Helpful staff in the information center. Great beach along the trail. A little tough to follow the map
run by great people. We went twice, a return after a dusk stroll around the place for a morning bird watch. It was a great way to get oriented and see a different part of the Vineyard experience. these people are quite thoughtful as they provided options in their shoppe for insect repellant that was quite economical, provided filed glasses... More
I'm so glad we chose to pack insect repellant and ignore the mosquito warnings. August 22nd got us a perfect hike with wonderful views of ocean, marsh, barn owls on live cam, bayberries, unfamiliar wildflowers, osprey, and a picture-book butterfly garden. There is a boardwalk across "Turtle Pond". No turtles were out on our hike but there was a lovely... More
Felix Neck is a wonderful place to explore the woods, a duck pond, salt marsh, and the tidal pond of Sengecontacket. It is well laid out with clearly marked trails. The trails are accommodating for even the smallest of hikers. There is wonderful birdwatching, and we have spied many other kinds of animals there as well. Early in thhe day,... More
This place is beautiful and even better, is set up to educate rather than intimidate. We were able to see tons of birds this weekend and our non-birding friends got a great introduction to birding without even trying. The staff loans binoculars (honor system) and was able to point out the best places to try and see things. In addition,... More
We went late in the season. Well laid out and lots of fun things to do there with kayaking and good walks. Good bird watching but that's not my thing.
WARNING: DO NOT VISIT WITHOUT DOUSING YOURSELF IN COPIOUS INSECT REPELLENT! The pleasant notices, sweetly semi-rural dirt road and inviting arrival at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in retrospect now remind me of a one of those alluring flowers or horror flicks which attract visitors to their doom. The elder volunteer at the front desk mentioned that the paths had been... More
Would have rated it higher if we had just saw the butterfly gardens and the visitor center. The gardens at the entrance were nice and the visitor center made us believe we'd be in for a treat. However, our walk consisted of nothing more than seeing a swan and a few geese and LOTS of bugs. We tried two different... More
Kids love it but it can be a very buggy adventure so be prepared. We love to kayak to the beach on Sengekontacket and hike in.
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