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Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Vineyard Haven Rd, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568
508 627 4850
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: This 350-acre sanctuary is home to 100 species of birds, including cormorants and ospreys, and other wildlife. Follow one of the six well-marked... more » Owner description: This 350-acre sanctuary is home to 100 species of birds, including cormorants and ospreys, and other wildlife. Follow one of the six well-marked trails for views of all the island's ecosystems: marshland, ponds, woods and grasslands. « less
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Clifton, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Helpful staff in the information center. Great beach along the trail. A little tough to follow the map

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Monroe, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

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

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Southbridge, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

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

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Edgartown, MA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

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

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Chester, NJ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

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

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Martha's Vineyard, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

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.

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New York, NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Great hiking trails, and you can get to an isolated waterfront. Trails are well-maintained and well-marked.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

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

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Hartford, Connecticut
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

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

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Palo Alto, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

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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