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Wellfleet Aubudon Sanctuary

Wellfleet, MA
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Wellfleet
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Venice Beach
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great visitor center, friendly staff, beautiful hiking trails - a fascinating place that should be on every visitor's itinerary.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Varied terrain, beautiful views, excellent trails. The birds which have been seen recently are posted so you have an idea of which ones you might expect to see. Beautiful butterfly garden also.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Nestled in 1,100 protected acres of marshland, this place is outstanding for learning about the local habitat, bird species, turtles, and more. Great visitor center with lots to interest kids, plus lots of walking trails through the marsh and forest. We were lucky enough to participate in rescuing diamondback terrapin hatchlings on site - one of the greatest days I've... More

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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Multiple trails of all types. Nice for the kids. Walk there frequently. It's on the bay so there is plenty of nature to view. The birds during migration are exceptional.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Sanctuary is a bit hard to find for first time visitors. We ended up taking a few wrong turns before finally finding the very subtle Audubon signage on Route 6 in South Wellfleet. Worth the trouble and once on the property the trails are well marked and very well kept. The Nature Center itself is small but has interesting... More

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East Granby, CT
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This year, I participated in a three-day Field Trip led by naturalists associated with the Massachusetts Audubon Society. The subject was Wild Words in which words were tied to place. It included walks on beaches, in forests, and excursions on the water. The naturalists leading us were knowledgeable, friendly, willing to answer any questions we had. They made this a... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Educational, inexpensive family option for activities when on the Cape. I have walked these trails and seen this facility improve with every addition. Each time we are there there is a new experience! The only spot we have ever encountered fiddler crabs. A great place to take the kids. Easy to walk and guides to help you identify different plants... More

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New York City, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
37 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It's ironic that the best birding on the Cape is not here, but on the many marshes all around. That said, for great family programs, early morning walks with experienced naturalists and grand vistas, this lovely spot can't be beat. If you're after blue herons and other magnificent birds, I don't find them here but rather on the marshlands near... More

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Meriden, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We spent an entire day at the Wellfleet Audubon Reserve. From birding to fantastic salt marsh views, my husband and I could not get enough. Numerous summer activities available for the children. We found the guides to be patient and extremely knowledgeable. Will return.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Not huge distances to hike; relatively even terrain, but be prepared for mud and water if you want to walk out towards the beach. I bought the guidebook hoping the signs/numbers on the trails would show me what I was seeing, but the numbers didn't always correspond to the guidebook descriptions. Maybe I should have come earlier in the day... More

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