Wellfleet Bay is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-4pm—read guidelines before visiting. Read More
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.
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Join us online for the free 19th Annual State of Wellfleet Harbor Conference! Each session will feature talks on scientific research and topics of importance to the ecology and natural resources of Wellfleet Harbor, its connecting waters, and surrounding community.
Our educators this fall have welcomed the return of local students and teachers to our sanctuaries and special opportunities for hands-on field studies.
More than 5,000 diamondback terrapin hatchlings were released from monitored nests this summer—a productive and possibly record-breaking year for our volunteers and staff!