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Sandwich Fish Hatchery

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Free Fishy Fun

So this place breeds and feeds the local trout that they use to stock all the local ponds. It's... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
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It’s Free!

Can’t complain too much about a free activity! Maybe a less than hour stop for the kids to feed the... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Middletown, Connecticut
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All reviews fish food trout bring quarters great place to take the kids run around free activity all ages stages feeding tanks growth fun mushy swarm feeds cape
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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

So this place breeds and feeds the local trout that they use to stock all the local ponds. It's environmental so carry in carry out any trash or items. Being quarters and a disposable cup or small container to buy fish food and feed the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank theao880
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Can’t complain too much about a free activity! Maybe a less than hour stop for the kids to feed the varying stages of trout. Quarter vending machines for a handful of fish food, fyi no bathroom facilities.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank imsupafly
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Interesting stop. Nice to see the many varieties of fish. Visited in June, did not see employees other than those working hard to maintain the area. Could leisurely walk through the pools looking at the variety of fish. Most pools were labeled. Nice stop. Free.....you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank JoyceVanPelt
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Great place to go ... very peaceful. You also get to feed the fish ! Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Topshelf26
Reviewed February 13, 2018

This state run facility is well organized and efficiently run. The onsite employees were glad to share stories about how they protect the fish from marauding storks. Although it was cold, it was interesting. Plenty of parking and free, I imagine that it would make...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank JODENE2016
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Interesting stop in Sandwich, MA. Spend 10-20 mins. looking at fish from fingerlings to mature-sized trouts. Bring quarters to get feeds.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank NDGM90
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way onto the Cape, after a long car ride. It was a great spot for the kids (especially the toddler) to run around and blow off some steam. They loved getting close to the fish and feeding them. For a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank alp0722
Reviewed July 23, 2017

I just went here recently and have been back 2 times. I love the drive through the canopy of trees. It is free, but don't forget the quarters! You get fish food to feed the fish. When you first walk to the open cement pools,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank moraha
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

Free and open to the public, this hatchery has been operating since 1916! Bring the kids, they will have great fun feeding the fish (need quarters to buy food). Very educational for all ages. Depending on the time of year you will see fish in...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Mary M
Reviewed April 30, 2017

This is a very cool place to visit on Cape Cod and there is no charge to visit the hatchery. From toddlers to grandparents, everyone enjoys this spot. It is right off the highway, but in a quiet secluded location. There are quite a few...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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ty b
August 2, 2017|
Response from PatriciaS6392 | Reviewed this property |
There are a decent number of parking spaces in the lot, but just for a single row of cars. I think you would probably have to park unconventionally using several single spaces. So it would depend on how busy it is the day... More
April 20, 2016|
Response from PatriciaS6392 | Reviewed this property |
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