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, 8 am–6 pm

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December 8, 2021 (Wednesday) 2:00-4:00pm
Search for cold-stunned juvenile sea turtles stranded on Cape Cod Bay beaches on the high tide. Learn about sea turtle biology, behavior, and conservation. Read more
December 10, 2021 (Friday) 3:30-5:30pm
Search for cold-stunned juvenile sea turtles stranded on Cape Cod Bay beaches on the high tide. Learn about sea turtle biology, behavior, and conservation. Read more
December 18, 2021 (Saturday) 10:00am-12:00pm
Search for cold-stunned juvenile sea turtles stranded on Cape Cod Bay beaches on the high tide. Learn about sea turtle biology, behavior, and conservation. Read more
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