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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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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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A quiet retreat even at the height of the Cape's tourist season

Cape Cod is a busy, crowded, traffic gridlocked kind of place during the summer season, but you can still "get away from it all" when you go to the Monomoy Wildlife Refuge in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cape Cod is a busy, crowded, traffic gridlocked kind of place during the summer season, but you can still "get away from it all" when you go to the Monomoy Wildlife Refuge in Chatham, that is, if you can find it. Getting to the refuge can be frustrating (and I think the affluent neighbors want to keep it that way,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here a few time and still enjoy the natural beauty every time. A great place to explore and take a walk. Peaceful

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Thank dahern24
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Nice walk on the beach, with a great overlook where a ton of birds were and my wife even spotted a seal, which apparently(as we found out) is not uncommon. High tide prevented a long walk (which could be completed by going thru the neighboring neighborhood), but all in all is was a pleasant outing. We were only there for... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge has something for everyone! Bear left just past Chatham Lighthouse and follow Morris Island Rd. You can see people clamming at low tide of get a great view of the boats in Stage Harbor. Ignore the Private: No Trespassing sign as that is only for the private neighborhood just past the refuge. Parking is free... More 

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Raritan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Great place to visit to get a feeling for the coast around Chatham. Make sur to time yor walk to conform to the tides or you may get wet feet.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This was a great spot recommend by our innkeeper. What a hidden gem! Hard to find and the signs make you feel like you are trespassing, but it is secluded. The views are exceptional and it is serene.

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Fishguard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We only briefly visited this refuge. Set on the edge of Chatham this resort is a great place for a walk and see the wildlife. Be aware that one section is affected by the tide, information on site yo keep you informed.

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Trenton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

A little challenging to find but a beautiful treasure of beach and wooded trails. Visitor's Center was most helpful. Bring bug spray for the trails and a good camera too! People are friendly and do helpful. A lot of steps to get down to the beach so be careful walking down, they can be sandy. Also, getting there it says,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Loved the walk, the wilderness. excellent explanations re. the area by the people who work here. Impressive.

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Perfect for a tranquil walk along the coast and through salt marshes. If you don't want to get wet, check the tide calendar or use the alternate access road, as a part of the path will be knee-deep along the ocean edge at high tide (pictured where the water meets the rocks!). Makes for some fun adventure though!! This is... More 

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