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“Great place for a nature walk!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
P.O. Box 236, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
508-349-2615
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Wellfleet
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Viewing foliage, Camping
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Owner description: This preserve is a great place to commune with nature and watch the sunset.
West Hartford, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great place for a nature walk!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

If you can walk a mile or so on compressed sand, it's really worth walking out to the tidal flats at the sanctuary. They run many tours with a naturalist (highly recommended) who will point out lots of interesting things along the way. Each naturalist will point out different things, which is why I never find this walk old.

Often is you go on the "Seashore Scramble" or a similar walk, the group will bring out dip nets and a big seine net. This is so much fun is you like discovering what nature has to share and don't mind getting a little wet or dirty.

This is always on my must-do list every summer!

Visited July 2012
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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“All Season”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We typically travel to the Cape during the warmer weather like most people, but we recently went to the Cape for a long weekend. With not much to do on the Cape in the winter, we searched for things to do with the kids and found some cool things happen here. One of the events was the Owl Prowl. Kids sat around and participated in an interactive Owl demo. After the sit down, we went on a trail to see if we could see anything nature related. This was our first time here and were really surprised at the unique trail and to see the marshes and bay. it was sunset, so it was an extra treat. I know that we will definitely look up activities happening here next visit and probably go for an independent hike as well.

Visited January 2013
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Massachusetts
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“Good birding & great views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Part of the National Seashore. Several nice trails near water allow many scenic views & opportunity to see birds. Not usually crowded if you walk over a half mile from parking.

Visited May 2012
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Brewster, Massachusetts
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“Don't Miss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I'm ashamed to say I have lived on the Cape for many years and hadn't been to the Sanctuary,it took visitors from out of town to get me there.wonderful views and birds with lots of interesting displays but the trails and views of the marshes and bay were awesome.Go check it out.

Visited September 2012
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eastham
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“Something different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Not something you would expect. This is the quiet part of the cape and very nice for the entire family.

Visited July 2012
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