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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.
Since COVID-19 upended traditional learning, Mass Audubon educators statewide have worked hard to reinvent our nature-based science programs for schools. The result is a new curriculum that provides maximum flexibility and a connection with the outdoors.
Officially, James Nielsen is Wellfleet Bay’s property manager. But as any staff member or volunteer will tell you, the job title only begins to cover the many roles he fills and his numerous skills and talents. James is marking his 20th year of service at Mass Audubon