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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

#2 of 36 things to do in Wellfleet Features Animals
291 State Highway, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
+1 508-349-2615
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Jewel on the Cape

Wife and I have been stopping on at the wildlife sanctuary for more that 30 years. Whether you are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Saratoga Springs, New York
via mobile
Many Trails

an excellent place to visit at all seasons, View the scenery and the habitats, the different... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Taunton, Massachusetts
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“nature center” (22 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 yesterday via mobile

Wife and I have been stopping on at the wildlife sanctuary for more that 30 years. Whether you are looking for a nature trail for hike, a museum, or a bookshop specializing in nature and the outdoors, this the THE place on Cape Cod.

Thank Monophoto-1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

an excellent place to visit at all seasons, View the scenery and the habitats, the different species of flora and fauna. Many different habitats, Great for families

Thank 821Bee
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

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

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
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Can we ride mountain bikes on any of the trails?
15 September 2016|
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Response from bioguy | Reviewed this property |
No way!
cheryl k
Can I bring my dog to walk with us (on leash of course)?
15 April 2016|
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Michael S
How long of a walk us it
7 August 2015|
Response from astudyincontrasts | Reviewed this property |
There are various options but most are relatively short (1/2 hour each).