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Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

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Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
+1 508-945-0594
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It used to be a U.S. Army gunnery range

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge has come a long way since it was a gunnery range for the U.S. Army... read more

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Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
highlight of the week

We went back twice, we liked it so much. The walk along the water was beautiful and the view from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
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Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
+1 508-945-0594
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Reviewed yesterday

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge has come a long way since it was a gunnery range for the U.S. Army in the 1940s. In 1951, the wildlife refuge was established. Located on Wikis Way on Morris Island off Chatham, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, with Nantucket Sound...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went back twice, we liked it so much. The walk along the water was beautiful and the view from above memorable. The big houses amazing. Don't skip the museum. There are two rooms, the second better than the first. And don't let all the...More

1  Thank Traveling_JenRI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small nature center with free but smaller parking area, great views, lots of steps leading down to the beach. Definitely worth exploring!

1  Thank Katy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the self walking tour around the beach/sound areas. Many nesting birds and numerous skeletal horseshoe crabs. Excellent views all around.

1  Thank TarHeel071
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This out of the way nature preserve is on a bluff overlooking south beach, Monomoy and of course the Atlantic Ocean. The view is the best on the Cape! Imo. Stairs access a short beach and beautiful ocean water but the tides and currents at...More

1  Thank C H
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We went for a hike. The tide was high so we took the short hike that the ranger had suggested. It was beautiful! Totally felt like we were on a deserted island away from the crowds. It was very peaceful & relaxing.

1  Thank bzlovesmz
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We went here because we had a few hours to spare and were looking for a place with free parking. Wow, we were pleasantly surprised. The friendly lady at the visitor centre pointed out where to go (we were there at high tide) and where...More

1  Thank Mama-Sascha
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The path winds around a natural site with picturesque views, but the real gem is when you end the path onto the beach. It is beautiful, clean, and clear. It is a great place to look for seashells and let the kids dig around in...More

2  Thank Cath430
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We heard by word of mouth of this wonderful location. We had a very peaceful walk along the beach. Daughter had a great time exploring the beach and found several horseshoe crab molten shells. We stopped.mid afternoon and had time to explore before tide came...More

1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great spot, part forest/boardwalk, part beach walk. Go at low tide or one of the trails will be closed to you. Birdwatching galore, including a giant osprey nest which you can view up close and personal.

Thank Gammie8
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Janet R
18 July 2017|
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Response from Kendra B | Reviewed this property |
You can walk as much or as little as you like here. There are benches and stopping spots along the trail to the beach. The trail is not long (3/10ths of a mile to steps down to the beach). The steps are graduated and have a... More