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–5:00pm, closed Mondays
TRAILS: Open daily, 8:00 am-dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event October 27, 2017

Families are invited to celebrate the Halloween holiday by exploring our delightfully spooky pine forest after dark. You'll be entertained and enlightened by curious creatures from the natural world you'll meet along the way!

Displaying male turkeys © Teddy Llovet
© Teddy Llovet

Join us this fall and winter for sociable and educational bird talks. Warm beverages and sweet treats will be provided.

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Upcoming Programs

October 18, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Keep warm with a hot beverage and a sweet treat while discovering the fascinating avian diversity of...
October 20, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Experience the best of morning bird activity with a Wellfleet Bay naturalist on this walk along Goose...
October 21, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Wellfleet Bay has re-established a bird banding station to study the migration of songbirds. The Sanctuary...
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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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