Best Hiking Trails in Assateague State Park
Whether you choose to follow hiking trails or to simply enjoy wandering along the island's 37 miles of beaches, there are plenty of routes for you to choose from, after leaving your Assateague State Park hotels for the morning.
1. Life of the Dunes
This half-mile trail takes you through some of the best examples of sand dunes in Assteague State Park. Climb to the top and enjoy the spectacular view out to see or back towards the shore.
2. Life of the Forest
Learn more about some of the island's wildlife, including its unusual feral horses, when you follow the half-mile Life of the Forest guided trail.
3. Life of the Marsh
The final guided hiking trail in Assateague State Park follows a path through the unique marshland environment on the shore of Sinepuxent Bay.
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Best Family Activities in Assateague State Park
With so much space at your disposal, Assateague State Park cabins make an ideal destination for families who have lots of energy to burn. Spend all day exploring the island's many beaches or enjoy one of the other activities on offer in the park.
1. Canoes and kayaks
The calmer waters of Sinepuxent Bay are perfect for boats and you can hire canoes and kayaks locally if you want to take to the ocean and explore the island from the sea. Some of the more sheltered spots in Assateague State Park are easier to reach from the water so make the most of the peace and quiet if you find yourself on your own private beach.
2. Chincoteague horses
One of the main attractions of Assateague State Park and the neighboring Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge are the wild horses which have made the two islands their home. It is important to remember that while these creatures are beautiful to look at, they are not like domesticated horses.
3. Boat trips
If you want to enjoy some time on the water but would prefer to sit back and relax, you might prefer to take a pleasure cruise. Several companies run trips which take visitors around the island, showing off many of Assateague State Park's finest attractions in the process.