Before You Go:

1.) Pre Register:

   Get into the activity sooner when you arrive!  Come with your waiver pdf format of DCR Participant Registration & Release
filled out!

2.) In the event of poor weather: Contact the providing organization listed.

3.) Need to cancel? Running late? Please call the providing organization and leave a message.

Accessible Recreation Fair

Saturday, May 30, 2015
10am – 3pm
Free! Information / Registration: 617-626-1294

Universal Access Fair 2014


Come join DCR’s Universal Access Program and a host of other regional adaptive recreation organizations for a fun-filled day! Enjoy scenic views of the Charles River and social connections!
Sign up for summer programs such as sailing, kayaking, hiking and more!

Hiking * Cycling * Power Soccer * Sport
Kite Decorating * Face painting * Connections Demonstrations * A D.J. and More!!

Directions to Artesani Park/Herter Park
1231 Soldiers Field Road
Brighton, MA (617) 727-1058

FROM POINTS WEST (Massachusetts Turnpike, US 90) Take exit 18 Allston/Brighton. Remain on the right hand side of the off-ramp split until you come to a traffic intersection (Doubletree Suites on the right). Take a left turn onto the access road for Storrow Drive/Soldier's Field Road Westbound (Do NOT cross the river). Once on Soldier's Field Road remain in the middle lane as the road curves around Harvard Athletic Fields. The parking lot entrance will be 500 yards on the right after the athletic fields.

FROM BOSTON (CENTRAL ARTERY) Take Storrow Drive Westbound. Storrow Drive becomes Soldier's Field Road. Follow remainder of above directions.

FROM CAMBRIDGE (US Route 2) Follow signs toward Boston, Soldier's Field Road and Storrow Drive until you cross the Elliot Bridge over the Charles River. Follow signs for Newton and Points west. The entrance to the park will be 500 yards on your right.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Take the #86 out of Harvard Square (towards Cleveland Circle) which runs along Western Avenue in Brighton. Get off at the Everett street stop and walk one block towards the river and Soldiers Field Road. Carefully cross at the light or over the pedestrian overpass. The park is located at the far right hand side of the parking lot just past the Herter Community Gardens.


Kayaking at Quinsigamond State Park

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

Lifeguard present.


Walden Pond State Reservation  Concord MA

 Experience flat-water kayaking on historic Walden Pond with All Out Adventures. Adaptations and support available as needed. Sign up for an hour-long paddle! Sign up for an hour long paddle! Call All Out Adventures to register: (413) 584-2052.

Mondays  9:45AM–3:15PM
July 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17

Hopkinton State Park   Hopkinton, MA

Join Boating in Boston to explore a gentle lake with support as needed. Sign up for an hour long paddle any day of the week or on a Universal Access day! Call Boating in Boston to register: (617) 299-3392

Thursdays  10:00AM–3:00PM
July 9,16,23, 30

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 Stavros Outdoor Access to register: 413-259-0009

Mondays    10:00AM–3:30PM
July 6, 13, 20
August 3

The Charles River  Waltham, MA

Join Waypoint Adventure to kayak on the Charles River. Strengthen your kayak skills during a two-hour exploration, or try a longer river trip! Call Waypoint Adventure to register: 617-244-5472

Tues & Thurs, 1PM–3PM
July 16, 21, 23

Tues, July 28 1PM–3PM
Thurs, July 30 6PM–8PM
Sat, July 18 10AM–3PM

Group Sessions:
Thurs, July 28 10AM–12PM
Thurs, August 13 6PM–8PM
Sat, August 22 10AM–3PM

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 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
September 3

D.A.R. State Forest   Goshen, MA

Kayak with All Out Adventures on scenic Highland Lake. Sign up for an hour-long paddle! Sign up for an hour-long paddle! Call All Out Adventures to register: (413) 584-2052

Wednesdays   9:45AM-4:15PM
July 1, 8, 15, 29
August 5, 12


Hapton Ponds Canoeing

D.A.R. State Forest   Goshen, MA

Join All Out Adventures for canoeing at Highland Lake. Cruise along the shoreline to look for wildlife, or take off across the open pond. After your paddle, take a stroll through the forest on the accessible trail! Program costs: $5 per person. Sign up for an hour-long paddle! Call All Out Adventures to register: 413-584-2052

Tuesdays, 9:45AM–4:15PM
July 7, 14

Hampton Ponds SP Westfield, MA

Join All Out Adventures to explore this popular spot near Holyoke. 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! Program costs: $5 per person. Sign up for an hour-long paddle! Call All Out Adventures to register: 413-584-2052

Tuesdays, 10:45AM-4:15PM
July 28 & August 4

Connecticut River Sunderland, MA to Hatfield, MA

Explore the Connecticut River with All Out Adventures. Paddle around First Island in the morning, or head down-river to Hatfield in the afternoon! Program costs: $5 per person.  Sign up for a one-hour morning trip or a three-hour afternoon outing. Call All Out Adventures to register: 413-584-2052

Tuesdays, 10:00AM–3:30PM
July 21 & August 11


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! Free, but pre-registration is required. Call Holyoke Rows to register: 413-586-8612

Thursdays, time varies
May - October


Charles River  Boston, MA

Learn to sail and enjoy the Boston scenery. Modified sailboats and adaptive support provided as needed. “Pay what you can” fee system, pre-registration required. Call or email Community Boating Inc. to register: 617-523-1038,

June 15 – September 27
Days vary, call for schedule
Thursdays: Racing 12:30PM - 8:30PM

Adaptive Cycling

Join All Out Adventures and explore a wide variety of adaptive bikes for adults and kids, including hand cycles, trikes, tandems, and recumbent bikes. Cost is $3 per program; pre-registration required. Call All Out Adventures to register: 413-584-2052

Norwottuck Rail Trail, Hadley
Fridays, 10AM–3PM
June 19, 26
July 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28

Artesani Park, Brighton
Thursdays, 11AM–3PM
July 16
September 17


Horseback Riding

Bradley Palmer State Park in Topsfield
Windrush Farm 

Monday, August 17, and Tuesday, August 18, 10AM—2PM

To receive program-specific waivers, register, and reserve a spot, call Rachael at 413-545-5745 or Jenna at 978-682-7855. Free program.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to give horseback riding a try. Sign up early, as this popular program fills up fast!


Cronin Rink

Wednesday, August 26, 11AM–2PM

Join the Universal Access Program for an afternoon of skating, socializing, and snacking at Cronin Rink in Revere! We’ll be skating and playing games inside on the ice, and grilling burgers and hot dogs outside. Join us to beat the heat and celebrate summer skating! 

Call the Universal Access Program to register: 413-545-5758


Accessible Hiking Program that travels around the state!
Take a gentle hike with Stavros 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. Program cost: $3 per person, $5 for families, $25 for groups. Call Stavros Outdoor Access to register: 413-259-0009







June 10


Great Brook Farm State Park


Dairy tour & ice cream

June 12


Robinson State Park

Feeding Hills

Nature activities

June 17


Halibut Point State Park


Quarry tour

June 24


Pittsfield State Forest


Nature scavenger hunt

July 9


Rutland State Park



July 16


Blue Hills Reservation


Nature activities

July 22


Boston Common


ADA Celebration

August 5


Walden Pond State Reservation


Pond-side hike

August 12


Webb Memorial State Park

N. Weymouth

Beach scavenger hunt

September 1


Spectacle Island

Boston Harbor

Ferry trip and island tour

September 16


Borderland State Park


Mansion tour

October 7


Mt. Tom State Reservation


Beaver pond exploration

October 17


Maudslay State Park


Haunted hike

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