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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 21 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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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
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95 reviews 95 reviews
23 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
47 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Manchester, New Hampshire
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12 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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