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: Nature Center open Monday-Saturday, 9 am-4 pm; Trails open daily, 7:30 am–8 pm

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Sensory Friendly Days

Sensory Friendly Days • October 19

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

Designed so those with sensory-sensitive needs can connect with nature at their own pace. Sign up >

Field Schools

Cape Cod Field Schools

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Sanctuary News & Events

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Upcoming Programs

September 21, 2021 (Tuesday) 3:30-5:00pm
Join a naturalist to search for and learn about diamondback terrapins, a threatened species of salt marsh turtle. Read more
September 22, 2021 (Wednesday) 8:30-9:30am
Come meet the bird banding team and learn about banding methods and the information gathered from this research. Read more
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