Adaptive hiking programs

These hiking programs provide adaptive equipment and staff support during group excursions.

The Universal Access Program offers adaptive hiking programs year-round. Adaptive equipment and staff support help you explore trails at a leisurely pace. Equipment includes mountain wheelchairs, all-terrain wheelchairs and walkers, crutches, and gait belts.

 

Hiking program schedule

Our adaptive hiking programs are typically offered June through October. To see the current program schedule and learn about upcoming hikes, please visit our adaptive program schedule

Universal Access Program Partner: Waypoint Adventure

Waypoint’s hiking programs take place during a single day and in some of New England’s most beautiful woodlands and urban areas. During this adventure, you and your group will walk through the wilderness or urban environment while part of a supportive community. Like every Waypoint adventure, our hikes are centered around a central goal like communication or perseverance. Lessons may include packing a backpack, practicing Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, navigating with a map and compass, and many more. Experience the trails, streams, mountains, and wildlife of New England in a fully accessible hiking adventure!

Pre-registration is required. Click here to register online. If you have any other questions, contact Brenda Kennedy Davies at bkdavies@waypointadventure.org  or (413) 259-0009.

 

You must fill out a release form and meet our essential eligibility criteria for hiking. 

Plan to bring sun and bug protection as well as a backpack with your lunch and water bottle for the day.

 

Universal Access Program Partner - All Out Adventures

Pre-registration required. Call All Out Adventures at 413-584-2052.

This is a mixed group of hikers with various levels of abilities so we will travel at a pace inclusive of everyone. We will cover approximately 1-2.5 miles based on the group's ability and interest. 

We will hike on flat ground, some gentle hills, and rolling terrain.
 
Equipment, such as binoculars and hiking poles, and instruction are provided by our knowledgeable and friendly program staff. We have adaptive equipment such as trails wheelchairs, and an off-road walker.

You must fill out a release form and meet our essential eligibility criteria for hiking.

What to bring:
Dress for hiking with sturdy shoes or hiking boots. Dress in layers. Bring a small backpack with a water bottle and snack. Extra warm layers.


Important Information:
There is an accessible porta-potty on site.

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