Top 200 Places: Assateague Island Maryland

Assateague Island National Seashore
7206 National Seashore Lane
Assateague Island,
Maryland 21811

This undeveloped barrier island park allots visitors educational as well as numerous land, water, and seaside recreational opportunities. You can also view the Assateague Wild Horses. Dogs are allowed in the Maryland portion of the National Seashore for day and overnight use for no additional fee. They are not allowed in the Maryland State Park, on the Virginia part of the island-(even in a vehicle), or north of the State Park to the Ocean City inlet. They may not be on life-guarded beaches or on nature trails. Dogs may not be left unattended, and they must be on no more than a 6 foot leash and cleaned up after at all times.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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  1. Maryland is beautiful. Thanks for posting this. Very useful.

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