Assateague Island

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As·sa·teague Island

A long narrow island along the coast of Maryland and Virginia separating Chincoteague Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. Home to feral ponies, the island is protected parkland.
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As′sa•teague Is′land

(ˈæs əˌtig)
an island in SE Maryland and E Virginia on Chincoteague Bay: wild pony roundup.
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Beachgoers are advised not to pet the wild horses on Assateague Island, off the coast of Maryland, America, which have roamed the island since the 1600s.
For family trips, we piled into the car to explore nearby sites such as Gettysburg National Military Park and Assateague Island National Seashore.
In an extraordinary sight, 40 local "saltwater cowboys" round up a herd of wild ponies, ready to drive them into the water and across the channel between the islands of Assateague and Chincoteague.
Wild Chincoteague ponies swim from Assateague island to Chincoteague island
Protected barrier islands such as Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland and Virginia, Padre Island National Seashore in Texas and the Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts are popular destinations in the U.S.
ASR Group, which includes Domino Sugar, C&H Sugar, and Redpath Sugar, rented space at Mid-Atlantic Commerce Center at 7600 Assateague Drive in Jessup.
Public hunting for sika deer can also be found at Fishing Bay Wildlife Management Area, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge or Assateague Island at either the National Seashore State Park or Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on the Virginia side of the island.
(117) Similarly, the law creating North Cascades National Park prohibited the construction of a road "from the North Cross State Highway to the Stehekin Road" or a road that would provide "permanent vehicular access between May Creek and Hozomeen along the east side of Ross Lake." (118) By contrast, the act establishing Canyonlands National Park contains a provision instructing the Secretary of the Interior to locate a road or roads "to provide suitable facilities access to the Park and services required in the operation and administration of the park." (119) Additionally, the law establishing Assateague Island National Seashore specifies that a road shall be constructed along its length.
Every year, Dave Brinker spends Thanksgiving on Assateague Island in Maryland.