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Old 03-31-2018, 10:32 AM
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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The wife and I visited Chincoteague a couple years ago and I loved it for the opportunities I had to photograph nature and wildlife. But I'd like to return and see all of Assateague if anyone can tell me if it's worth seeing. I'm sure it beautiful in its totality but are there any places to explore where taking some great pics is possible.


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Old 03-31-2018, 11:01 AM
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Assateague is great for nature pictures because that's all that is there, hundreds of species of birds. The loop road around the marsh lands is nice, also if you have a truck, get the overland premit and drive down the island, it's awesome! Just be ready for the most mosquitoes you've ever seen in your life!!!!! Sometimes you can catch the wild horses close to the road, but most times you'll need a decent zoom lens.

Also, a neat hidden jem are the WWII bunkers across from the town of Cape Charles. Just shortly after you get off the Bay Bridge look for the signs on your right, it's an official National Park, so you can look up more info that way too.
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Old 04-01-2018, 11:55 AM
Location: DC area
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Chincoteague beats Assateague hands down in my opinion. You have it all there... beach, fresh water marsh, salt water bay, pine forests. In addition, the migratory waterfowl is much better in Chincoteague, plus you get Sika deer and the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel.

The only plus for Assateague for me is that you can get within touching distance of the wild ponies. On Chincoteague, fences keep them off the roadways.
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Old 04-06-2018, 08:01 PM
Location: MD's Eastern Shore
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Sika are on Assateque, as are whitetails (which are everywhere on Delmarva).
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