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Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

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Great walks around this place except at high tide. Some of the trails are underwater at that time... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
danielKeiran
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Sacramento, California
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Such a surprise

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge is a wilderness area and was originally established to provide... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Burkhard042
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Cologne, Germany
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Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.
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Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
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+1 508-945-0594
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Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Great walks around this place except at high tide. Some of the trails are underwater at that time. We saw some great birds from the beach and enjoyed the walk through the neighborhood.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank danielKeiran
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge is a wilderness area and was originally established to provide habitat for migratory birds. Follow Morris Island Road south of Chatham Lighthouse and you get to the Visitor Center which was closed off season when we visited. But you can look...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Burkhard042
Reviewed 30 October 2018

My wife and I hiked the beach trail in late October. We went out a hour after low tide and saw horseshoe crabs and gulls, and lots of various shell shells. After a couple of miles we turned around and came back. Tide was now...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JJMTBD
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Helpful staff at the visitor center; no printed trail maps so make sure to take a photo of the trail map in the center before heading out. Tides impact the beach trail so be mindful of high tide - parts can be inaccessible when the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank smolchaji
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

First time visit - slightly challenging to find. Not a big building. The two volunteers were very helpful pointing out touring options. Limited visitor parking. Clean restrooms. Weather and high tide limited beach touring.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BrianS612
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Stayed here about 90 minutes. The folks at the visitor center were very nice. They advised us to stay away from the forest area due to ticks. We walked the beach. We skipped stones and looked for horseshoe crabs. We didn't see any. Another tourist...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Deborah T
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We took this ride to see the seals on the Island. It was neat - choppy, but neat. People were nice, weather was perfect, seals cooperated.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Molly L
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

The refuge consists of a trail through woods, marsh and along a beach, a visitor's center and the beach itself, all of them reached via a causeway built by the government to give access to the island and tucked in among ludicrously expensive and beautiful...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The most abundant and beautiful fishery on the east coast. If your looking for big and powerful stripers you have come the right place.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Oleh S
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Beautiful. The national wildlife refuge and coastline are a must see. Lots of seals, beautiful scenery.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jabrd
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trt10102018
15 June 2018|
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Response from Mardenvt |
Pets are NOT allowed May 1st - Sept 15
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Julia W
17 April 2018|
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Response from Niagara71 | Reviewed this property |
You drive over a causeway and past the sign that says private road- first road on your left. It’s free. You will want to walk the beach make sure you are going on low tide. Check out the ranger station- very knowledgeable... More
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Janet R
18 July 2017|
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Response from Kendra B | Reviewed this property |
You can walk as much or as little as you like here. There are benches and stopping spots along the trail to the beach. The trail is not long (3/10ths of a mile to steps down to the beach). The steps are graduated and have a... More
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