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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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291 State Highway, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
+1 508-349-2615
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Great walk

What a wonderful place. The museum is great for young and old. Did the pond walk. About 2 miles... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Dennis J
Boston, Massachusetts
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Sea Shore Ramble

While I have reviewed the cruise in the past this year we booked the sea Shore Ramble. It was a... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Woodbury, Connecticut
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This preserve is a great place to commune with nature and watch the sunset.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fiddler crabs” (31 reviews)
“nature center” (23 reviews)
“salt marsh” (24 reviews)
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291 State Highway, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
+1 508-349-2615
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place. The museum is great for young and old. Did the pond walk. About 2 miles round trip. Good trail. Not to strenuous for old or young. Go at low tide and you can extend your walk further. Plenty to see. Birds,...More

1  Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

While I have reviewed the cruise in the past this year we booked the sea Shore Ramble. It was a wonderful experience and our naturalist was excellent with our 4 and 5 year old. It is a 2 1/2 hour hike so bring water, sunscreen,...More

Thank KarenR86
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We've been here several times, and always enjoy every minute. Very easy, level walk along a solid path. If you want to venture to the water, at high tide, be prepared for some tide pooling, but well worth the effort. Very scenic, and always amazed...More

Thank tcandcc2016
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on a Saturday, and it was a nice way to see some nature. Saw a 3' black racer snake, turtles, turkeys, lots of birds and fiddler crabs. Nice walk thru the marshes. Only $5 for adults to get in, and it was well...More

Thank Lauralanglois
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of the finest marshes on the east coast. It's so big that it straddles the length of Wellfleet so it's always around while you're in town. The wildlife is incredible!

Thank 970alexanderp
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We loved hiking the trails here. We got here at around 5pm and ended up spending the evening there and didn't want to leave. This was the first time I have ever seen dino bones! And the birds and trails are awesome. Go there. For...More

Thank funtravelfreak
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This guided tour starts at 4:30pm. We learned a lot about diamond back turtles and their natural habitat. The highlight of the tour was finding a turtle nest and watching their staffs to install a protective cage around the nest to prevent the eggs from...More

Thank tolive
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the sanctuary on a cloudy, windy day, although we were lucky because it did not rain. Nice little visitors' center with very helpful and friendly staff. They recommended us a route that our 3-year-old is able to complete as well, without carrying him....More

1  Thank EszterAr
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful trails in woods and over beaches. Incredible views, lots to explore. Bring binoculars! Amazing birding spot. Excellent nature center. We go every year. Modest donation fee to support their work.

Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Great day exploring with a 3 & 5 year old. The trails are easy walks with lots to see and explore! We did the trail around the pond and then the one down to the boardwalk. The pond trail was nice, lots of frogs and...More

1  Thank mcholm
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15 September 2016|
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Response from bioguy | Reviewed this property |
No way!
15 April 2016|
Response from KarenR86 | Reviewed this property |
No pets. It is a Wild Life Preserve.
Michael S
7 August 2015|
Response from astudyincontrasts | Reviewed this property |
There are various options but most are relatively short (1/2 hour each).