Assateague Island Things to Do Tips by tpangelinan
Assateague Island Things to Do: 4 reviews and 6 photos
So many nature trails for every one. In this tidal marsh they found several native american mss burrial ground. Many other interesting facts like this to be found. This is a tidal bay, so the salt water rises and receeds to this marsh which make for a very diverse wildlife community. Before you go on your hike we higly suggest putting on bug sray or be eaten alive, these mosquitoes have wingspans and a nasty bite! They are all over this island!
Directions: Go over the bridge from Chincoteague Island into the park entrance, fee is $5.00 a car
Assateague Island lIghthouse
This lighthouse was built in 1833 at 142 fett tall, first lit in January 1833, the tower was to low and poorly illuminated to perform effectivelyits job of warning ships of the shoals that protrude out from the coast. In 1852 the Lighthouse Board made the duty of the government to increase the power and range of the lighthouse without delay. In 1859 Congress apropriated the fund and work began the next year. Contruction ceased due to the Civil War and in 1865 work resumed. October 1 1867 the light from the new lens could be seen for up to nineteen miles. This lighthouse is only open a few times a year for tours
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