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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

#2 of 37 things to do in Wellfleet Features Animals
291 State Highway, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
+1 508-349-2615
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Calm and Peaceful Sanctuary with Fantastic Trails

My family thoroughly hiking the various trails exploring marshes, woodlands, ponds, the boardwalk... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Even more beautiful in November

My daughter and I visited this on a cold, windy day in November. There was not a lot going on in... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
Canton, Georgia
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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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“nature center” (23 reviews)
“salt marsh” (22 reviews)
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291 State Highway, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
+1 508-349-2615
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

My family thoroughly hiking the various trails exploring marshes, woodlands, ponds, the boardwalk to the beach, and so many birds! Very friendly staff at the visitor's center will help you decide which trails to take and loan you binoculars. We were able to hit 3...More

Thank kathy1966
Reviewed 23 November 2016

My daughter and I visited this on a cold, windy day in November. There was not a lot going on in terms of tours and educational programs - but, the list for "seasonal" educational offerings was really interesting. We walked the trails and really enjoyed...More

Thank nwilliamscapecod
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had heard about the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary so we went to check it out. Very nice visitors center with friendly staff. They have several walking trails through the woods and along the marshes where you can see wildlife and nature as you go....More

1  Thank gene2632
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Sanctuary opens at 8:00 AM but the nature center didn't until 8:30, so I put my $5 fee into a slot on a pipe at the entrance to the trails (which was sort of hard to find without the mapI would normally be able...More

1  Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

great place to go for a relazing few hours, water all around, trails are easy 1 to 1.5 miles, birds surround you, check for mushrooms of white, brown, gold and even yrllow; the views are everywhere. the hardest is find the location just after the...More

Thank r0ger68
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I've driven by the sanctuary off route 6 for 25+ years and never stopped. Over the Columbus Day holiday, we took a few hours to explore. Definitely worth the $5 entry fee. There are a number of trails and depending on the tide, you can...More

1  Thank TripLizzie
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a great place for any age group. their exhibits and walks to the shore are well laid out. A great place to experience not only the ocean but also Salt Marsh and mud flats. It is important to plan your day with the...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Tall marsh grasses and wooded paths take you away from the crowds. Gorgeous vistas across varied Cape Cod scenery, truly beautiful. Great spot to animal watch, hike and appreciate nature.

Thank newfun
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We usually rent a place that is very close to the sanctuary, so we visit it on every trip. The center, its displays, and the walkways are packed with good information about the local wildlife, but if you just go for the views you'll be...More

Thank Two-Baby-Boomers
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Right off of Rt. 6 in Wellfleet, you could pretty well miss it unless looking for it. Be sure to put it in your navigator because you don't want to miss it! This is an absolute bargain for the $5 entry fee. After looking at...More

Thank travelingfun101
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15 September 2016|
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Response from bioguy | Reviewed this property |
No way!
Michael S
7 August 2015|
Response from astudyincontrasts | Reviewed this property |
There are various options but most are relatively short (1/2 hour each).