There are three separate half-mile trails in the Assateague Island National Seashore, each exploring a different type of coastal landscape: the Life of the Marsh Trail, the Life of the Forest Trail and the Life of the Dunes Trail. All are scenic and easy, although the Dunes Trail is sand-covered and a bit harder on the calves.

The trailhead for the Life of the Marsh Trail is on Bayside Dr. The Life of the Forest Trail begins a short drive away, just south of Ferry Landing Rd. The Life of the Dunes Trail starts at the end of Bayberry Dr.