Skunknett River Wildlife Sanctuary

4.210 Votes
  • Address: 345 Bumps River Rd, Osterville, MA 02655, USA, Barnstable, United States
  • Phone: +1-5083627475
  • Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Family And Kids

Skunknett River Wildlife Sanctuary is a peaceful place to enjoy the beauty of nature. This sanctuary is located in Barnstable, Massachusetts. There were industrial mills at this place but all those sites were abandoned long ago. The word skunknett indicates a catching spot for eel. The waterway of this sanctuary is a natural habitat for American eels along with other aquatic animals. There are 3 trails in this place. Overlook trail is a great spot to observe birds like ospreys and night herons. Through the holy trail, you can walk up to the wetlands where different species of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates can be found. There is a floating island in this nature park. If you are a nature-lover, then this is the right spot for you to visit.

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  • Skunknett River Wildlife Sanctuary Address: 345 Bumps River Rd, Osterville, MA 02655, USA, Barnstable, United States
  • Skunknett River Wildlife Sanctuary Contact Number: +1-5083627475
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Skunknett River Wildlife Sanctuary Reviews & Ratings

  • Found this place by chance when looking for a short walk. The entrance is slightly hidden and there is limited parking. However, it is well worth going as you get a feel for how the natural area should be. The paths quickly take you away from everything so it does feel different. We didn't spot any wildlife but there was a lot of fungi, lichens and other plants to interest us. There are a number of side paths to explore as well, although some are slightly overgrown. It would have been nice to get down to the lake edge and have a view, but there was too much in the way. If you are after a short trek back to nature, then give it a go.

  • .get five stars but close. Could have more parking but very peaceful no jogging no bicycles no dogs no nothing but you the wildlife in a small long path, with assorted wildlife

  • No dogs allowed. The only reason I wanted to go for a walk.

  • GORGEOUS little hike...and SUPER buggy. Worth it.

  • very preserved and clean place and very beautiful to spend time

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