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“Quiet and peaceful walking area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #3 of 48 things to do in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.
New York
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31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Quiet and peaceful walking area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Beautiful views of the water. There is a walking trail and map however once you get to the beach it is hard to find the trail back through the marsh/woods. Once we found it the trail turned out to be flooded and unwalkable. We did not see many animals other than the typical crab. It was a beautiful walk however and free!

Visited June 2013
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Pelham, New Hampshire, United States
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“informative”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I live locally and have visited the Refuge hundreds of times. But you can really learn to appreciate the wildlife when you take a little tour inside (free) and learn about nature. Be sure to take a seal tour on the Rip Ryder AWESOME bring the whole family

Visited June 2013
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Tinley Park, Illinois
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nature lovers dream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Small museum, limited hours though.Refuge has miles of beach to walk, observe and breathe in the sea salt air.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Margi S
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Pomfret, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Monomoy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Beautiful location and great wildlife viewing. They could use more signs designating which areas are private and which are public

Visited June 2013
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Thank Annie K
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Horseshoe crabs, osprey, serenity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

A wonderful place to experience unspoiled nature. We spotted a pair of horseshoe crabs mating in the shallows by the shore, an osprey on its nest, and various other sea birds, shells, and interesting rocks during a late afternoon walk on the beach. The ranger in the visitor's center was very informative, as we're the exhibits. A rare opportunity to see some of these amazing pre-historic creatures in their natural habitat in an area that is trying to preserve them from being used for bait.

Visited May 2013
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