About Long Pasture

Looking up the shoreline at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary © Elaine Abrams
© Elaine Abrams

Members Visit for Free

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.

Location

345 Bone Hill Road, Barnstable, MA 02635 
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Mailing Address: PO Box 235, Cummaquid, MA 02637

Hours

Discovery Center: Tuesday–Sunday, 9 am-3 pm; closed Monday
Trails: Open every day, dawn to dusk
Restrooms: Indoor restrooms are located in the Discovery Center; outdoor portable restrooms are also available

Admission

Members: Free
Nonmembers: $5 Adults (13+), $4 Children (2-12), $4 Seniors (65+)

As a way to increase access to nature, Mass Audubon also offers several free admission programs at our wildlife sanctuaries.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Nature Center
  • Restrooms

Acres

101

Trail Mileage

2.5 miles
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Sanctuary Highlights

  • Live animal exhibits representing local rare species conservation projects in the Nature Center.
  • Year-round and seasonal programs and classes, including water-based programs such as kayaking, aquatic exploration cruises, tours of Cuttyhunk and the Elizabeth Islands, and Barnstable Harbor excursions.
  • A licensed nature preschool program that connects ages 3-5 to the nature of Cape Cod.
  • Gentle woodland and meadow walking trails that traverse a variety of habitats in the mid-Cape.
  • Many species of butterflies to observe flittering around the Butterfly Mosaic trail and bees in action in the bee observation hive.
  • A Nature Play Area, seasonal interpretive bee hive, Purple Martin colony, and seasonal goat encounter programs (great for young children!).

Property Regulations

All of the land at our wildlife sanctuaries is protected. By conserving these open spaces, Mass Audubon, along with our members and partners, is able to fulfill its mission of protecting the nature of Massachusetts. When visiting, please take note of the following regulations: 

  • No dog walking or horseback riding; please leave all animals and pets at home (service animals welcome
  • No walking off trail  
  • No collecting or picking natural items
  • No bike riding or operating motorized vehicles; day passes are available for powered mobility devices   
  • No running, swimming, or camping 
  • No operating drones or other remote-controlled vehicles   
  • No fishing, hunting, trapping, or releasing of animals   
  • No feeding wildlife   
  • No smoking 

Photography Guidelines

Mass Audubon welcomes visitors to capture the beauty and wonder of our statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries through photography. If you would like to use a wildlife sanctuary for commercial photography purposes, please review the complete guidelines and learn how to schedule a time.