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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 291 State Highway, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone Number: 508-349-2615
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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This preserve is a great place to commune with nature and watch the sunset.

This preserve is a great place to commune with nature and watch the sunset.

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Don't miss this wonderful place- bring your camera!

We visited here on a crisp fall day in October. The foliage was magnificent. There are several trails we wandered thru the salt marshes, ponds, and meadows and forests to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
Rebecca R
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We visited here on a crisp fall day in October. The foliage was magnificent. There are several trails we wandered thru the salt marshes, ponds, and meadows and forests to the boardwalk and out to Wellfleet Bay. There is also a great visitors center geared to education, and appropriate for small children.

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Vienna, Virginia
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106 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

As Cape Codders, I am a bit ashamed that my wife and I just discovered the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Based on the high Tripadvisor ratings, we went in October even though most of the birds would have flown south. We were thrilled with the visit. First, many bird species were still on their way from the north heading south.... More 

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Thank Craigsworld
honeoye falls
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78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

They have a senior discount. We love that. There were very well informed naturalists available for us to talk to. The paths were well tended and very easy to navigate. Best of all, there were lots of birds for me to photograph.

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Watch the tides, when they are very low you can get across to Try Island or walk across the boardwalk to the bayside beach. If the tide is not dead low, then take another trail and go along the marsh and up into the pine hills or around silver spring pond. All the trails are well maintained and each offers... More 

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New Bedford,MA
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213 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Interesting nature center exhibits with great bird viewing at the feeders. Constantly changing view. Nice walking trails for any interest.

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La Crescent, Minnesota
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

A great place to hike the marsh, firrest and beach. This is our first visit to Cape Cod, very enjoyable hikes!! The only problem we had was our GPS could not find it. We called the center, GPS has a hard time finding the correct location!! After the call we easily found the center. There is a sign marking from... More 

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We are Massachusetts Audubon members, in part because we travel to Wellfleet quite a bit to visit family. I've come to Wellfleet Bay a couple of times and it's beautiful. We really enjoy seeing the wildlife, the views can't be beat, and the walking paths are terrific. But the staff! Each time we come, something has been said or done... More 

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

WORTH THE MONEY AND THE TRIP! At first I baulked at the price. It was worth every penny particularly if you have children. I recommend Swimmies for the little ones and bathing suits. If you have children out of diapers I still reccomend bathing suits fro them. We took the morning cruise and I am glad we did. We would... More 

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Michigan
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Wonderful place to hike and view MA shore, marsh, meadow and forest birds. Fox and other wildlife also active. Early morning before and just after opening is best for viewing.

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Thank JH1776
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We visit here all seasons, it is our favorite short hike, and their guided programs are excellent. the habitat changes from woods to salt marsh to beach, then to fields and woods again.

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