Adaptive recreational programs and events

Discover adaptive recreation programs in Massachusetts state parks. These programs offer specialized equipment, modifications, and staff support and instruction.

Looking for some guided accessible recreation in the state parks? Massachusetts is unique in offering adaptive recreation programs year-round and statewide through the Universal Access Program.

Our structured programs feature adaptive equipment, professional staff, and instruction and support. Friends, family members, and companions are always welcome to take part in our programs alongside participants with disabilities.

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  • Adaptive sailing on the Charles River 

    21 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02114
    April–October 31, 7 days a week on an appointment basis.
    Take adaptive sailing lessons or go out for a recreational sail with Community Boating, Inc.
  • 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.

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Image credits:  Canoeing on Pottapaug Pond (Laila Soleimani)