Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Goose Pond Trail

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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Goose Pond Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eastham, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
62 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

snowshoeing

surfing

beach

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
25 days ago

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.

nature trips
10 months ago

great for viewing seabirds, turtle nesting. beautiful views.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

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.

hiking
Saturday, January 18, 2014

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.

hiking
Thursday, July 04, 2013

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

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Monday, April 24, 2017