Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Long Pasture overlook in spring

Sandy beaches, butterfly-filled meadows, woodland trails, and farm animals combine to make Long Pasture a unique experience on Cape Cod. Gentle, varied trails lead to a spectacular view, with Barnstable Harbor flanked by the dunes of Sandy Neck Barrier Beach. Explore our expansive tidal flats and join us for a kayak tour, boat cruise, or family nature program. 

Location345 Bone Hill Road, Barnstable, MA 02630
Mailing Address: PO Box 235, Cummaquid, MA 02637
Phone: 508-362-7475
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 9 am-3 pm, closed Monday • Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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Signs of Spring at Sandy Neck

Signs of Spring at Sandy Neck

Join us for a stroll through Sandy Neck Barrier Beach to seek out retuning Ospreys, Piping Plover, and breeding spadefoot toads. Get the details >

Flight of the Woodcock

Flight of the Woodcock • March 7

American Woodcock © Rodney Campbell
© Rodney Campbell

Welcome spring with an evening of listening and watching for the memorable courtship flights of American Woodcocks! Register >

Sanctuary News & Events

Birding through the Seasons in 2023

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

As helpful as they can be, phone apps and field guides can be slow-going for new birders. In 2023, resolve to build your birding ID skills by spending time in the field each month with an experienced birder at some of the region's best birding spots!

Outdoor Teaching Pavilion Nearing Completion

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Work is nearing completion on Long Pasture’s new Outdoor Teaching Pavilion, a structure that's fully accessible and net-zero for energy use. Along with the Discovery Center, the pavilion will give the sanctuary maximum flexibility for hosting school, community and many other groups.

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Upcoming Programs

April 18, 2023 (Tuesday) 10:00am-12:00pm
Join a Mass Audubon Naturalist and Sandy Neck Ranger to wander through the dunes of Sandy Neck in search of Signs of Spring from Osprey to Spadefoot Toads. Read more
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