Accessibility at Mass Audubon

A Mass Audubon staff member walking with visitors on an accessible trail
A Mass Audubon staff member walking with visitors on an accessible trail

Mass Audubon strives to create a welcoming presence for a wide range of visitors, including making our sanctuaries and nature centers more accessible. We're working hard to ensure that everyone can enjoy the nature of Massachusetts.

When I walk by myself on one of Mass Audubon's All Persons trails, I hear more, feel more, and take in more with all of my senses. I go at my own speed, stopping when I want to, standing quietly for as long as I choose, and taking in the beauty of nature in my own unique way.

—Jerry Berrier, Perkins School for the Blind


Sensory Friendly Days

In order to continue making nature accessible to all, Mass Audubon created a summer program series of Sensory Friendly Days at sanctuaries throughout Massachusetts.

During these times, people could visit when properties were closed to the general public or tended to be relatively quiet.

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Wildlife Sanctuary Accessibility

Sensory Trail sign about a pond
Sensory Trail sign about a pond

Mass Audubon is working to make our wildlife sanctuaries with nature centers universally accessible. This includes ADA-compliant Nature Centers and universally accessible All Persons Trails. Learn More >

Accessible Programs

Group exploring an accessible trail at Arcadia Wildlife Sactuary
Group exploring an accessible trail

In addition to offering opportunities to explore our wildlife sanctuaries independently, Mass Audubon also offers programs at select sanctuaries for people with accessibility and/or special needs. Learn More >

Accessible Projects and Partners

The effort to create universally accessible wildlife sanctuaries was the result of working with partners and generous supporters. Learn More >