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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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Activities: Birdwatching
Description: 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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Monomoy NWR

Monomoy Excursions allowed us a close view of the many seals at the refuge. Also visited the Stage Harbor lighthouse. Water was too choppy to visit haul out on Atlantic Side... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Monomoy Excursions allowed us a close view of the many seals at the refuge. Also visited the Stage Harbor lighthouse. Water was too choppy to visit haul out on Atlantic Side. That's where Great Whites take seals. The boat was emasculate and fast even in choppy seas. After the 2 hour boat tour, lunch at the Brax gave us the... More 

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West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to walk and learn about Monomoy refuge. There is a small visitor center, to learn about the seals, and wild life. Also activities that children can do. Take to steps down to the beach and walk along the sand to look for seals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Nice short trail around the tip of Chatham. Few days ago a large great white shark beached itself here and was rescued out to sea by some local men with a small boat- towed it out! We saw lots of birds and horseshoe crabs!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We've been coming to the Cape for many years and always take one day or part of a day to explore a hiking trail or wildlife center. This one rates a 5 star for beauty but maybe a 3-4 for trail markings. Plus there are no maps to take from the wildlife center where you park, so you are left... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Nice area for a long hike on the beach or short hike with kids. They have a little scavenger hunt for kids. Quiet and peaceful.

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Avon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Quiet long varied beach. Folks clamming and cast fishing. Could hear the seals across the wter. Parking available. Out of the way Off the beaten path

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nature lovers and folks who fish need to find this. The people in the little nature building there are very knowledgeable also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Near white, soft sand with very little debris and crystal blue waters!! Not many people there, as it was a Monday afternoon...we walked the beach all the way to the end to where the signs say do not enter, birds nesting. We sat just the three of us enjoying the beauty in silence until the tide kicked is out... LOTS... More 

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Beautiful setting and excellent photo opportunites. Saw much wildlife between birds, crabs and shells.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The long sandy beach was an easy hike. Birds were flocking on a far away sandbar. Fishermen were after the striped bass. A little windy, but a nice morning jaunt.

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Address: Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA MA 02633
Phone Number: 508 945 0594
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Chatham

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