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Assateague Island National Seashore

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Address: 7206 National Seashore Ln, Assateague Island, MD 21811-2551
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One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.

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Beautiful place to visit

A wonderful place to spend the day. Lovely beach, trails to hike/bike and an abundance of wild life. Two visitor centers with lots of information about the park. And we did get... read more

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Maine
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful place to spend the day. Lovely beach, trails to hike/bike and an abundance of wild life. Two visitor centers with lots of information about the park. And we did get to see a herd of horses with young ones. Don't forget to bring a camera to this place

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We immensely enjoyed our visit to the Assateague National Park. There were ponies to see at several areas of the park, even on the road leading into the park. There are three trails that were recommended by the visitors center. The Marsh Trail was the best and entirely boardwalk so accessible to all.The Dune Trail is the longest and entirely... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was in the wife's bucket list. I'm glad it was. Just nature at its best. Horses are magnificent by themselves but in this setting even more so. Stop at the visitor center before crossing the bridge. Two short films give you some background on the history of the Island which I recommend viewing There is also a short 3/4... More 

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Thank Jim L
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice to ride bikes, saw the wild ponies. The rangers were very helpful in the visitor center, giving us a map of the trails and explaining them. Wear bug spray as I did get bitten up by mosquitoes.

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Thank Sherri S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove down twice while staying in Ocean City to visit here. Both times we saw wild horses. Some were even up right at people's campsites. The next day we saw horses in the road and on the bike path. It was great to see wild ponies so close up. The beach is beautiful here and it is a nice... More 

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Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a spontaneous trip to Maryland to get away from it all, and a very nice Denny's waitress recommended to go to Assategeaue. It was too cold to swim but the weather was perfect to walk along the beach and see some ponies.

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Needham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You need to see this National Park to believe it! Assateague is home to about 300 wild horses, they roam freely around the island... in and around campsites, parking lots, beaches and marshy areas. It's simply beautiful! We stayed on the ocean side which is windier- but free from bugs. The bay side is worth visiting for a gorgeous sunset.

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Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to add much more to what other posters have written here as this is truly beautiful, unspoiled nature. Walking the boardwalks/paths, exploring the beach and checking out the ponies is fun but shouldn't take up a lot of your time as there isn't as much to do here as I originally thought. We've been here several times and always... More 

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New York, NY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife is a huge Misty of Chincoteague fan, so we had to stop by here again. Gorgeous scenery, and the two days we were there, plenty of ponies. Great photo ops. The gift shop is very nice. A very pleasant way to pass a day> bring a picnic and enjoy

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Felton, Delaware
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this beach on a warm day in April while we were camping close by at Fort Whaley. Our first time here, definitely not the last. The beach was so clean and beautiful, and we can't wait to return! Saw a wild pony on the way in. Pretty amazing!

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