“1,100 acres of conservation land”
1,100 acres of conservation land include salt marsh, sandy beach, pine woodland, freshwater pond, and rare heathland. Five miles of hiking trails includes one all-person trail. 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.
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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
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