Assateague Island National Seashore, Assateague Island

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#1 of 50 in Wildlife in Maryland
Must see · National Park · Nature / Park
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Witness wild ponies running free on 16,720 hectares (41,320 acres) at Assateague Island National Seashore, a portion of Assateague Island run by the National Park Service. Stop in at the visitors center before crossing over into the park. Walk the shores of its famous white sand beaches, take a short hike, swim anywhere on the island, or even go fishing (Maryland fishing license required). While the island hosts a variety of birds, it is most well-known for its free-roaming, wild ponies. These Assateague Island wild ponies wander along the beaches near Chincoteague, Virginia, and Ocean City, Maryland. In addition to participating in recreational activities available on the Island, take a tour to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Our Assateague Island trip builder app makes visiting Assateague Island National Seashore and other Assateague Island attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Within 15 minutes of being in our RV site, 5 wild ponies showed up. My wife has been wanting to see these ponies for over 56 years. She has been following the ponies on Facebook and her favorite... 
    Within 15 minutes of being in our RV site, 5 wild ponies showed up. My wife has been wanting to see these ponies for over 56 years. She has been following the ponies on Facebook and her favorite...  more »
  • This was a bucket list trip and a nice road trip for me and my husband. I've always wanted to see the wild ponies since I read Misty as a kid. While the area is very beautiful and I did see a few... 
    This was a bucket list trip and a nice road trip for me and my husband. I've always wanted to see the wild ponies since I read Misty as a kid. While the area is very beautiful and I did see a few...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful beaches and parks I have been to on the East Coast. The wild horses were right when we parked our car. Please don't let your dog off his/her leash. The horses are protected here. I saw a mother put her children in very difficult positions and by the grace of God didn't get kicked.
  • Saw a group of ponys near a parking lot. But not much else.

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