Before You Come:

Pre-Register

Get into the activity sooner when you arrive!  Come with your waiver filled out!

www.mass.gov/dcr/universal-access/waiver pdf format of DCR Participant Registration & Release

In the event of poor weather:

Contact the providing organization listed inside.

Need to cancel?

Please call the providing organization and leave a message.


Kayaking

Cost for most kayaking programs is $5 per person. Inquire when pre-registering. Lifeguard present.

kayaking on the charles
Taking in beautiful views of the Boston skyline while enjoying a paddle on the Charles River. Photo Credit: Waypoint Adventure

Kayaking on The Charles River, Waltham, MA

Join Waypoint Adventure for kayaking explorations in Boston. Strengthen your kayaking skills during a two-hour exploration. Adaptive equipment and motivating instructors will
make your paddling experience a memorable one.

Introductory Level
Thursday, July 14 1PM–3PM, Thursday, July 28 1PM–3PM    

Intermediate Level
Saturday, August 13 10AM-3PM, Tuesday, August 16 6PM–8:30PM, Thursday, August 18 1PM–3PM, Thursday, August 25 1PM–3PM

Group Session
Thursday, August 25 10AM-12PM

Program Cost: $10 per person  
To register for a program or specific location/directions, call Waypoint Adventure: 617-244-5472

Kayaking at Quinsigamond State Park, Worcester, MA

Join All Out Adventures to paddle in a beautiful urban environment. Sign up for an hour-long paddle! Call All Out Adventures to register: 413-584-2052

Thursdays, 9:45AM–3:15PM
July 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 1

Kayaking at Cochituate State Park, Natick, MA

Experience a peaceful escape from the busy city with a relaxing paddle on Lake Cochituate. Sign up for an hour-long paddle! Call All Out Adventures to register: 413-584-2052
Mondays, 9:45AM–3:15PM

July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22

Kayaking at D.A.R. State Forest, Goshen, MA

Join Outdoor Access for weekly flat-water kayaking. Explore Highland Lake in search of blueberries! Sign up for an hour-long paddle! Call Outdoor Access to register:
413-259-0009

Mondays, 10AM–3PM
July 11, 18, 25, August 8

Kayaking at D.A.R. State Forest, Goshen, MA

Come paddle with All Out Adventures on scenic Highland Lake. Adaptations and support available as needed. Sign up for an hour-long paddle!
Call All Out Adventures to register: 413-584-2052

Wednesdays, 9:45AM–4:15PM


Canoeing

Hampton Ponds Canoeing

Program Cost: $5 per person. Call All Out Adventures to register for programs: 413-584-2052.

Canoeing at Erving State Forest, Erving, MA
Join All Out Adventures for a paddle on Laurel Lake.

Tuesday, July 12, 10:00AM–3:30PM

Canoeing at Wendell State Forest, Wendell, MA
Come explore this beautiful state forest that gets you deeper into nature, away from human development.

Tuesdays, 10:00AM–3:30PM
July 19, 26

Canoeing at Hampton Ponds State Park, Westfield, MA
Come to this popular spot and paddle around the lilies in Pequot Pond, exploring the coves or circling the island. Keep your eyes open for herons, ducks, geese, and even bald
eagles!

Tuesdays, 10:45AM–4:15PM
August 9, 16, 23


Cycling

cycling

Program Cost: $3 per person. Pre-registration required. Call All Out Adventures: 413-584-2052.

Adaptive Cycling
Join All Out Adventures this summer and explore a wide variety of adaptive bikes for adults and kids, including hand cycles, trikes, tandems, and recumbent bikes.
Enjoy the bike path on your own or join a caravan! Ride occasionally or weekly!

Artesani Park, Brighton
Days vary,
11AM–3PM

July 7
August 18
September 7, 10, 21, 24

Norwottuck Rail Trail, Hadley
Fridays,
10AM–3PM

June 17, 24
July 8, 15, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 2

Reserve your one-hour time slot now!


Recreational Outings

recreational outing

Program Cost: $3 per person, $5 for families, and $25 for groups.

Accessible Recreational Outing Program that travels around the state!

Take a gentle hike with Outdoor Access. Teamwork and assistive equipment, such as the Terra Trek mountain wheelchair, unite people of all abilities! Bring a lunch and
enjoy activities like scavenger hunts, nature talks, and letterboxing.

Sighted guides available. 

Call Outdoor Access to register: 413-259-0009.


Date

Day

Location

Town

Theme

June 16

Thursday

Chicopee Memorial State Park

Chicopee

Nature activities

June 21

Tuesday

Halibut Point State Park

Rockport

Quarry tour

June 28

Tuesday

Rutland State Park

Rutland

Letterboxing

July 5

Tuesday

Pittsfield State Forest

Pittsfield

Nature scavenger hunt

July 22

Friday

Dunn State Park

Gardner

ADA Celebration

July 26

Tuesday

Great Brook Farm State Park

Carlisle

Dairy tour & ice cream

August 12

Friday

Georges Island

Boston Harbor

Ferry trip and island tour

August 16

Tuesday

Robinson State Park

Feeding Hills

Nature activities

August 30

Tuesday

Walden Pond State Reservation

Concord

Pond-side hike

September 13

Tuesday

Blue Hills Reservation

Milton

Nature activities

October 4

Tuesday

D.A.R. State Forest

Goshen

Letterboxing

October 22SaturdayMaudslay State ParkNewburyportHaunted Hike

Sailing

sailing

Program Cost: $50 for the season. Need-based, reduced fee of $1 available. Call to find out more.

Accessible Sailing on the Charles River, Esplanade, Boston
Learn to sail and enjoy the Boston scenery. Modified sailboats and adaptive support provided as needed. Call or email Community Boating, Inc.
to register: 617-651-1209 or email uap@community-boating.org

June 13–October 31, Days vary; call for schedule

Rowing

rowing

Program Cost: Free, but pre-registration is required. Call Holyoke Rows to register: 413-320-3134.

Jones Ferry   Holyoke, MA

Learn to row or scull with Stephanie Moore of Holyoke Rows. Specialized rowing shells and adaptive support, as needed. Enjoy exercising on the Connecticut River and/or train for competition. Sign up for an hour-long experience!

Thursdays, time varies
May - October


Horseback Riding

Program Cost: Free, but pre-registration is required. Call Gigi Ranno to register: 781-254-4720.

horseback

Join Windrush Farm for horseback riding at DCR’s Bradley Palmer State Park in Topsfield, MA.

Monday, August 22, and Tuesday, August 23
10AM—2PM  

To receive program-specific waivers, register, and reserve a spot, call Gigi Ranno at 781-254-4720. Don’t miss this great opportunity to give horseback riding a try.
Sign up early, as this popular program fills up fast!