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Assateague
October 2000

In the October issue of TRAVELER, we feature 22 superb weekend getaways. One of our selections is Assateague, a 37-mile-long (60-kilometer-long) island along the Maryland and Virginia coast, which writer Carrie Miller describes as “a paradise of wild ponies, pirate legends, and shipwrecks.” We think you’ll be inspired to visit after reading Miller’s tale. So here we offer the very best links on traveling to Assateague. (Please note that many of the Web sites include information on Chincoteague, a neighboring island that’s much more developed.)

BASICS

Getting There
www.atbeach.com/transportation
Links to information on nearby airports, a car-rental company, and a ferry system—plus, information on local transportation

Making Telephone Calls
www.5551212.com
A searchable directory for telephone area codes anywhere in the U.S.

Checking Weather Forecasts
www.weather.com/weather/us/zips/23336.html
Seven-day weather forecast, the current temperature, satellite maps, severe-weather alerts, and more

ESSENTIALS

Where to Stay
www.chincoteague.net/accom.html
Includes links to area bed-and-breakfasts, country inns, motels, cottages, rental houses, mobile homes, and campgrounds

www.nps.gov/asis/camping.html
National Park Service information on camping on Assateague

Where to Eat
www.chincoteague.net/restau.html
Comprehensive directory of listings for area restaurants, ice cream parlors, and coffeehouses

How to Get Around
www.chincoteague.net/map-map.html
General information on getting to Assateague—plus, links to MapQuest’s Assateague map and driving directions

THINGS TO DO

Sightseeing and Tours
www.chincoteague.com/cruises.html
Contact information for outfitters that lead cruises around and tours on Assateague and Chincoteague Islands

Events
www.assateague.com/event.html
Includes a comprehensive calendar of events that range from an oyster festival to an old-fashioned Christmas parade

Recreation
www.beach-net.com/Parkassateague.html
Provides an overview of Assateague State Park’s offerings—plus, links to information on area events and attractions along the beach

MEDIA

Books
www.amazon.com
Listings, with reviews, from Amazon.com’s collection of Assateague books

www.four.net/~dostdona/Chincoteague.html
Information on books about the wild ponies and historical overviews from the Chincoteague Pony Association

Newspapers
www.shore-source.com/beacon
Links to the online versions of 11 newspapers, which cover Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia happenings

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce
www.chincoteaguechamber.com
A guide with links to information on Assateague and Chincoteague’s wildlife, history, events, tide tables, restaurants, accommodations, recreation, and more

Assateague History Notes
www.chincoteague.net/map-asst.htm
Information on area restaurants, accommodations, activities, recreation, and shopping—plus, historical information and photographs extracted from the book Assateague & Chincoteague: As I Remember Them

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