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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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The Elbow of the Cape is Spectacular

Cape Cod is a special place with a huge amount of natural diversity. The "Elbow" of the Cape is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John L
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West Hartford, Connecticut
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

Visited here with my hubby while meeting up with family here for the first time in January during... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
elizabeth12285
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Deltona, Florida
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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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"natural beauty"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cape Cod is a special place with a huge amount of natural diversity. The "Elbow" of the Cape is one of my favorites. This was actually my first visit to the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. It was a short weekend and a beautiful Saturday in...More

Thank John L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here with my hubby while meeting up with family here for the first time in January during winter. Locals said to go here if I wanted to view wildlife like seals however I didn't see any the time of my visit. It had two...More

Thank elizabeth12285
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is one of my favorite places on earth! Come visit in the early fall.. the migratory birds are amazing! The trail is super unique too.. it follows the shore, then into a small stand of woods, then into marsh land and into Stage Harbor.....More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

My husband and I (along with our three dogs!) visited this refuge on a cool autumn afternoon. Specifically, we walked the Morris Island loop trail, which took us over a beach and through a marshland. The unspoiled shoreline and marshland made for a peaceful, serene...More

1  Thank Ashton S
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

When on Cape Cod and looking for something unique, take a ride to the Monomoy Wildlife Refuge in Chatham. Don't be fooled by the "wildlife" part. This is so much more and worth taking the time to see. In fact, pack a picnic lunch and...More

2  Thank Grammie321
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Small parking area and somewhat difficult for us to locate. The park has a small walking trail and beach access where at low tide you can walk for miles. Although we did not see any seals here, there were plenty of sea birds around the...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge has come a long way since it was a gunnery range for the U.S. Army in the 1940s. In 1951, the wildlife refuge was established. Located on Wikis Way on Morris Island off Chatham, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, with Nantucket Sound...More

1  Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We went back twice, we liked it so much. The walk along the water was beautiful and the view from above memorable. The big houses amazing. Don't skip the museum. There are two rooms, the second better than the first. And don't let all the...More

1  Thank Traveling_JenRI
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Small nature center with free but smaller parking area, great views, lots of steps leading down to the beach. Definitely worth exploring!

1  Thank Katy H
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Enjoyed the self walking tour around the beach/sound areas. Many nesting birds and numerous skeletal horseshoe crabs. Excellent views all around.

1  Thank TarHeel071
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Janet 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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