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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 #3 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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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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192 reviews 192 reviews
45 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Not much of a trail available when it's high tide. Low tide woul be great, as next day an a boat trip saw many walking the beach area and sand bars. Disappointing, museum closed on Sunday morning and 11:30 boat trip cancelled due to not enough signups. We were close with 12, but not enough so call ahead to reserve... More

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NewYork
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Need to navigate through some private residential areas, but keep on. You'll eventially end up at the Refuge, with a small information building, restrooms, and then well marked trails. We walked along the water, in the sand, and had to watch that the tide didn't catch us. Some rocks and shells and birds along the way. You are there, and... More

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love to explore WLR's. Even on a foggy, overcast morning, it was an enjoyable, restful place to explore.

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful! I would highly recommend a visit to Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

miles and miles of beautiful, natural coast line. had to be mindful of the tides. some places needed no foot wear and the others needed some foot protection. so important to wear water proof shoes.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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76 reviews 76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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