In every season, Mass Audubon Society’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary offers an awe-inspiring view into Cape Cod’s precious natural environment. Located on Bone Hill Road off of Route 6A in Cummaquid, Long Pasture is a year-round favorite for trail walking, bird watching, and exploring butterfly-filled meadows.
The 110-acre sanctuary overlooks Sandy Neck Barrier Beach and Barnstable’s Great Salt Marsh, Cape Cod’s largest salt marsh and most biologically diverse habitat. With two-and-a-half miles of woodland trails, restored wetlands, a marsh boardwalk and a Night Heron Pond – not to mention an organic garden, farm animals and a working beehive – Long Pasture is a hidden gem.
Working with Barnstable Seafarms, a nearby oyster farm owned by the Hemmila family, Long Pasture offers limited seasonal tours of the oyster grant, along with an informational session and oyster sampling. Look for info on the 2016 season to come! Throughout the year, Long Pasture also hosts manyengaging programs and classes for adults and children at their solar-powered visitor center – check their schedule or visit today.