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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

#2 of 37 things to do in Wellfleet Features Animals
291 State Highway, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
+1 508-349-2615
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Wonderful walk and views

This is a wonderful place to take everyone. Several different trails with gorgeous views of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Deb K
Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
via mobile
Beautiful site

This is a lovely wildlife sanctuary along the shores of Wellfleet Bay, with nice hiking trails... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Scott B
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This preserve is a great place to commune with nature and watch the sunset.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fiddler crabs” (29 reviews)
“nature center” (23 reviews)
“salt marsh” (22 reviews)
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291 State Highway, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
+1 508-349-2615
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to take everyone. Several different trails with gorgeous views of marshaes along Cape Cod bay. The goose pond trail and board walk were very picturesque. Highly recommend.

Thank Deb K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely wildlife sanctuary along the shores of Wellfleet Bay, with nice hiking trails through a variety of different terrains. The fiddler crabs down toward the shore are particularly entertaining.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Mass Audubon property was one of the highlights of our week on Cape Cod. Over the course of several visits we explored all the different trails, totaling 5+ miles. This property has it all, from lovely spring-fed ponds with water lilies to salt marshes...More

Thank ZamiaV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited at low tide so you can easily walk out to the beach. Wildlife everywhere in the salt marshes and on land. Highly recommend spending at least a couple hours here.

1  Thank Rhroncich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place. The museum is great for young and old. Did the pond walk. About 2 miles round trip. Good trail. Not to strenuous for old or young. Go at low tide and you can extend your walk further. Plenty to see. Birds,...More

1  Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While I have reviewed the cruise in the past this year we booked the sea Shore Ramble. It was a wonderful experience and our naturalist was excellent with our 4 and 5 year old. It is a 2 1/2 hour hike so bring water, sunscreen,...More

Thank KarenR86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here several times, and always enjoy every minute. Very easy, level walk along a solid path. If you want to venture to the water, at high tide, be prepared for some tide pooling, but well worth the effort. Very scenic, and always amazed...More

Thank tcandcc2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on a Saturday, and it was a nice way to see some nature. Saw a 3' black racer snake, turtles, turkeys, lots of birds and fiddler crabs. Nice walk thru the marshes. Only $5 for adults to get in, and it was well...More

Thank Lauralanglois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the finest marshes on the east coast. It's so big that it straddles the length of Wellfleet so it's always around while you're in town. The wildlife is incredible!

Thank 970alexanderp
Reviewed July 13, 2017

We loved hiking the trails here. We got here at around 5pm and ended up spending the evening there and didn't want to leave. This was the first time I have ever seen dino bones! And the birds and trails are awesome. Go there. For...More

Thank funtravelfreak
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September 14, 2016|
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Response from bioguy | Reviewed this property |
No way!
cheryl k
April 14, 2016|
Response from KarenR86 | Reviewed this property |
No pets. It is a Wild Life Preserve.
Michael S
August 7, 2015|
Response from astudyincontrasts | Reviewed this property |
There are various options but most are relatively short (1/2 hour each).