Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Salt marsh 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. 

Location: 291 State Highway Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: 508-349-2615
Hours: Trails open Tuesday–Saturday, 7:30 am–7:30 pm

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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Before COVID-19, Wellfleet Bay's educators were in schools from Harwich to Provincetown on a daily basis. Now their focus in on providing teachers with the content and support they need most. But how do you deliver in-the-field experiences through a 2-D screen?

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