Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Salt marsh in spring 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. 

Location: 291 State Highway Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: 508-349-2615
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 9 am–4:30 pm; Trails open Tuesday–Saturday, 7:30 am–5:30 pm

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Online Programs

Whip-poor-wills 101 • Online

Eastern Whip-poor-will © Mike Trahan
Eastern Whip-poor-will © Mike Trahan

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Common Buckeye butterfly on aster flower © Sherri VandenAkker
Common Buckeye © Sherri VandenAkker

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June 12, 2020 (Friday) 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Singing Whip-poor-wills are a familiar sound of nights in late spring, but there is so much more beyond the song! Join Sanctua... Learn More >
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