Do You Enjoy Long Walks on The Beach?

Berlin, Maryland

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With the waves crashing on the left and the sand dunes rising from the beach on the right, you’re sure to feel the uniqueness of Assateague as soon as you start your walk along the Atlantic’s ever-changing tideline. No matter how experienced an outdoorsperson you may be, you’ll have a chance to see wildlife in this rich ecosystem that you may not have seen before—not just the famed wild horses, but 275 species of birds; a wealth of sea life such as horseshoe crabs, starfish, and sponges; and mammals like deer, red foxes, and river otters. This is one of those trips that every backpacker in the region needs to do at least once.
AMC's Best Backpacking in the Mid-Atlantic

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AMC's Best Backpacking in the Mid-Atlantic

by Michael R. Martin (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

With the waves crashing on the left and the sand dunes rising from the beach on the right, you’re sure to feel the uniqueness of Assateague as soon as you start your walk along the Atlantic’s ever-changing tideline.

No matter how experienced an outdoorsperson you may be, you’ll have a chance to see wildlife in this rich ecosystem that you may not have seen before—not just the famed wild horses, but 275 species of birds; a wealth of sea life such as horseshoe crabs, starfish, and sponges; and mammals like deer, red foxes, and river otters. This is one of those trips that every backpacker in the region needs to do at least once.

© 2014 Michael R. Martin/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Birding, Hiking
Nearby City: Berlin
Distance: 27.9 miles one-way
Elevation Gain: 320 feet
Trail Type: Point-to-Point
Duration: 2-3 days
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Assateague Island National Seashore at 410-641-1441 for more information, or visit the website at nps.gov/asis/
Local Maps: USGS Quads: Tingles Island, Whittington Point, and Chincoteague East
Driving Directions: Directions to Do You Enjoy Long Walks on The Beach?

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