Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Wellfleet Bay provides peace and unmatched beauty on the hillsides and shoreline overlooking Wellfleet Harbor. Extensive trails bring you to a panoramic salt marsh, sandy barrier beach, and pine woodlands, each attracting a wide array of wildlife. The sanctuary features a universally accessible trail and an award-winning “green” nature center with numerous exhibits and aquariums. Read more >

HOURS: Tuesday–Sunday, 8:30 am–5 pm
TRAILS: Daily, 8 am-dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event April 22, 2017
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For the fifth year, Wellfleet Bay, the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, and WCAI Radio are pleased to announce a presentation of our Sea Change environmental film series. Films will be shown at WHAT's Julie Harris Stage. The series concludes April 22 with Nature's Orchestra: Sounds of Our Changing Planet.

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The 2017 Field School schedule offers adults opportunities to learn more about migrating songbirds and shorebirds, turtles, animal tracking, native pollinators, and the Outer Cape's spectacular landscapes.

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Looking for a way to get your kids outdoors this summer? Check out Wellfleet Bay's Natural History Day Camps in Wellfleet and Chatham!

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Upcoming Programs

March 31, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
It's that time of year again; the woodcocks are dancing! The dazzling, aerial displays of the courting...
April 1, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
This interactive presentation by Wild Care Executive Director Stephanie Ellis will reveal how a bird...
April 7, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
It's that time of year again; the woodcocks are dancing! The dazzling, aerial displays of the courting...
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Birthday Parties

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Looking for a place to have an exciting and memorable birthday? We offer birthday parties with guided indoor and outdoor activities. Learn More

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Membership benefits include free admission to all of our wildlife sanctuaries across the state, plus discounts on programs and shop purchases.

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