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Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA MA 02633
508 945 0594
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Ranked #2 of 22 attractions in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.
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Plano, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

A beautiful walk along a quiet ocean. Go by the office before heading out to get a map. You may even be lucky enough to catcha ranger led tour. Bring bug spray and prep for hiking if you plan to head out into the wilderness area. Ticks are known to be in this area. If you want a sandy stroll,... More

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

it was Beautiful and relaxing. it feels remote, though its just outside of town. An hour or two walk is fine, but more if you are really interested in birding or nature. Bring binoculars. .

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is the best use of time in chatham, especially in off season. Pack a bag with a blanket and some snacks, and bring your camera. There are trails off the beach to explore as well as the beach itself.

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Overlook, walk to see birds and maybe seals and sharks! Gorgeous views of barrier beach! Exhibit Center staffed by knowledgable and helpful volunteers. Charming well stocked store: for kids and adults. Free binoculars to use for your walk!

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Essex, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

People have trouble getting here, but just put 30 Wikis Way, Chatham, MA in your GPS, and believe. Park and read the information signs. (They could be more informative, but the budget we allow for this sort of thing doesn't pay for much.) The Fish & Wildlife Service has people and equipment here, and there's some very cool weather stuff... More

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Bedfordshire, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

If you want to feel close to the natural beauty of this area then a visit to Monomoy is wonderful. The only sounds are those of the sea and the wind and the beauty is breathtaking. The trail is easy to follow but if the tide is up the initial short coastal stretch can be avoided by taking the inland... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

You can spend hours here. PIck up little sea shells along your walk, and try to spot some seals. There are many trails that you can walk along - the view of the ocean is amazing. I've come here multiple times and it doesn't get the crowds that other places get - which is quite peaceful and relaxing.

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful retreat and easy hike along the seashore. We have been there in varying tides and seasons and it is always interesting and beautiful. There are many birds, crabs, and other wildlife to be seen while hiking along the trail and the shoreline..It is undisturbed because it is not a public beach! Often... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I have visited Chatham many times and have never been to the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge until my most recent trip. I was always deterred by the Private Road signs, and never ventured past the first sign. Thanks to some of the prior reviews on TripAdvisor, I followed the directions indicated and found the site without any problem. The Visitor... More

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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100 reviews 100 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

It is the type of place you do not want to tell too many people about because part of the charm is that it is not crowded because not many people know about it. We have been living in Chatham for over nine years, and very few know about it. The views are terrific and if you are willing to... More

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