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Adaptive hiking programs

Out of an abundance of caution due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, the summer 2020 adaptive programming season has been suspended. We will update the program schedule if there are any new developments.

Check out our accessible trails page for a list of accessible hiking trails in Massachusetts state parks to visit independently.

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While visiting a state park, please take appropriate steps to protect your health and the health of others by following the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (DPH) guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Visitors to state parks should follow these additional guidelines:

  • Minimize outdoor recreational time to limit potential exposure to COVID-19;
  • Stay within solitary or small groups, and avoid gatherings of ten or more people;
  • Practice social distancing of at least six feet between individuals;
  • Administer healthy personal hygiene, such as handwashing for at least 20 seconds;
  • Participate in only non-contact recreational activities;
  • Leave a park or area should large gatherings begin to build; and,
  • Stay home if ill, over 70, and/or part of a vulnerable population. 

Please check out the DCR State Parks Covid-19 update for information on facilities and closures.

Trail recommendations

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If you are interested in trail recommendations near you or are looking for information to plan an accessible outing based on individual needs, email the Universal Access Program or call (413) 545-5758.