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Address: 291 State Highway, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone Number: 508-349-2615
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Peaceful and Beautiful

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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20 reviews
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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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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 8 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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57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: 291 State Highway, 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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