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Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

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Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
+1 508-945-0594
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An interesting and very scenic walk with spectacular views

Just along from the rental we were staying in, the reserve was easy for us to find but may be... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2016
Beautiful hike-watch out for high tide!

While there is not much in the way of an education/information center the trails and views were... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2016
Suzie S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
+1 508-945-0594
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Reviewed June 15, 2016

Just along from the rental we were staying in, the reserve was easy for us to find but may be difficult if you are not based in this part of Chatham. Just bear left down the hill immediately after the Chatham Lighthouse and turn right...More

1  Thank EricSurrey_UK
Reviewed June 9, 2016

While there is not much in the way of an education/information center the trails and views were beautiful. You got to see quite a variety of habitats (marsh, beach, woodland). Much of the beach part of the trail is underwater during high tide. There is...More

Thank Suzie S
Reviewed May 25, 2016

What a beautiful must see sanctuary. It was a little tricky to get there as there is a bridge closed right close to the road to go down. Stay on course. It is on a dead end street. There was a lovely woman, Mary Beth,...More

3  Thank AJandCin
Reviewed May 22, 2016

We found this while I was staying on the cape in May 2016 for a girls weekend. The views were spectacular! Truly a hidden gem. There are hiking trails throughout the refuge, and you can walk along the water for a few miles. It's just...More

1  Thank Maryanne191
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

You will see signs that say private road when you're trying to get here. You are permitted to drive on the road as long as you were going straight to the refuge. This wildlife refuges one of over 550 refuges in the national wildlife refuge...More

2  Thank Norjeff2
Reviewed May 18, 2016

The tour office is small but staffed with knowledge able people. Wonderful views and if you can handle the steps a chance to walk on the beach and enjoy nature.

Thank HarryR37
Reviewed February 27, 2016

Lots of beautiful protected seashore. Shells , seals, clean water. Beautiful peaceful beach to walk and enjoy seaside nature.

Thank babsca
Reviewed February 12, 2016

Drive through a wealthy residential area on Morris Island past the posted 'no trespassing' signs to the Wildlife Refuge. Go into the building to see exhibits and get a map for trails and a nice overview. If you go at or near low tide then...More

2  Thank CapeCodCharlie
Reviewed February 9, 2016

Monomoy is always a pleasure to visit. Never know what you'll get to see, even on a rain soaked New England February!

Thank Charlie L
Reviewed January 18, 2016

Cape Cod is a busy, crowded, traffic gridlocked kind of place during the summer season, but you can still "get away from it all" when you go to the Monomoy Wildlife Refuge in Chatham, that is, if you can find it. Getting to the refuge...More

7  Thank sunsetsbythesea
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Janet R
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Response from Kendra B | Reviewed this property |
You can walk as much or as little as you like here. There are benches and stopping spots along the trail to the beach. The trail is not long (3/10ths of a mile to steps down to the beach). The steps are graduated and have a... More