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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 #1 of 17 Attractions in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Birdwatching
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Owner description: Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.

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East End L.I. , N.Y.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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200 reviews 200 reviews
49 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
36 helpful votes 36 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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