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Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

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Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
+1 508-945-0594
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Gorgeous unspoiled beach

This refuge has great hiking trails on the beach and into salt ponds and pine forests. During the... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
socprof5
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Scituate, Rhode Island
Great Place to Relax

There are several views overlooking the water with seating that is perfect to take in nature. We... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Bob C
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Albany, New York
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Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“high tide” (29 reviews)
“morris island” (20 reviews)
“visitor center” (10 reviews)
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Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

This refuge has great hiking trails on the beach and into salt ponds and pine forests. During the swimming season this would be a nice place to swim.

Thank socprof5
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

There are several views overlooking the water with seating that is perfect to take in nature. We visited in the Fall but I'm sure anytime of year would be enjoyable. A short walk down some stairs takes you to the beach. We found an area...More

Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Monomoy Wildlife Refuge is a great place to view the shifting sands and observe all the natural life on this part of Cape Cod. If you get there either at 0600 or 1600 you can watch the staff launch a weather balloon. Low tide...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

My husband and I walked there from where we were staying. It was about 1 1/4 miles one way but you can also drive there. We took the stairs down to the beach and walked along the beach. We were there in early afternoon and...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

It was really a nice place, but we had a hard time finding it. We have seen no signs on the road to go there, google maps on the cellphone and our gps could not even find the place. And once we got there, we...More

Thank ヴェロニック ガ
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

This refuge is off of a private road. Don't be discouraged by signs and a gate. The entrance to the refuge is shortly after the "Private Roads" sign. There is a modest visitors center, but the garden for the bird feeders was swarming with chickadees,...More

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Well worth the time and effort. You can in theory hike there but, several boat options are available. Our trip operator was knowledgeable about the history and geography of the area as well as the abundant wildlife. We saw hundreds of seals in action.

Thank FYICharleston
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Beautiful trails and walks along a stunning beach. Go to the visitor's center first to get a trail map and a thorough summary from knowledgeable people.

1  Thank bookworm603
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

A little visited nature preserve in busy Chatham. Worth finding past the Coast Guard Lighthouse. Free parking at the nature center. But, you have to time the visit properly because of the tides. With high tide you will get wet to get to the beach....More

Thank JoelAvonCT
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

A beautiful path takes you along the seashore and inland. You can create your own trails along the water in and out of the sand bars depending on tide timing. People along the beach digging for clams, fishing, and yes, relaxing! Plenty of parking, restrooms.

1  Thank Dave R
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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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