Wellfleet Bay’s woodlands, salt marsh, barrier beach and heath lands attract a wide variety of wildlife, especially songbirds and shorebirds. Five miles of scenic trails wind through these habitats and provide a lovely view of Cape Cod. In addition, the beginning of the Goose Pond trail is universally accessible. The sanctuary’s nature center is a modern example of “green” architecture, including passive solar heating and composting toilets. Inside, the nature center features two 700-gallon aquariums that introduce you to the sanctuary’s salt marsh tidal organisms and our freshwater life as well.
A variety of educational programs for children and adults, including walks, workshops, and cruises, are offered both on the sanctuary and at other pristine locations on Cape Cod. Enjoy a naturalist-led bird walk on our property or listen to an evening lecture. Participate in hands-on activities aboard our Cape Cod Bay Marine Life Cruise for families. Observe seals, shorebirds and other wildlife on guided tours of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge and the Cape Cod National Seashore.