Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
boardwalk trail through a grassy meadow
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet

Family Fun at Wellfleet Bay

Have fun with the whole family at Wellfleet Bay, either on your own or during an organized program.

Nature Play Area

Wellfleet Bay's Nature Play Area invites kids to engage with the natural world around them and to create and problem solve. The area includes a musical fence, a big bird’s nest, a tunnel inside a tree trunk, log balance beams, and steppingstones. In addition, there are fully accessible picnic tables and benches.

Go on a Quest

The length of the Quest is just under a mile and takes approximately 45 minutes. You'll follow the rhyming clues to navigate and learn about this sanctuary's wildlife, habitats, and land use history. 

Welcome to the Wellfleet Bay Quest.
We’re pleased to have you as our guest.
This quest is a search that will take you through
our habitats. We’ll send you to
the ponds, the woods, and out to the marsh
to see the creatures that live with us.
Just follow the clues, and keep a sharp eye
for crabs and turtles, and birds flying by.
Now you are ready to get on your way.
Enjoy your adventure at Wellfleet Bay!

Download this Quest or pick up a printed copy at the sanctuary.

download Wellfleet Bay Quest (1.4 MB)

Camping

Camping at Wellfleet Bay offers the natural world of the sanctuary for exploration and enjoyment. Our campground, which includes 17 campsites, is small, quiet, and rustic. Learn more about camping at Wellfleet Bay

Vacation Week Programs

Children ages 5 to 11 can spend school vacation at Wellfleet Bay’s Vacation Adventures in February and April. 

Learn more about our vacation week programs