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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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We went into the station and the guide there was very helpful. Explaining about the birds and other... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Niagara71
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Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Truly amazing

This beach is amazing. It's such a beautiful walk full of nature. As you walk along the beach you... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Owen D
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Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“high tide” (30 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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+1 508-945-0594
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"beautiful walk"
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"poison ivy"
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"bring bug spray"
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"bird feeders"
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"tide schedule"
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"stage harbor"
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"short hike"
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"piping plover"
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"natural beauty"
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"cape cod"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went into the station and the guide there was very helpful. Explaining about the birds and other animals that share the refuge- the trails are clearly labeled and the walk around the tip of the island is completely worth it

Thank Niagara71
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This beach is amazing. It's such a beautiful walk full of nature. As you walk along the beach you can watch all kinds of birds playing in the surf and seals swimming in the waves. There are all sorts of cool shells and rocks too....More

Thank Owen D
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

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

1  Thank John L
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

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

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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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Julia W
16 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
17 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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