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“Fun Walk” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary
Vineyard Haven Rd, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568
508 627 4850
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Owner description: This 350-acre sanctuary is home to 100 species of birds, including cormorants and ospreys, and other wildlife. Follow one of the six well-marked trails for views of all the island's ecosystems: marshland, ponds, woods and grasslands.
Clifton, New Jersey, United States
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Helpful staff in the information center. Great beach along the trail. A little tough to follow the map

Visited September 2013
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Monroe, New York
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76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great Place for alot of different things ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

run by great people. We went twice, a return after a dusk stroll around the place for a morning bird watch. It was a great way to get oriented and see a different part of the Vineyard experience. these people are quite thoughtful as they provided options in their shoppe for insect repellant that was quite economical, provided filed glasses and had an owl cam for the barn owl living in the roof. I liked the place very much and will return if am able. Bring the insect repellant .... actually the bird watch tour I took had all locals in attendence whom were all smart wearing long pants !!

Visited August 2013
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Southbridge, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Delightful in Late Summer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I'm so glad we chose to pack insect repellant and ignore the mosquito warnings. August 22nd got us a perfect hike with wonderful views of ocean, marsh, barn owls on live cam, bayberries, unfamiliar wildflowers, osprey, and a picture-book butterfly garden. There is a boardwalk across "Turtle Pond". No turtles were out on our hike but there was a lovely pair of swans on the pond.The mosquitoes were non-existent and the ocean breeze made hiking comfortable, even on a hot day. The tiny campers with nets and a wading pool were excited to share the moon jellies and tiny hermit crabs that they had captured in their nets for close-up viewing. It's great to know that the future is in good hands at the Felix Neck Sanctuary. The #1 bus will stop at the entrance to the sanctuary with the pull of the cord and pick up is just as easy. Martha's Vineyard is scattered with towns bearing Wampanoag names. The 3/4 mile trail from the main road to the visitors' center , a quiet hike through forest and fields is the perfect location to contemplate the lives of "the people" whose history is easily lost in the bumper-to-bumper traffic and summer crowds of Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and Vineyard Haven. This is our favorite spot on the island.

Visited August 2013
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Edgartown, MA
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“Felix Neck is for everybody”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Felix Neck is a wonderful place to explore the woods, a duck pond, salt marsh, and the tidal pond of Sengecontacket. It is well laid out with clearly marked trails. The trails are accommodating for even the smallest of hikers. There is wonderful birdwatching, and we have spied many other kinds of animals there as well. Early in thhe day, a scavenger hunt for footprints can yield deer, otter, raccoon, and skunk prints! There is also a fantastic discovery room where kids can learn about the island habitats and who resides in them...and almost all are touchable. All this, and some of the best vistas on the island. Enjoy!

Visited April 2013
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Chester, NJ
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Great place to bring a nature skeptic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This place is beautiful and even better, is set up to educate rather than intimidate. We were able to see tons of birds this weekend and our non-birding friends got a great introduction to birding without even trying. The staff loans binoculars (honor system) and was able to point out the best places to try and see things. In addition, because of the owl camera and the great feeders set up outside the visitor's center everyone is able to see really cool things without being frustrated. Great place to bring kids or those who can't walk too much too.

Visited May 2013
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