Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

View from the upper Bay View Trail in autumn at 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. Please leave dogs and other pets at home.

Location: 291 State Highway Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: 508-349-2615
Hours: Nature Center open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 am-4 pm; Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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If you're ready to learn more birds than the ones at your feeder, your chance is coming up! Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary birding ace Chris Walz will be kicking off his popular year-long birding program covering the Cape's many birding hot spots.

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February 16, 2022 (Wednesday) 4:30-6:00pm
Look and listen for nocturnal wildlife, as we enjoy the sun setting over Cape Cod Bay and the full moon rising over the treetops to the east. Read more
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