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Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
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+1 508-945-0594

Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special...

Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.

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Great beach to walk and explore!

We visted Monomoy a few times during our stay, choosing to walk the beach both to the left and right. The kids found a ton of sea life during these walks. We also encountered a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 July 2016
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We visted Monomoy a few times during our stay, choosing to walk the beach both to the left and right. The kids found a ton of sea life during these walks. We also encountered a coyote up close as he swam from an island in the ocean and ran up the dunes right in front of us. The boys were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Small car park and new steps down to the beach. If you lucky you may see a bird of prey. Lovely sand and very quiet spot.

Thank HowardGuess
Tewksbury, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Nice place to walk along the beaches enjoying the Nature in , along the Ocean and the Beaches. From Lobsters, Crabs, Seals, Mussels, and Much much More.. Caution There are Ticks in the tall brush and weeds if you leave the Sandy Beaches. Not a big deal just check your self often. Some of the Nature trails Could be Mapped... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

The Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge is special, and well worth putting on one's list of "must do's". The walk down to the beach is beautiful, and when you get there, the world slows down, and you are in one of the most beautiful spots in all of the US. If you are up for an early morning adventure, show up... More 

2 Thank Sam W
Norwich, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

I've been walking these trails for 40 years and it never gets old. If you walk long enought (about an hour each way) you'll discover a lighthouse and an inlet with boats traveling through it. Both pleasure boats and people fishing can be seen regularly along the way. Wild roses bloom along the trail and some very large homes are... More 

Thank Dan O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Just along from the rental we were staying in, the reserve was easy for us to find but may be difficult if you are not based in this part of Chatham. Just bear left down the hill immediately after the Chatham Lighthouse and turn right onto Morris Island Road. At the T junction keep to the left and the reserve... More 

1 Thank EricSurrey_UK
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

While there is not much in the way of an education/information center the trails and views were beautiful. You got to see quite a variety of habitats (marsh, beach, woodland). Much of the beach part of the trail is underwater during high tide. There is a way to go through a nearby neighborhood to see the other half of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

What a beautiful must see sanctuary. It was a little tricky to get there as there is a bridge closed right close to the road to go down. Stay on course. It is on a dead end street. There was a lovely woman, Mary Beth, working in the visitor center. She was refreshing and knowledgeable. You followed a lovely little... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We found this while I was staying on the cape in May 2016 for a girls weekend. The views were spectacular! Truly a hidden gem. There are hiking trails throughout the refuge, and you can walk along the water for a few miles. It's just so peaceful and beautiful. There are stairs to get down to the water and they... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

You will see signs that say private road when you're trying to get here. You are permitted to drive on the road as long as you were going straight to the refuge. This wildlife refuges one of over 550 refuges in the national wildlife refuge system a nationwide network of lands and waters that the US Fish and wildlife service... More 

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