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Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

Address: Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA MA 02633
Phone Number: 508 945 0594
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Ranked #4 of 34 things to do in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.

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Connecticut
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Lincoln, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We walked along this beautiful beach today, enjoying the blue sea, white sand, Sandpipers, fiddler crabs, views of the sand bar which has been constantly changing. I walked from the visiter center to the channel that enters Stage Harbor--almost 2 miles each way. It was awesome. I have been walking here since I was a girl with my grandmother an... More 

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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131 reviews 131 reviews
25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great walks, very quiet, little hidden from the rest of Chatham. Worth checking out for a day, solo, couples, or the family. Beautiful beaches that wrap around the south side of the little town of Chatham

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