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WELLFLEET BAY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

WELLFLEET BAY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Address:
291 State Highway, Route 6
Wellfleet 02663
Phone: 508-349-2615
Description:

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 trailand an award-winning “green” nature center with numerous exhibits and aquariums.

Acres - 937

Trail Mileage - 5 miles (universally accessible: 0.5 miles round-trip)  Get details 

Sanctuary Highlights                                        

  • Fiddler crabs scurrying in the salt marsh and green herons fishing in Goose Pond.
  • Summer camp programs in Wellfleet and Chatham designed to promote curiosity about the natural world.
  • Year-round programs for all ages based on research and conservation projects focusing on threatened shorebirds, terrapins, horseshoe crabs, and sea turtles.
  • Hands-on activities during wildlife cruises in Cape Cod Bay and Nauset Marsh.
  • Cape Cod Field School with courses for adults that focus on the area's unique coastal environment and wildlife.

Members: Free
Nonmembers:
$5 Adults
$3 Children (2-12)
$3 Seniors (65+)

Accessibility
Guidelines
Nature Center & Trails

HOURS

Memorial Day-Columbus Day
Daily, 8:30 am-5 pm

Columbus Day-Memorial Day
Tues-Sun, 8:30 am-5 pm

Trails
Daily, 8 am-dusk

 

Hours:
Monday Closed
Tuesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
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