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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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Great walks, great views

Beautiful site. Loved the variety of wildlife and sights. I was very informative as well. The high... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
JuancitoCaminador55
A lovely morning

Extremely helpful staff and well marked walks. A really nice way to spend a morning. Lots to see... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
laneangell
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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.
LOCATION
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"
in 23 reviews
"salt marsh"
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"wellfleet bay"
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"goose pond"
in 11 reviews
"mass audubon"
in 11 reviews
"few hours"
in 16 reviews
"gift shop"
in 11 reviews
"great nature"
in 6 reviews
"visitor center"
in 12 reviews
"educational programs"
in 5 reviews
"boardwalk trail"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful trails"
in 9 reviews
"cape cod"
in 26 reviews
"eggs"
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Beautiful site. Loved the variety of wildlife and sights. I was very informative as well. The high tide markers are a reminder of what is coming to us if we do not act now on global warming.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Extremely helpful staff and well marked walks. A really nice way to spend a morning. Lots to see and do.

Thank laneangell
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We love this place. With or without birds, sometimes we see many, sometimes few, this is worth a visit. The views of the salt marsh are really beautiful, something about the light makes it special. The trails are well maintained and don't require rigor. The...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to take everyone. Several different trails with gorgeous views of marshaes along Cape Cod bay. The goose pond trail and board walk were very picturesque. Highly recommend.

Thank Deb K
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely wildlife sanctuary along the shores of Wellfleet Bay, with nice hiking trails through a variety of different terrains. The fiddler crabs down toward the shore are particularly entertaining.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

The Mass Audubon property was one of the highlights of our week on Cape Cod. Over the course of several visits we explored all the different trails, totaling 5+ miles. This property has it all, from lovely spring-fed ponds with water lilies to salt marshes...More

Thank ZamiaV
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We visited at low tide so you can easily walk out to the beach. Wildlife everywhere in the salt marshes and on land. Highly recommend spending at least a couple hours here.

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place. The museum is great for young and old. Did the pond walk. About 2 miles round trip. Good trail. Not to strenuous for old or young. Go at low tide and you can extend your walk further. Plenty to see. Birds,...More

1  Thank Dennis J
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

While I have reviewed the cruise in the past this year we booked the sea Shore Ramble. It was a wonderful experience and our naturalist was excellent with our 4 and 5 year old. It is a 2 1/2 hour hike so bring water, sunscreen,...More

Thank KarenR86
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

We've been here several times, and always enjoy every minute. Very easy, level walk along a solid path. If you want to venture to the water, at high tide, be prepared for some tide pooling, but well worth the effort. Very scenic, and always amazed...More

Thank tcandcc2016
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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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