Accessible Massachusetts

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Accessible Massachusetts

Looking for accessible and enjoyable things to do in Boston and other areas in Massachusetts?

Accessible Travel Massachusetts 

Lists arts and culture, accessible venues, sightseeing tours, Boston’s best cruises ADA accessibility, adaptive programs, outdoor activities and accessible transportation.


Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Universal Access Program (UAP)

DCR‘s Universal Access Program is dedicated to providing outdoor recreation opportunities in Massachusetts State Parks for visitors of all abilities.

Accessible Beaches and Pools – Find accessible places to swim and sunbathe at Massachusetts state parks, beaches, and pools.

Accessible Boating – Access to boating in Massachusetts state parks is provided

Accessible Camping – The Department of Conservation and Recreation offers camping opportunities for campers of all abilities.

Accessible Fishing – Go fishing at accessible piers, platforms, and shorelines in Massachusetts state parks

Accessible Hiking Trails – Discover paved rail trails and accessibly-designed hiking trails in Massachusetts state parks.

Accessible Swimming – Find accessible places to swim and sunbathe at Massachusetts state parks, beaches, and pools.

Boston Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide 

The city’s accessibility is good across all areas — in access to public transportation, taxis, sidewalks, attractions and hotels.

Massachusetts Accessible Cruises and Tours 

Listings of accessible cruises and tours that can be filtered by region, location and amenities.   

Sport Venues

Outdoor Recreation Blog

Everyone Outdoors Blog has  accessible adventures and adaptive recreation in Massachusetts State Parks and beyond.  Keep informed of the many exciting outdoor recreation adventure possibilities, features about adaptive equipment and listings of resources by subscribing to Marcy Marchello’s blog.

Outdoor Recreation Programs

Here are some of Boston’s accessible recreation programs.

Adaptive Sailing Program
Piers Park Sailing Center
95 Marginal St.
East Boston, MA
Phone: 617-561-6677 x15

Community Boating Universal Access Program
21 David G. Mugar Way
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-523-1038

Access Recreation Boston
Institute for Human Centered Design
200 Portland St.
Boston, MA 02114
617-695-1225 ext 255

Fact Sheet last updated on: 8/9/2021