Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

The Overlook toward Try Island © Ronald Reynolds
© Ronald Reynolds

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: Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am-4 pm • Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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Birding Through the Seasons

Birding Through the Seasons

Golden Crowned Kinglet © Ken Lee
Golden Crowned Kinglet © Ken Lee

This one-year program will deepen your knowledge about birds and the region’s birding hotspots. Learn more >

Exploring Coastal Cape Cod

Exploring Coastal Cape Cod

Join us to hike the Outer Cape’s most iconic shorelines this winter. Preregister now >

Sanctuary News & Events

Birding through the Seasons in 2023

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

As helpful as they can be, phone apps and field guides can be slow-going for new birders. In 2023, resolve to build your birding ID skills by spending time in the field each month with an experienced birder at some of the region's best birding spots!

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Upcoming Programs

March 11, 2023 (Saturday) 8:30am-3:30pm
This conference will feature a series of presentations from area researchers across Cape Cod, speaking on a diversity of timely natural history topics. Read more
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