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Goose Pond Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wellfleet, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 45 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Nature trips Walking Bird watching Beach Forest Lake Views Wildlife No dogs
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Please Note: Important to check the tides prior to going out on this trail.

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Lisa Schultz
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Easy trail best to do in cloudy weather or in the spring or fall when there is not direct sun. Much of the trail is in the woods but there is an extended part that is in open marsh land. Saw lots of wildlife, including egret, herons, hares, sand crabs, etc.

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Lisa Schultz
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Richard Fowler
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Philip Coombes
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Excellent trails. This is one of my top few hiking trails in MA. Good nature center (exhibits closed for covid but open for entry). The center has a lot of feeders with many birds always heading in and out. This has beach, woods, marsh, bird blinds, river, boardwalks, etc. Wildlife features turtles, frogs, kingfishers, muskrat, rabbits and many shore birds. Some areas have a lot of mud and you may sink a bit.

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Melanie Gunter
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Erin Ellis
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Dawn Wang
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We went in a sunny day and tried the bay view trail. Really enjoyed the variety of scenery. The boardwalk is not accessible now due to some flooded water.

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George Larson
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Bruce Hecht
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Hiking

Excellent tour of the cape cod bayside

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Emily K
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Hiking

Wonderful trails, goose pond stroller friendly, silver spring trail... made it with a stroller but slightly difficult. Great for kids !

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Kara Macdonald
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Hiking

Beautiful, easy walk. Some shade, some direct sun. I wish we had packed swimsuits and a lunch to hang out on the beach at the end of the walk. Quiet and relaxing afternoon at the sanctuary!

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Scott Ferrara
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Preserved by the Audubon Society, a donation of $5, will get you onto the trails. Great for birding and walking. I went during February and it was muddy, but the tide was out so I can go across the boardwalk. Great observation areas!

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Anjuli is Awesome
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Hiking

This is Audubon preservation land and a beautiful area to experience in most temperatures. I have hiked all of the trails in the small system there and this particular one was a good one for takin mom at her skill level while offering lots of beauty for mine. All of the routes are fun so make the day your own. Tide levels will change the scenery and the paths feature forest and marshland views that are just amazing. The visitor center has really been putting in some great updates too with turtles and fish and the turkey and wild bird feeders can be enjoyed through big windows. You're likely to meet all of those same birds on trail too. Trails are a good width and might be wheelchair accessible though you can call to verify. A small fee for area use helps maintain this fantastic wildland preserve and there are great bathrooms and a gift shop in visitor center too.

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Allison Visker
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Nature trips

Nice, easy walk through a variety of areas... you definitely get to witness different wildlife and wasn't overly crowded. Beautiful views. I would definitely visit here again.

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Faith Rando
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Hiking

Check the tide chart before you go; you can get stuck if you go out before high tide. This is a beautiful, scenic walk from the visitor center (great for kids and adults) that has a wooden plank boardwalk out to the bay. During Summer the boardwalk is surrounded by beautiful, lush green sea grass. At low tide and sunset there will be small tidal pools that fill up and reflect the sunset colors which are fun to walk around. Be prepared for green head flies. You may see some turtles as well.

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Suzie Doherty
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Nature trips

great for viewing seabirds, turtle nesting. beautiful views.

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Jennifer Kane
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Great easy walk. I'd highly suggest walking to where it meets the ocean. Watch out for the free head flies though- they were brutal.

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Laura G
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Hiking

The Wellfleet Audubon offers a modern and interesting visitor center and a variety of mostly level treks covering pretty much the whole sanctuary. Lots of woods, a freshwater mini-river which feeds into the marsh, and a boardwalk leading to an outer Sanctuary beach (however, at high tide the boardwalk is submerged). The visitor center posts the times of high tide, so you can plan to avoid being stranded.

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Lee Hollingsworth
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A very beautiful stroll along a well maintained trail/path. I enjoyed walking on the boardwalk along the path.

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Michael Melchior
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Brian Lanigan
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Sue Ann Falkenberg
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Patrick Trepanowski
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Edward Zane
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John Beals
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Erik Beckstrom
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Amber Holmes
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Ariann Kanakis
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Laura Kollett
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Nicholas Carson
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