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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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291 State Highway, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
+1 508-349-2615
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Wonderful

From the moment you enter the visitor center you are surrounded by nature. The exhibits at the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
davidranen
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Amherst, Massachusetts
Have a great walk!

Beautiful. Nice trails. Has a great nature program for kids. Beware of ticks - wear socks and long... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen W
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NYC
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This preserve is a great place to commune with nature and watch the sunset.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fiddler crabs” (32 reviews)
“nature center” (23 reviews)
“salt marsh” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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291 State Highway, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
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+1 508-349-2615
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"fiddler crabs"
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"nature center"
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"wellfleet bay"
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"goose pond"
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"mass audubon"
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"few hours"
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"gift shop"
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"great nature"
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"visitor center"
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"educational programs"
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"boardwalk trail"
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"beautiful trails"
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"cape cod"
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Reviewed yesterday

From the moment you enter the visitor center you are surrounded by nature. The exhibits at the center are extremely entertaining. The renovation work is adding more exhibits. Once out on the trails you see the beauty of the salt marshes. Take the boardwalk trail...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful. Nice trails. Has a great nature program for kids. Beware of ticks - wear socks and long pants.

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

The daughter of travelers, I like to travel too. Some storytellers call this "having an itchy foot". Just about the only trips I don't like to take are Guilt Trips. I don't like to go on them; I most certainly don't like to give them....More

Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Audubon refuge was great with many walks and great beachside natural areas. Really liked the variety of birdlife.

Thank advisorj
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Very helpful desk staff, full of information about the best walks and what to look out for. With many different habitat areas this is an ideal place to have a pleasant walk and view wildlife. A great place to take the kids as they can...More

Thank phil52_10
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice place to walk and be out in nature. Good for birding. Be prepared for noisy people! This past Sat, one person thought he'd entertain his friends by singing as he walked. So much for appreciating nature! Recommend going early to avoid the crowds...More

Thank Stewart T
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place for a walk along well maintained paths with views of marshes and bay. Offers educational programs and has a small education center with displays and a couple of aquariums. A must every summer.

Thank SMSGlassman
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This Sanctuary is a great place to visit at any time of year. The walking is easy and the many trails are well-tended and are punctuated with educational signage.

Thank Bob M
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

70 something, 40 something and a 9 YO all had a great time exploring here. There were day old turtles for you to check out as well as an amazing museum. We loved exploring the tidal pools and the boardwalk. The classes filled up, which...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We enjoyed our guided tour trough the sanctuary, as it took us through a variety of habitats and gave us a chance to admire the sights and see some wildlife. We had the chance of witnessing the sunset . Lovely way of spending an afternoon/evening!

Thank 4alegna5
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Julie B
2 October 2017|
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Response from Dennis J | Reviewed this property |
I would check the website. the Cape is beautiful in the fall. I'm sure there would be some nice scenery on a walk to the water.
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wanderwhere2go
14 September 2016|
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Response from bioguy | Reviewed this property |
No way!
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85cherylk
14 April 2016|
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Response from KarenR86 | Reviewed this property |
No pets. It is a Wild Life Preserve.
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