Paddle with the ponies and camp in the pines. Experience a wild barrier island on a Burnham Guides expedition into the backcountry of Assateague National Seashore. Less than three hours from D.C. on Maryland's Atlantic coast, this national treasure is famous for its wild horses, birdlife and white sand beaches. The 37-mile-long barrier island also offers paddling through bayside marshes, hiking in maritime forests, bird and pony-watching, biking, and remote backcountry camping. From your “front country” basecamp on the beach, you’ll paddle along bayside marshes to remote backcountry campsites (there are toilets and picnic tables). A short walk from camp leads through maritime forest and dunes to the wild Atlantic ocean beach.
10% off if you bring your own sea kayak and/or camping gear.
Sea kayak and camping gear must be approved by Burnham Guides as appropriate for conditions and carrying gear, food and water for backcountry camping. Kayak must be at least 16 feet long with double bulkheads.