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Assateague Island National Seashore
Based on 317 traveler reviews
Dec 18, 2014 by: jjc7111 from Delmont, New Jersey
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.
Avoid the crowds. Beautiful in the winter.
Dec 17, 2014 by: John K from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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.
Take a Ride and See the Ponies
Dec 09, 2014 by: amsirius from York, PA
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 fee. It is good for a couple of laughs, just drive slow and which out because they can be in the road.
Solo Camping Trip
Dec 08, 2014 by: Lucyboo2 from Buffalo
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 are ardent hikers, you might want to consider a pass for that. There are ponies wandering around, but I suspect the "herd" stays farther into the interior away from the crowds. Although a fellow camper out to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night told me I had a pony sleeping right next to my tent in the middle of the night. There were plenty of nice places to sketch and get great photographs. The biggest drawback was having to take cold showers, no hot water. I hear the State Park does have hot showers and you can drive over there and pay for a shower. I didn't mind the cold showers too much. Most important for me was that I felt safe being on a solo trip. The park is well policed with plenty of rangers around should you need them. I liked being on the marsh side. It was quiet. The beach side is more crowded and I'm not sure I'd be crazy about tramping sand in and out of my tent all the time. It was beautiful there and most campsites were occupied but I went during the week so it was mostly adults and couples. Lots of RVs. Some tents too though. I heard the previous weekend was loaded with family activity. I was glad to avoid that but also glad it was not deserted. I met many very nice fellow campers. You can't beat people who love the outdoors. I would definitely go back.
Assateague Island, Loved the Wild Ponies/Horses
Nov 30, 2014 by: RealtorBarb from Montville, New Jersey
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 were near the road, too. The dunes and beach were well kept. As a National Seashore, part of the National Parks, seniors get in free with the card that we have used all across the country at National Parks, an excellent deal.
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