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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 291 State Highway, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
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+1 508-349-2615
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08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
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This preserve is a great place to commune with nature and watch the sunset.

This preserve is a great place to commune with nature and watch the sunset.

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Outstanding nature!

It has Beautiful trails(many different lengths), informative staff, self-guided. Definitely a must see.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
Linda R
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Connecticut
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

It has Beautiful trails(many different lengths), informative staff, self-guided. Definitely a must see.

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Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Walk through various eco systems and enjoy a natural landscape. This place is packed with flora and fauna and is a birders paradise. We walked around at low tide and enjoyed watching all the fiddler crabs move about. It's a wonderful space and I would recommend it if you're passing through the area. There's also a nice little nature center.... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Nicer towns with friendlier people. The Wellfleet Oysters are world renowned. But the town is nothing to talk about. Confused town.

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The volunteers are very knowledgeable, the landscape is stunning, the indoor space displays explanations well adapted to young children and the gift shop has a nice selection.

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Thank Clmt C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

My family has been coming here since before our children were born and now they are 24 and 17. We all love it. Our children have acquire our love of and appreciation for the environment. The guided hikes are interesting, the grounds and trails are beautiful, and the museum is interesting.We also camp here. You have to be a member... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Free parking, $5 for adults (less for children), nice nature center with restrooms, water fountain, helpful & friendly docents ... definitely worth a stop if you enjoy walking through freshwater & saltwater wetlands and barrier beaches to look for turtles, birds & crabs, etc. We walked the Bay View Trail (1.4 mi) and the Goose Pond Trail (1.4 mi). Goose... More 

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Plainville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I really wasn't sure what to expect upon arrival. A pleasant gem to take a walk or a hike. If you are into photography this is a must. If you are interested in turtles, crabs, birds, and other wildlife this is well worth it.

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Thank Christopher G
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This sanctuary offers a beautiful hike that goes thru varied terrain, including woods, meadows and marshland. There were knowledgeable birders volunteering along the boardwalk in the marsh to help you find and identify the shore birds you were seeing.

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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I visited the sanctuary and walked some of the trails. They gently roll through the marshes, beachfront and ponds. The mix of environments and settings in such a contained area is remarkable. There's limited parking but we had no issues it is free for Mass Audubon members.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

A friend suggested that we visit the Wildlife Sanctuary. We just had a little trouble finding it, but it was well worth it. The docents were helpful in suggesting various trails to explore. The museum had some nice displays about wildlife that we might see. I especially enjoyed the fiddler crabs as we went from wetlands to forested area and... More 

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