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Adaptive hiking programs

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

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

These group outings include time to chat with and meet your fellow hikers. Each hike offers nature interpretation and activities unique to the park. Most hikes are from a quarter mile to one mile long on easy to moderate terrain. Some hikes are up to three miles long on more challenging terrain. You must sign a release form and meet Universal Access Program Essential Eligibility Criteria for hiking.

Our 2018 adaptive hiking dates are listed below. To learn about upcoming hikes, sign up for our twice-annual newsletter.

2018 hiking locations

Pre-registration is required to attend a hike. To sign up, call (413) 259-0009 or email brenda@outdoor-access.org.

Date

Day

Location

Town

Theme

June 6

Wednesday

Robinson State Park

Feeding Hills

Nature activities

June 8

Friday

Halibut Point State Park

Rockport

Quarry tour

June 21

Thursday

Walden Pond State Reservation

Concord

History of Thoreau & pond-side hike

June 25

Monday

Spectacle Island

Boston Harbor

Ferry trip and island tour

July 12

Thursday

Blue Hills Reservation

Milton

Pond-side hike

July 19

Thursday

Great Brook Farm State Park

Carlisle

Dairy tour & ice cream

August 23

Thursday

Moore State Park

Rutland

Letterboxing

September 13

Thursday

Pittsfield State Forest

Pittsfield

Nature scavenger hunt

September 20

Thursday

Borderland State Park

Sharon

Mansion tour

October 4

Thursday

Mt. Tom State Reservation

Holyoke

Beaver pond exploration

October 20

Saturday

Maudslay State Park

Newburyport

Haunted hike

Additional Resources for 2018 hiking locations

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