Accessible boating

Access to recreational boating in Massachusetts state parks is provided through adaptive recreational programming in the spring, summer, and fall.

Adaptive kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and rowing programs are offered seasonally through the Universal Access Program. Most programs take place on ponds or lakes, with river opportunities available for more experienced paddlers. Most boating programs have a small fee, and pre-registration is always required. Contact the Universal Access Program for more information, or to be notified of upcoming program locations and dates.

Contact Information

Locations for Accessible boating

Upcoming Events

  • Adaptive rowing on the Connecticut River 

    25 Jones Ferry Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    By appointment: call (413) 320-3134
    Row or scull on the Connecticut River, with specialized rowing shells and adaptive support as needed.
  • Adaptive rowing on the Connecticut River 

    25 Jones Ferry Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    By appointment: call (413) 320-3134
    Row or scull on the Connecticut River, with specialized rowing shells and adaptive support as needed.
Image credits:  Kayaking with pontoons at Highland Lake, DAR State Forest (Marcy Marchello)

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