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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Mail Onlinereported the man has not been identified, but is not the first person to fall victim to a horse on Assateague Island.
For family trips, we piled into the car to explore nearby sites such as Gettysburg National Military Park and Assateague Island National Seashore.
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.
The property will have spacious guest rooms with private balconies overlooking the Isle of Wight Bay, an indoor/outdoor infinity pool, poolside cabanas, tiki bar, outdoor fire pits, local art collections, 2,200 square feet of multi-function meeting space, a business center and rooftop restaurant/bar with a panoramic view of Assateague Island, Isle of Wight Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
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.
Every year, Dave Brinker spends Thanksgiving on Assateague Island in Maryland.
Off Parksley's northeast coast is Chincoteague Island, where "the people with money" have summer homes; further east is Assateague Island, now a national park and home of the wild ponies.
Since 1965 Assateague Island, which straddles the coasts of Maryland and Virginia, has belonged to the United States government.