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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
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Viewing foliage, Camping
Description: This preserve is a great place to commune with nature and watch the sunset.

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Great nature center & trails

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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New Bedford,MA
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New Bedford,MA
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181 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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 14 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 5 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 8 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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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
6 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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Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Beautiful views, quiet peaceful walking paths. Nice combination of walking through the woods and walking along the marsh.

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

You'll always see something new and beautiful no matter the time of day or season. Lots of great nature trails and observation areas.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you like nature and walking then this is a hike for you and your family. My husband has family in Wellfleet so whenever we come for a visit, we take our 3 young boys for a walk through the sanctuary so we can enjoy the weather, the atmosphere and see the turtles, frogs and of course the fiddler crabs.

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Kinderhook, New York
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A must when you're on the Upper Cape. Inexpensive and worth the trip - walk through woods and meadows and along the marshes and ponds.

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