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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 291 State Highway, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone Number: 508-349-2615
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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This preserve is a great place to commune with nature and watch the sunset.

This preserve is a great place to commune with nature and watch the sunset.

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Great Nature Walk

My wife, four-year-old daughter and I took a lovely nature walk here. We had an excellent tour guide and were quickly able to learn all about the marsh lands and the many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Beth R
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife, four-year-old daughter and I took a lovely nature walk here. We had an excellent tour guide and were quickly able to learn all about the marsh lands and the many creatures that inhabit the Cape. We were able to take a stroller on the first part of the walk, and then my daughter was easily able to complete... More 

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Thank Beth R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I stopped by here during our trip at Cape Cod. We hiked through pine and oak forest, saw a beautiful lake, crossed a boardwalk across marshland and saw the most amazing untouched beach on the Atlantic. The vistas were amazing! My kids loved watching the hundreds of tiny crabs along our walk to the beach. Being on... More 

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Thank Lauren K
Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were delighted to find that our motel on Cape Cod was less than a mile from this sanctuary. We spent a morning exploring the salt marsh and shoreline. We loved it so much that we returned for the full moon walk the next evening. We experienced a view of a gorgeous sunset and moonrise. A knowledgeable naturalist helped us... More 

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Thank Warmnothot
Red Hook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been coming back here for years and years. Gorgeous doesn't do it justice! Don't miss the boardwalk that goes into the bay

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a bit hard to find this place. Our GPS took us to a bike shop, but fortunately the person at the bike store could direct us. The signs coming from the north are small and right on top of the turn, making it a challenge driving in traffic on route 6. However, once we found it, we went... More 

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I are members and have an affinity for Audubon sanctuaries. This is one we have visited many times. This time we brought two young grandkids who were enamored with the fiddler crabs and wading birds. It's a great place to visit early in the morning on those hot summer days or any time in spring or fall.... More 

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Thank bioguy
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Audubon réservés are always terrific...but this one is a real paradise. We had a special experience going in the afternoon waiting for the sunset in a gorgeous day. The path is really easy and we just made 1/4 of the parcours. It is worthwhile to make ia all. Beautiful trees, bushes, wild flower, tutees nests..... very pleasant and relaxing. Enjoy!!!!!

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Thank Lilianaterranova
Foxboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to view the natural Cape on the bayside. Easy hiking trails take you to several different habitats formulas marshes to woodlands and fields. Shorebirds galore along with crabs, turtles and other fauna make this a great place for kids to learn about the natural cape. Great visitor center explains many of the forces shaping the cape and its... More 

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Thank WoodyMCP
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are members and visit the Audubon in Wellfleet every time we are on the Cape. The natural beauty of the place is just stunning, beautiful walking trails and of course look at the birds (not to mention the turtles and fish). It is simply serene.

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Thank NYMike120
Enfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in June 2016, and were blessed with near perfect weather. This wildlife sanctuary was a very pleasurable visit. It is very well maintained and the walking trails were very nice, some shady, some sunny, and lots of places to sit down and enjoy the views. We didn't see a lot of wildlife, but the trails and views were... More 

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