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The Department of Conservation and Recreation's Universal Access Program is dedicated to providing outdoor recreation opportunities in Massachusetts State Parks for visitors of all abilities. 

Accessibility to our State Parks is achieved through site improvements, specialized adaptive recreation equipment, and accessible recreation programs. 

We invite you to use this as a guide to discover the most accessible parks and forests that offer the recreation opportunities you seek. 

Please contact our office for copies of this information in alternate formats.

General Information

  • DCR Access News pdf format of DCR Access News
txt format of DCR Access News

    The DCR Universal Access Program produces a free newsletter two times per year highlighting current developments in outdoor recreation at state parks. Contact us to get on the mailing list.

  • Accessible Events
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    Hiking, canoeing, cycling and other accessible events available within MassParks.

  • Universal Access Brochure pdf format of Universal Access Brochure

    You can download this Brochure in Adobe PDF Format. Or write to the Universal Access Program, Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, P.O. Box 484, Amherst, MA 01004. Or call (413) 545-5353 voice; (413) 577-2200 TTY.

  • Education, Interpretation & Visitor Services

Accessible Activities

DCR Park Interpreters invite visitors with disabilities to nature walks and interpretive programs scheduled seasonally around the state.  

Assistive listening equipment is available upon request at many parks. Recorded brochures, walks, and tours are also available at some parks.  

For further information, to request information in alternative formats, or to request American Sign Language interpretation for any DCR program, please contact the Universal Access Program office at: 

P.O. Box 484
Amherst, MA 01004
Or call 413-545-5353 voice; 413-577-2200 TTY.

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