Off the Beaten Path Adventures: Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary Adventures!

July 15, 2019 | Blog

“Eyes to the skies” kayaking: A unique and adventurous day out! The beach, whale watching, miniature golf and tarter sauce stains on our shirt (or was that ice cream?)…these are the images that visitors conjure up when they think of a Cape Cod getaway. But did you ever consider bird watching? How about kayaking? How about “bird-yaking”? This blog is for the adventurous multitasker in you…Bird watching on a guided kayak tour! 
The boardwalk at Grays Beach
Grays Beach boardwalk.
The unspoiled marshes of Grays Beach in Yarmouth Port (known to many as “Bass Hole”) are chock full of wildlife and are home to a number of osprey poles that typically house massive osprey nests. Learn all about this fascinating summer resident with Mass Audubon naturalists on a guided excursion through the wetlands. You’ll visit the nests by kayak for a stunning and unique waterside view, and track any updates on nesting, eggs and fledglings to add to a citizen science animal tracking database. You’ll also learn more about salt marsh ecology, local history, oysters, aquaculture and local shorebirds.  
Kayaking Grays Beach
Kayaking with the birds through Bass Hole
The Lamb and Lion Inn will set you on your adventure! The Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary is a valued member of Mass Audubon and is located in the heart of Cape Cod’s historic district, less than 5 miles from the Lamb and Lion Inn. Several times this summer they will be leading these incredibly unique and beautiful tours. Book your room at the Lamb and Lion Inn and we’ll throw in a ticket to a tour with a 2 night stay, or 2 tickets for a 3 night stay!* Bird watching kayak tours will be happening on specific days during the summer months. Feel free to contact the Lamb and Lion Inn or the Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary for more details!  
A family looking at marine life
Beautiful office space…
Become a marine biologist for the day! Prefer looking down then up? Join the Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary and dive into marine science (not literally) with Mass Audubon Naturalists on one of their 2-hour, guided boat cruise aboard Hy-Line’s Sea Swan! Learn about the creatures that live in Cape Cod waters, examine the contents of the plankton nets, touch and hold the animals hauled up by a dredge and a lobster trap! Closely observe sharks, porgies and sometimes black sea bass. This is a wonderful way to explore the beauty of historic Hyannis, bustling Lewis Bay and Nantucket Sound!  
Gosnold Monument, Cuttyhunk Island
Touring The Elizabeth Islands Discovered in 1602, The Elizabeth Islands are a chain of small islands extending southwest from the southern coast of  Cape Cod. They are located at the outer edge of Buzzards Bay, North of Martha’s Vineyard, which separates the islands from Vineyard Sound. The Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary explores the Penikese Island and Cuttyhunk Island. Penikese Island is not only home to colonies of rare tern species, it’s also the site of the state’s only leper colony. The  quaint village and harbor of Cuttyhunk Island is something you’ll never forget! Explore the island, listen to the migratory songbirds and watch from Lookout Hill for passing raptors. Participants will have a choice of a short or long guided walk. The long hike focuses more on birds and natural history, while the short hike highlights island history and landmarks. Afterwards, you’ll have time to visit a gift shop and swim or explore on your own.
Lots to see on on Cape Cod!
Stay with us and we’ll include a tour! Stay at the inn 2 nights and we’ll provide you with a ticket on the boat, stay 3 nights and receive 2 tickets!* There will be many more adventures and explorations coming up, so if you keep your eye on the Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary calendar of events and see something you’d like to enjoy, please give us a call at the inn at 508-362-6823, or email the inn at and we’ll hook you up!   * Your 2 or 3 night stay must be booked directly with the Lamb and Lion Inn through our site or by calling 508-362-6823. Room rates must be the inn’s listed rates and cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. 2-3 night stays must be consecutive.    

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