Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audobon) is a wonderful nature preserve on Cape Cod. It is located in South Wellfleet, just off the 28. The sign is very small as is the turn off from the main road. We missed the exit and I imagine a lot of people do . . .
A short drive takes you to the main parking lot. Entrance fee is four dollars. We chose to take the spring loop and then take the boardwalk down to the ocean. The spring loop took us around a small brook. ALl the trails here are well kept and anyone can handle them. The highlight was seeing seven or eight turtles enjoying the sun on a log half submerged in water. They could care less about us passing by. The path to the beach leads through a marshy area. Once you are on the boardwalk, look down, you will see a multitude of crabs and other creatures from the water's edge. The tide started rolling in as we were crossing this area. This was like watching a live wildlife show. As the tide rolled in, the tiny animals scurried to their dwellings.
It was horse shoe crab mating season (Memorial Day). There were hundreds of horse shoe crabs going at it. Many people came just to see this cool event. On our way back we noticed that the boardwalk was submerged in water due to the high tide. This made it even more fun because we had to wade through ankle deep water . . .
I strongly recommend visiting the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Perfect way to spend a few hours on Cape Cod.
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