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Address: P.O. Box 236, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone Number: 508-349-2615
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Birdwatching, Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife, Camping
Description: This preserve is a great place to commune with nature and watch the sunset.

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Wildlife sanctuary

An amazingly peaceful place. Well worth a visit. They charge 5 dollars to go towards the upkeep and they are helping to stop diamond back turtles becoming extinct.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

An amazingly peaceful place. Well worth a visit. They charge 5 dollars to go towards the upkeep and they are helping to stop diamond back turtles becoming extinct.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Went with my wife equipped with a nice camera and binoculars and were not disappointed by all the birds, turtles, and crabs. We enjoyed the exhibits on display at visitor center but many other exhibits seemed to be under construction. One set of trails heading to island was not accessible due to rising tide. A set of planks or short... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

You can easily see a variety of birds without binoculars (bring em if you have them)...many trail options and a good program to support. Trails are well marked and mix of open/shade

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

One of the first things we noticed on our visit was that everyone we met on the trails was smiling. How often do you experience that? It's wonderful that something so simple - a walk in a beautiful place - can make people so happy. The sanctuary is a "cellphone free zone," which we took to heart. We left our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Beautiful sanctuary to walk off some of that fried food. Even though it was cold & dreary we saw plenty of birds & squirrels. Parts of the trails weren't as clearly laid out as I would've liked. We strayed off a couple of times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Anytime you see different scenery, due to the tidel movement of the sea and the inlet. Lot's of wildlife

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Derby, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is part of the MA. Audubon. There are multiple ecosystems represented here. Marshland, forest,a fresh water pond , fields and beaches. If you want to interact with wildlife this is one of the best places on the cape. Known for many of their conservation projects and sea turtle rescue in the fall. Great birding, tracking, camping for members. Inside... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visited this sanctuary on a weekday and it was not crowded. We were impressed with the educational display exhibits. We also saw live baby terrapin turtles on display. The nests are protected and when they hatch volunteers at the sanctuary help disperse them. The trails were nice and fairly shady. Saw lots of chickadees and some red breasted nuthatches.... More 

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Suburban Phila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The epitome of a small nature center - informative exhibits on local creatures (a rare sapphire-blue lobster this summer), easy walking trails that meander through a variety of wetland environments across sand, footbridges, and boardwalks, hundreds of little fiddler crabs poking their heads out of holes and clicking across the mud, and a range of guided programs for both kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

When I first arrived I panicked due to parking lot being jammed. The trails are so vast never got stuck in a crowd as I initially feared. The trails are wide and quite easy for all abilities. Plenty of spots to have a picnic. So many amazing views of the bay and dunes. Felt completely removed from the noise of... More 

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Additional Information about Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: P.O. Box 236, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone Number: 508-349-2615
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Wellfleet
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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