About Long Pasture

Mass Audubon Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

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 what some have called a "million dollar 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!



Trail Mileage

2.5 miles Get details >

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.
  • 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!).


345 Bone Hill Road, Barnstable, MA 02635
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Nature Center

Tuesday–Friday, 9 am-4 pm • Saturday–Sunday, 10 am-3 pm • closed Monday


Daily, dawn to dusk


  • Members: Free
  • Nonmembers: $4 Adults (13+), $3 Children (2-12), $3 Seniors (65+)
  • EBT Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your EBT card