Assateague Island (With Ponies!)

Melissa and I are spending the Labor Day weekend on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia. Today we went to the northern part of Assateague Island National Seashore. In the past we’ve gone to Chincoteague on the Virginia side and entered Assateague Island there. This time we entered the National Seashore at the northern entrance near Ocean City, Maryland, for a bit of a different experience, though we’ll probably be visiting Chincoteague tomorrow and/or Monday.

Assateague Island is known for its wild ponies (which are called Chincoteague Ponies, even though they live on Assateague—go figure). On the Virginia side of the island they don’t roam wildly, which is disappointing, but on the Maryland side they are actually wild and walk around at-will. It’s pretty cool. We had a whole bunch of them walk by while we were on the beach.

Anyway, check out some pictures below!

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