numerous waterfowl.

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York, PA
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20 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I always drive out to Assateague Island to see the ponies when we are in Ocean City. There is a road you can drive on to see the wildlife and the ponies. It is just a nice way to spend a couple of hours. You come to a ranger booth and turn around if you don't want to pay a... More 

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Buffalo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I camped at the seashore in May of this year. This was a great time to go. The weather was warm, the mosquitoes were not out in droves yet, and island is narrow so it's a short walk to either the marsh or the beach. I hiked around the first day but did not go to the interior. If you... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Although it was cold and windy, we were able to drive along the roads and were greeted by ponies as we drove into the Park. We heeded the warnings and stayed in the car without opening the windows, but it was great fun to see them next to the car, and along a raised boardwalk high above them. The deer... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Our Christian Service Brigade Battalion boys group camped at Assateague. Nice beach, clean and improved facilities. Group camp-sites are decent. Fire-rings good. Played games on the beach, hiked 2 of the nature trails, did a polar bear swim, and overall had a good time. Weather not too bad, cold but not unbearable.

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I came here to finish up seeing the National Parks of Maryland, and Assateague was a fine way to cap them off. The beaches are gorgeous and very well maintained. The facilities were very good for them too. The visitor center at the north end of the island had a lot of good information about the history of the island... More 

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