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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.

General Information

  • DCR Access News  pdf format of DCR Access News
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    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 Programs & Events
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    Hiking, canoeing, cycling and other accessible programs and events available within MassParks.

  • Universal Access Brochure  pdf format of Universal Access Brochure
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    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 Recreation

  • Accessible Beaches
    Accessible Pools
    Accessible Canoeing
    Accessible Kayaking
    Accessible Rowing
    Accessible Fishing
    Adaptive Ice Skating
    Ice Skating
    Accessible Skiing
    Accessible Trails
    Accessible Picnicking
    Accessible Camping
    Accessible Scenic Vistas
    Scenic Vista

Accessible Activities

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.