Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary
Ashumetís most spectacular
feature is Grassy Pond, a globally
rare ecosystem characterized by
the species of rare wildflowers
that bloom along its sandy shores
during low water in late summer
and early fall; the pink Plymouth
gentian is particularly beautiful.
Donít be surprised by the flurry
of activity in the small barn from
May through August; itís just the
sanctuaryís resident barn swallow
colony. As its name suggests,
Ashumet Holly is well known for
its 65 varieties of holly trees
planted throughout the sanctuary. Take advantage of Ashumetís proximity to the ocean by going on a natural history
cruise offered by the sanctuary
to Cuttyhunk Island. (Cuttyhunk
cruises run on most Sundays
from mid-August through mid-
September; call 508-362-7475 or
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.)
East Falmouth, MA
This property is managed by Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary.
For more information:
Trails open every day, dawn to dusk.
- For Your Safety
- Do not feed any animals
- Stay on trails to avoid ticks and poison ivy
- Do not smoke anywhere on the sanctuary
- Do not pick or collect plants or crops without permission
- Avoid Conflicts with Wildlife
- Do not bring pets, leashed or unleashed, on to the site
- Picnic only in designated areas
- Do not bring motorized vehicles or bicycles onto the site
- Hunting, fishing, or trapping are not permitted
Mass Audubon Members enjoy FREE admission.
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$3 for nonmember adults;
$2 for nonmember children (2-12)
From Rt 3 or Rt I-495 south:
Cross over the Bourne Bridge.
After the bridge, go around the
rotary and follow Rt 28 south
toward Falmouth. At the
intersection of Rt 28 and Rt 151
in North Falmouth, take a right
onto Rt 151 east and follow it
for 4 miles. Turn left on Currier
Road and then take the first right
onto Ashumet Road. The
sanctuary entrance is the
From the Mashpee rotary: Take
Rt 151 west for 3 miles. Turn
right onto Currier Road and
take the first right onto Ashumet
Road. The sanctuary entrance
is the first left.
By public transportation: Public Transportation is available through the Cape Cod Regional Transport Authority (CCRTA). For Information regarding standard bus routes near the sanctuary or to request a b-bus for door-to-door service, call (800) 352-7155 or visit: www.capecodrta.org.