Nature Center & Trails at Wellfleet Bay

Boardwalk trail at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary © Victoria Bettuelli
© Victoria Bettuelli

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The beautiful Esther Underwood Johnson Nature Center is an award-winning green building. Within the building there are exhibits, a Green Building "Trail", and a gift shop.

Beyond the nature center, you can visit  our wildlife garden, explore 5 miles of trails, and spend the night at a small campground for members of Mass Audubon.


Bay View Trail winds through shaded pine/oak woodlands.

The Boardwalk crosses over the salt marsh to the beach!

Goose Pond Trail visits a diversity of habitats; great for birdwatching, all-person accessible from the Nature Center to Goose Pond.

Silver Spring Trail borders a small fresh water pond.

Try Island Trail supports an oak/hickory woodland and views of Cape Cod Bay.

All Persons Pathway and Sensory Trail, which includes an audio tour available for download.

Wellfeet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Trail Map