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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 2014
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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Manchester, New Hampshire
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75 reviews 75 reviews
10 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Worth visiting while in Chatham - the geography of the Island is constantly changing and very interesting; nice display of local wildlife; maps; photos plus gift shop and bathroom facilities. Stairs down to beach where you can hike the area. But watch the tides - much of it only accessible at lower tides.

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Boston, MA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

If you enjoy hikes and walks, you shouldn't miss this one. Free parking, friendly staff, and a beautiful walk along the beach, uplands, and marshlands. We hit it at high tide which meant that we had to slog through a foot or so of surf on the way back, which just added to the appeal and excitement for us and... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

A short drive or bike ride from Lighthouse Beach, this free spot provides a pretty walk when the tide is out. Very quiet. Restroom facilities are a plus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a wonderful hike. I'd suggest going in the off season, during low tide. Also, hit the bathroom before you start (visitor center). Bring water and snacks.

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Solomons, Maryland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Upon entering the visitor center, I was promptly greeted by a nice older man. I told him my son and I were hoping to see some seals. He told me that he hadn't seen any out there today, but that the best place to find them would be the Chatham Fish Pier when the fishing boats come in. We still... More

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

All I have read about is how great the Refuge was and was excited to go. Upon entering the Visitor center my family was not greeted or approached by any employee. In fact, when I asked a question, they gave me the FAQ sheet = they did not want to be bothered and we were the only visitors in the... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went over to Monomoy during the morning on a beautiful day last week. We found a nice little visitor's center staffed by very helpful and friendly folks. They offered us tips on hikes, boat tours, and the use of binoculars. We took advantage of the tour operator located at the park and had a great 90 minutes ride out... More

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Goshen, Ohio
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a great place for a hike. If you like seals, this is the best place I know of to check them out. They have a nice visitor's office that has some things the kids can check out. The staff is very friendly. You can get some great photos from Monomoy. Watch out for poison ivy.

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

nice place to take a boat to and walk around. there are no facilities of any sort being a nature preserve so bring your own food/beverages. many birds and seals to see. awesome place to visit for a few hours and get some good beach time.

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Erving, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A beautiful walk along a quiet ocean. My children loved the shells on the beach and the walk in the woods. Bring your camera for some great photo!!! make sure to check to ticks with done.

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