Accessible hiking and golfing

Explore accessible trails and adaptive hiking opportunities in Massachusetts state parks, and learn about adaptive golf equipment.

There are a range of different types of accessible trails in our parks to explore on your own. You can hike on paved rail trails, paved pathways, and accessibly-designed stone dust hiking trails.
The Universal Access Program also offers seasonal adaptive hiking programs from May–October each year. These group programs use conventional hiking trails on moderate terrain and include specialized equipment and staff support.
If you have limited mobility, DCR's golf courses offer specialized single-rider golf carts that you can rent to use on the driving range or the green. Several organizations offer programs for people with disabilities to learn and play golf at DCR golf courses.

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Locations for Accessible hiking and golfing

Upcoming Events

  • Adaptive sports at Nickerson State Park 

    3488 Main St., Brewster, MA 02631
    May 14–October 12, days and times vary
    The McGraw Center for Adaptive Sports at Nickerson State Park offers programs hosted by Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers.
  • Adaptive summer sports program on the Charles River in Waltham 

    31 Woerd Ave, Waltham, MA 02453
    June 1–September 30. Days and times vary.
    AccesSportAmerica offers a range of activities on the Charles River, starting from the Woerd Ave boat launch in Waltham.

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Image credits:  The accessible trail at Mt. Tom State Reservation (Rachael Lee)