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

Nature Center: Tuesday–Sunday, 9 am-3 pm; closed Monday
Trails: Open every day, dawn to dusk
Restrooms: Outdoor, portable restrooms are 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!).