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.
Hurricane Earl was well out at sea, but the storm’s effects were felt both in the large ocean swells along the Cape’s backshore and at Wellfleet Bay’s banding station. “It’s definitely affecting the birds,” notes master bander James Junda. “They can sense the storm, they’re moving around, and we’re catching them!"
It’s been a hot, dry field season for Wellfleet Bay’s Diamondback Terrapin team and the nearly 100 volunteers who’ve been monitoring nests from Orleans to Wellfleet. And despite too many insect-infested nests, the summer, as always, offered a number of uplifting moments!