Accessible Trails

All Persons Trail at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
All Persons Trail at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

To ensure that everyone has an opportunity to connect with the natural world, many of Mass Audubon's wildlife sanctuaries now feature universally accessible trails.

Accessible All Persons Trails

These "All Persons Trails" trails are designed and constructed first to physically meet or exceed Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, and then to incorporate universally designed interpretive features including educational stops, wildlife viewing boardwalks and platforms, picnic and play areas, and navigation resources including audio directions, guide ropes, curbing, and handrails.

All Persons Trails are typically 0.5-0.75 miles in length and may include:

  • Smooth, gentle grades for improved access by foot, stroller, or wheelchair
  • Sensory-rich audio tours (available by cell phone and/or audio players)
  • Braille texts and tactile maps
  • Tour booklets and maps designed for high readability for visually impaired and sighted visitors
  • Improved signage (also Braille) along trails
  • Wider boardwalks with bumpers as needed
  • Post-and-rope guiding systems
  • Interpretive content focusing on the natural and cultural history of each site
  • Accessible outdoor wildlife observation structures, specialized gardens, seating, play areas, and picnic areas

Wildlife sanctuaries with All Persons Trails

Find information about each of our All Persons Trails by clicking any of the links below. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the sanctuary prior to your visit.

Mass Audubon's Accessibility Initiative

Get more information about Mass Audubon's efforts to create a richer experience for visitors with a wide range of vision, hearing, and mobility levels. Learn more >