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Marsh beach and water  at Long Pasture
Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable © Hong Ren Wang

Planned All-Persons Trail at Long Pasture Nears Funding Goal

June 26, 2023

Plans to make Long Pasture more accessible to more visitors are well underway. We’re excited to announce that we’ve reached nearly $148,000 of our $230,000 fundraising goal! We thank everyone who has already contributed to this important project.

Four multicolored paths outlined on a map of Long Pasture, depicting planned All Persons Trails

What's Coming

The new ADA-compliant half-mile trail will cover various habitats just west of the Parker House, including smooth, gentle grades for improved access by foot, stroller, or wheelchair, and boardwalks with bumpers. GRIT all-terrain wheelchairs and hands-free binoculars will also be available to visitors who request them.

While on the trail, visitors can listen to sensory-rich audio tours (available by smart phone). Braille signage, texts, and tactile maps will also be available.

“We are really looking forward to making the amazing experience of visiting Long Pasture more available to all,” says Sanctuary Director Ian Ives. “The US Census Bureau reports that one in five Americans has a disability and given our older population here on the Cape, it’s important we also provide an option for people who are more comfortable with shorter walks.”

As part of its Action Agenda, Mass Audubon is committed to making all of its wildlife sanctuaries more welcoming and accommodating. To date, 18 All Persons Trails have been created at sanctuaries across the state. We’re looking forward to Long Pasture becoming the next property to offer greater accessibility. Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall.

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