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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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One of my favorite things in Chatham!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 June 2016
Sam W
Boston, Massachusetts
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Tewksbury, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 

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Norwich, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 22 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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Chatham, Massachusetts
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The tour office is small but staffed with knowledge able people. Wonderful views and if you can handle the steps a chance to walk on the beach and enjoy nature.

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Bailey, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Lots of beautiful protected seashore. Shells , seals, clean water. Beautiful peaceful beach to walk and enjoy seaside nature.

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