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A boardwalk cutting through tall green shrubs and trees.
Boston Nature Center, Mattapan

Accessibility at Boston Nature Center

Mass Audubon strives to create a welcoming presence for a wide range of visitors, including making our sanctuaries and nature centers like Boston Nature Center more accessible for all to enjoy.

Accessible Features at Boston Nature Center

  • Nature Center
  • Restrooms
  • All Persons Trail (includes Audio Tour & tactile signage) 
  • Trail maps available in printed or tactile formats

All Persons Trail

We created this fully accessible self-guided nature trail so that everyone could experience the very special nature that thrives here at Boston Nature Center. By creating this sensory trail, we continue two legacies–supporting wildlife and habitat conservation in this resilient urban landscape and connecting people to nature.

The trail may be traveled in either direction, starting at the front or rear of the Boston Nature Center.

Distance

Approximately one mile long around the George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center and through the 67-acres.

Features

  • Wide
  • Primarily level
  • Crushed stone path
  • All narrated audio tour stops are clearly marked by three-foot tall signposts with the stop name and number in print and in Braille.

Print Guides

Individual copies of the trail map are available in printed or tactile formats. Copies of the printed or Braille guide are also available in the Boston Nature Center.

Audio Tour

There is an audio tour for our accessible trail. The tour is available in three versions: English, Spanish, and one version just for kids (available in English only.) All narrated stops along the trail are clearly marked by three-foot tall signposts with the stop name and number in print and in braille.

You can access the audio tour three ways:

  1. You can call 617-618-1182 on your cell phone. This tour is available by phone April thru December.
  2. You can borrow an audio player during Boston Nature Center hours.
  3. You can download the Audio Tour from our website and play it on your personal audio player when you visit.
download Intro (635.9 kB)
download Stop 1 - Monarchs & Milkweed (3.7 MB)
download Stop 3 - Wetland Wonders (3.3 MB)
download Stop 4 - Home in a Tree (2.3 MB)
download Stop 5 - Rockberry Rocks (3.1 MB)
download Stop 6 - A Pond Study (2.8 MB)
download Stop 7 - Energy at Work (2.7 MB)
download Stop 9 - Gardens & Gatherings (3.5 MB)
download Stop 13 - Conclusion (1.3 MB)