Assateague Island

CHINCOTEAGUE, VA - JULY 29:  Wild ponies come ashore from the Assateague Channel during the annual pony swim event from Assateague Island to Chincoteague on July 29, 2015 in Chincoteague, Virginia. After crossing from the national wildlife refuge, some are auctioned off by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company during the 90th annual event.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

About 130 Ponies Swim from Assateague to Chincoteague for Annual Event

An Eastern Shore tradition celebrated by Marguerite Henry’s book “Misty of Chincoteague” marked its 90th year today.


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Infamous Shark on Twitter Returns to Md., Va. Coasts

She’s the most famous shark with an active parody account on Twitter, and if you’re going to the beach this weekend, be ready to hear some talk about Mary Lee.


Wild ponies cross a small creek after being rounded up to be herded to a holding pen before making next weeks annual swim across the Assateague Channel to Chincoteague Island, on July 21, 2012 in Assateague Island, Virginia. Each year the wild ponies are auctioned off by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Chincoteague Stud Surfer Dude Found Dead: ‘He Was The Man’

A Chincoteague stud named Surfer Dude has been found dead. He apparently sired dozens of the island’s ponies.


Wild ponies are herded into the Assateague Channel during a rain storm for their annual swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague on July 24, 2013 in Chincoteague, Virginia. Every year the wild ponies are rounded up on the national wildlife refuge to be auctioned off by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Shutdown May Affect Famous Chincoteague Ponies

An annual roundup of wild ponies on the Eastern Shore of Virginia has been cancelled due to the government shutdown.


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Best Ways To Prepare For a Spring Break Staycation In Washington DC

Think you need to travel hundreds of miles or spend beaucoup bucks in order to plan the perfect spring break getaway? Think again. Washington DC is known to be located near plenty of fun, exciting and interesting places. Forget dealing with the TSA and make your way to one of these nearby spring break friendly destinations today.


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National Park Service Closes Part Of Assateague For Endangered Birds

The National Park Service says it is temporarily closing part of Assateague Island in Maryland to protect nesting piping plovers.