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Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

#4 of 48 things to do in Chatham Features Animals
Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
+1 508-945-0594
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Wonderful walk.

This is a great spot, part forest/boardwalk, part beach walk. Go at low tide or one of the trails... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Unexpected find on the Cape

Kind of out of the way and parking is not always great there but wonderful reserve with nice... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dianne K
Bedford, New Hampshire
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Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
+1 508-945-0594
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great spot, part forest/boardwalk, part beach walk. Go at low tide or one of the trails will be closed to you. Birdwatching galore, including a giant osprey nest which you can view up close and personal.

Thank Gammie8
Reviewed 2 days ago

Kind of out of the way and parking is not always great there but wonderful reserve with nice boardwalk and pristine beach for walking, no Seals when we were there so maybe visit later in summer? Friendly staff at visitors Center.....

Thank Dianne K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is absolutely gorgeous. I saw some other reviews that say that the people in the visitor center were unhelpful, however the man that was there was great he lets us know what the best walk would be, he reminded us to be aware...More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't believe this place is free!!! And the beaches here are nicer than the National Seashore which were all packed. We took a troll on the trails and it was so fun. We took a detour and ended up on a secluded beach. So...More

Thank funtravelfreak
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stop and see nature at its best! Make sure to keep an eye open for sharks that have been prowling the waters.

Thank mbrogers55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to take the family and let the kids run around if in Chatham. Nice views, very scenic. Note, it can get very windy there.

Thank andy r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exhibits are designed to enhance a visitor's understanding of the refuge and the Cape area... children and adults will learn from the staff. Helpful, knowledgeable staff willing to answer questions and spend time with visitors.

Thank patriciasR2247IM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful, secluded area right on the coast. There are lovely rangers available at the info booth to provide information, insight, and directions to enjoy this great nature walk. No dogs allowed, and they strictly enforce this. Well kept, state of the art pathways,...More

Thank Kendra B
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I hiked here with our 1 year old daughter. We loved the area, can go on the beach, coastal marsh, and upland forest. Birdwatching galore! No parking fee! Would recommend bug spray for ticks, and watch out for poison ivy along the...More

1  Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 28 May 2017

My wife and I first visited Monomoy last May and enjoyed it so much we decided to return this May (2017) during our Cape Cod trip. It is a little tricky, and a bit intimidating, to find. There are many private roads who emphatically tell...More

4  Thank danieloW7812SH
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Janet R
18 July 2017|
Response from Jane S | Reviewed this property |
The walk before the steps to the beach is fairly easy. I have knee troubles too and found the descent to the beach uncomfortable and time-consuming. And remember you have to go back up! Still worth the trip.