Hiking The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

The 26th most popular hiking trail in Massachusetts.

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North of Eastham and southwest of Wellfleet, the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary has a trail system totaling 5 miles through pine forest and salt marshes. The three larger loops worth trying are the Try Island Trail, Bay View Trail and the Goose Pond Trail.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Orleans, head north on US6 through Eastham passing Nauset Road. About 1 mile past Nauset Road, turn left heading west into the signed Audobon parking area.

Overall, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is the 26th most popular hiking trail of all 36 hikes in Massachusetts. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary including Great Island Trail, Cape Cod Trail, West Barnstable Conservation Area and Nickerson State Park.

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (MA/US)

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (MA/US)

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  WBWS (508) 349-2615; Cape Cod Tourism (508) 862-0700; Mass. Tourism (800) 447-MASS.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Trails In Massachusetts" from Falcon Guide

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Onsite Campground; Hortons Resort Campround, Truro; Cranberry Cottages, Eastham (508) 225-0682

Luxury Loding:  Chatham Bars Inn (508) 945-0096

Breakfast Restaurant:  Lighthouse Restaurant, Wellfleet

Reference Source:  click here http://www.massaudubon.org/Nature_Connection/Sanctuaries/Wellfleet/

GPS:  41.8821, -69.9956

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  7/16/2016

ID:  14181

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Hiking Map


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