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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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This place is awesome

If you are a nature lover or even if you have kids this is a must see place when visiting Chatham... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
NOEL G
Beautiful Spot to walk your dogs

Especially in the off season, it is not crowded and dogs (on leashes) are welcome. Not so... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
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Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.
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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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"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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Reviewed 19 May 2017

If you are a nature lover or even if you have kids this is a must see place when visiting Chatham Massachusetts. I have been going to Chatham for all of my life and I have never not gone to this place because it is...More

2  Thank NOEL G
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Especially in the off season, it is not crowded and dogs (on leashes) are welcome. Not so welcoming are all the "private roads" signs on the roads you HAVE to use in order to get to the beach at Morris Island! Drive there anyway!

4  Thank EagleEyeBoston
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

A most beautiful walk from the weather station south to the tip where the Atlantic Ocean meets Nantucket Sound is absolutely fascinating and peaceful. It is worth a swim at the tip. It is also possible to continue the beach walk to the west right...More

2  Thank lefrancophile
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a scenic area. Make sure you check the tide time or you will not be able to walk along the shore.

1  Thank Mina50952
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Reviewed 21 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 17 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 13 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

3  Thank JimDMA
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Reviewed 11 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

Thank viihillschick
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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 6 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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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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