Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Vista from the Bay View Trail 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. Please leave dogs and other pets at home.

Location: 291 State Highway Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: 508-349-2615
Hours: Trails open daily, 7:30 am–6 pm; Info desk & restrooms open Thursdays–Saturdays, 9:30 am–3:00 pm

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Birding Programs

Beginner Birdwatching 2 • Online

Gray Catbird on a leafy branch © Sherri Vandenakker
Gray Catbird © Sherri Vandenakker

Get ready for spring migration! Learn everything you need to know to start birding. Sign up >

Online Programs

Gardening with Native Plants • Online

You can plan and create beautiful gardens that help wildlife! Beginning gardeners welcome. Register >

Sanctuary News & Events

Ruby-throated Hummingbird visiting monarda flower (Kristin Foresto/Mass Audubon)

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Doris Countryman, a longtime volunteer who shared her love of birds and nature, left a special legacy to Wellfleet Bay so the place where she spent so much time enjoying nature could continue helping others enjoy it for years to come.

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Upcoming Programs

April 20, 2021 (Tuesday) - April 23, 2021 (Friday) (8:30am-12:30pm)
Our drop-off school vacation week program immerses children in nature through stories, games, crafts, and hikes led by our exp... Learn More >
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