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.
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 between a quarter mile and one mile long on easy to moderate terrain. Some hikes are up to three miles long on more challenging terrain. 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.
Cost: $20 per person. One parent/friend/PCA of program participant with a disability can attend at no charge.
Hiking programs are limited to 8 participants per program. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register online. If you have any other questions, contact Brenda Kennedy Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 259-0009.
Current hiking program schedule
|Thursday||Sept. 30||Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park||Uxbridge|
|Tuesday||Oct. 19||Quabbin Reservoir||Ware|
|Saturday||Oct. 24||Maudslay State Park||Newburyport|
|Tuesday||Oct. 26||Borderland State Park||N. Easton|
|Thursday||Nov. 18||DAR State Forest||Goshen|
|Thursday||Dec. 2||Batchelor Brook Trailhead at Mt. Holyoke Range||Amherst|
|Thursday||Dec. 16||Breakheart Reservation||Saugus|