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Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA MA 02633
Phone Number: 508 945 0594
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Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special...
Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.
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Great spot for winter birding

The sand bars provide natural resting spots for hundreds of seals, and the protected waters serve hundreds upon hundreds of all manner of winter duck...pintail, merganser, etc... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The sand bars provide natural resting spots for hundreds of seals, and the protected waters serve hundreds upon hundreds of all manner of winter duck...pintail, merganser, etc. Well marked trails, and well maintained boardwalks make for easy access. Some steep stairs may make it difficult for some, but there are staggered viewing points along the way. We hope to come... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Worth driving down to the tip and walking down the path and steps to the beach. You can go left towards Stage Harbor or right and see the Chatham Light House. It's much easier to do this walk when it is low tide.

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Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You can see, smell, and hear the ocean from this refuge. It's very pretty, quiet, and peaceful. It's usually not busy, and you can walk the beach to paths, if you would like.

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Valparaiso
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Monomoy has such a marvelous history! It is a shame that our government, in the form of The National Park Service, has chosen to over-regulate visitation rights, and has decided that "Man knows best" when it comes to which animals may choose the land as their home. Shooting Coyotes, Deer... poisoning seagulls, coddling the seal population... trying to restrict natives... More 

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Connecticut, USA
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a great spot any time of the year. As a matter of fact, on a cold winter day we are the only visitors in the exhibit center, and were treated to the full attention of the very knowledgable volunteer staffer. Visit the museum, walk the well-maintained paths to the beach, and enjoy a beautiful hike along the shore.... More 

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Harwich Port, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We visit here several times each summer by motor boat and are never disappointed with scenery that is other worldly, framed by lots of birds and the occasional seal. The channel is ever changing, but well marked when there is little fog. A rare treat. There is a commercial boat that visits from Saquatucket Harbor in Harwich Port (Perseverance) if... More 

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Clinton, NJ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Make sure you drive through the National Seashore. Even in the winter, it is so beautiful...as nice as any shore anywhere in the world.

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East End L.I. , N.Y.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Visitor center is full of interesting displays for adults and kids. Nice paths and beach access stairs. The park entrance is right next to a high-end private community. Signage may make you think you are driving into a restricted area but press on and you'll see the park entrance on the left.

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Berwick, Maine
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We took the beach walk around the refuge, and it was beautiful! We were there in the Fall, so it was quiet and peaceful. The beach is lovely and you can literally walk forever it seems (and we did!). There were also many shells to pick through. Our only complaint is that there were no maps or signs to follow... More 

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Newburgh, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Watch for low tide and enjoy a quiet and beautiful beach walk. No crowds to contend with on this walk.

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