Skunknett River Wildlife Sanctuary

Swamp at Skunknett River Wildlife Sanctuary

Walking the tree-lined trails at Skunknett River, you can witness nature reclaiming former mill sites and explore a fragrant Atlantic White Cedar swamp. The name "Skunknett" comes from an Algonquin word that means "a fishing place for eel." Indeed, American Eels may be seen in the sanctuary’s waterways.

Location: Bumps River Road, Barnstable, MA 
Hours: Trails, open daily dawn to dusk

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Explore Our Trails

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Explore 1 mile of trails including the Overlook Trail, where you can see views of West Pond where black-crowned night-herons, ospreys, and migrating ducks may be spotted. Learn More