Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

149 Waquoit HighwayRte. 28
Falmouth, MA 02536


The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR) is located on the south shore of Cape Cod, in the towns of Falmouth and Mashpee. It encompasses some 2,700 acres of open waters, barrier beaches, marshlands and uplands. Washburn Island, South Cape Beach State Park , Reserve Headquarters and the Quashnet River Corridor are components of the Reserve which include trails through or near marshes, beaches, rivers and woodlands. The Waquoit Bay Reserve is representative of typical shallow bay environments, from Chesapeake.


Hiking and walking
Take a hike on the miles of trails running through marshes, beaches, rivers, and woodlands

All Activities at Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Canoeing and kayaking

Facilities at Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Educational programs
Picnic areas
Scenic views
Visitor center

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