Assateague Island is a 37-mile (60 km) long barrier island located off the eastern coast of Maryland and Virginia. It is best known for its herds of wild horses, pristine beaches, and the Assateague Lighthouse.
The “wild” horses on Assateague are actually feral animals, meaning that they are descendants of domestic animals that have reverted to a wild state.
It`s a nice trip, especially if you have kids, they can see the horses. They cannot pet or feed them though, as they are still “wild” horses. You can already see horses in the first part of the Park that is free. I was lucky that the friend who joined me had a Senior Pass. Once you have a Senior Pass (which costs 10 US dollars), you can access all National Parks in the US for free! Otherwise I`m not sure if I would have paid the extra dollars to enter by car. Unless, you want to also go to the beach and make a whole day trip about it.
Other trips in the neighborhood:
Taking the ferry from Lewes to Cape May