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Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
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+1 508-945-0594

Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special...

Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.

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Beautiful Spot to walk your dogs

Especially in the off season, it is not crowded and dogs (on leashes) are welcome. Not so welcoming are all the "private roads" signs on the roads you HAVE to use in order to get... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Especially in the off season, it is not crowded and dogs (on leashes) are welcome. Not so welcoming are all the "private roads" signs on the roads you HAVE to use in order to get to the beach at Morris Island! Drive there anyway!

2 Thank EagleEyeBoston
Chatham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

A most beautiful walk from the weather station south to the tip where the Atlantic Ocean meets Nantucket Sound is absolutely fascinating and peaceful. It is worth a swim at the tip. It is also possible to continue the beach walk to the west right up to the entrance to Stage Harbor! One truly gets a feel ofOld Cape Cod... More 

1 Thank lefrancophile
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a scenic area. Make sure you check the tide time or you will not be able to walk along the shore.

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Scituate, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

This refuge has great hiking trails on the beach and into salt ponds and pine forests. During the swimming season this would be a nice place to swim.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

There are several views overlooking the water with seating that is perfect to take in nature. We visited in the Fall but I'm sure anytime of year would be enjoyable. A short walk down some stairs takes you to the beach. We found an area near the bird feeders nice a quite to enjoy the serene surroundings.

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Manchester, MA
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Monomoy Wildlife Refuge is a great place to view the shifting sands and observe all the natural life on this part of Cape Cod. If you get there either at 0600 or 1600 you can watch the staff launch a weather balloon. Low tide is the bedtime to do the entire walk which is less than a mile and... More 

1 Thank JimDMA
Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

My husband and I walked there from where we were staying. It was about 1 1/4 miles one way but you can also drive there. We took the stairs down to the beach and walked along the beach. We were there in early afternoon and unfortunately saw only one seal poking his head out of the water. Regardless, it was... More 

Thank viihillschick
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

It was really a nice place, but we had a hard time finding it. We have seen no signs on the road to go there, google maps on the cellphone and our gps could not even find the place. And once we got there, we thought we were at the wrong place because of the signs: "private proporties". The trails... More 

Thank ヴェロニック ガ
Coventry, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This refuge is off of a private road. Don't be discouraged by signs and a gate. The entrance to the refuge is shortly after the "Private Roads" sign. There is a modest visitors center, but the garden for the bird feeders was swarming with chickadees, jays, doves,etc. We spent some time just relaxing and watching the birds. The view of... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Well worth the time and effort. You can in theory hike there but, several boat options are available. Our trip operator was knowledgeable about the history and geography of the area as well as the abundant wildlife. We saw hundreds of seals in action.

Thank FYICharleston

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