Adaptive program schedule

See a list of the current adaptive and accessible programming offered in state parks.

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General information

Adaptive, accessible programming is offered seasonally by the Universal Access Program. Our main summer program season runs from June through August, and our main winter season runs from November through March. Our calendar of events is published in May and December of each year. If you would like to get on our mailing list to be notified of upcoming events and activities, please contact us.

Pre-registration and a current release form are required for all programs. All participants at our programs must meet the essential eligibility criteria for the activity.

Additional Resources

Spring activities

Join Waypoint Adventure to challenge yourself in a supportive environment with encouraging staff. For details or to register for a Waypoint program, contact Julia at or (781) 325-7980.

Rock Climbing Clinic at Quincy Quarries, Quincy.

Sign-up for an hour-long rock climbing session.

Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (rain date is Saturday, May 4)

Cost: $20 per person

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Save the date: 15th Annual Adaptive Recreation Fair on June 1, 2019

Herter Park/Artesani Playground, Brighton

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Join the Universal Access Program to meet other adaptive organizations and sign up for summer activities! Enjoy adaptive cycling, hiking, equipment demonstrations, face painting, music, refreshments, games and more!

Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

For more information or to register, contact Donna at or (413) 545-5760.

Volunteers needed for face painting, hiking/letterboxing, cycling, adaptive games, refreshments, and other stations! To get involved, contact Laila at or (857) 260-1519.

Summer/Fall 2019 events


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Check back in May to learn about our summer programs!

Our summer events include kayaking, canoeing, cycling, hiking, rowing, and sailing. Our summer event calendar is published in May, so check back then for our 2019 dates. If you would like to get on our mailing list to be notified when our summer schedule is released, please contact us.



(413) 545-5995


PO Box 484
Amherst, MA 01004
Last updated: March 27, 2019