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Discover the Wild Ponies of Grayson Highlands

February 19, 2013, 9:59 am
By Heather Crowley Across the country, citizens are familiar with the famed wild ponies of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, which draw large crowds every summer. The herd is now a tourist attraction and the annual Chincoteague Pony Swim is the highlight of summer for visitors. But nestled in the majestic, rolling ...

Chincoteague Pony Swim

July 7, 2011, 2:46 pm
By Naomi Legros Love ponies? Is Marguerite Henry’s 1947 famed novel “Misty at Chincoteague” ranked on your favorite books list? Well, regardless if it is or isn’t, the annual Chincoteague Pony Swim, a wonderful two-day extravaganza, will affirm your love for the beautiful animal.  They are two herds of wild ponies ...

Assateague Island: Three Great Public Lands on One Narrow Island

July 6, 2011, 3:02 pm
Assateague Island, a barrier island just off the coast of Maryland and northern Virginia, is home to three wonderfully rugged public lands. The island is 37 miles long and boasts a state park, a national seashore and a national wildlife refuge. At the northern part of Assatague Island you’ll find ...

Species Spotlight: The Wild Ponies of Assateague and Chincoteague

July 6, 2011, 2:57 pm
Straddling the state line of Maryland and Virginia, Assateague Island is less than 18,000 acres and some of the most stunning seashore in the east coast. The barrier island is divided into the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore. Stretching 37 miles, the island is home ...