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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 #4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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