Accessibility at Drumlin Farm
Mass Audubon strives to create a welcoming presence for a wide range of visitors, including making our sanctuaries and nature centers more accessible for all to enjoy.
- Universally accessible All Persons Trails
- Adaptive items available for loan (hands-free binoculars, audio players, a walking cane with a small seat, a push wheelchair)
What to Expect When You Visit
Are you preparing to visit us with your children or a group of students, including those with special needs? If so, we encourage you to review this step-by-step photo tour (Social Story) of Drumlin Farm that shows you what to expect!
Drumlin Farm offers environmental programming for people with accessibility and/or special needs. We offer quality accessible curriculum based environmental programming for people of all abilities.
Our comprehensive adapted educational programming is taught by our trained teacher naturalists, who ensure that our programming is inclusive for a broad range of abilities. Program offerings can be adapted for learners of all abilities. We strive to increase the participation of children and adults with disabilities in environmental education programs. To learn more or schedule a program, email us.
All Persons Trails
Drumlin Farm has two trails designed and constructed first to physically meet or exceed Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.
Ice Pond Trail
This 350-foot woodland walk along the edge of a small pond, runs from the parking lot to the admissions window at our Nature Center. This trail provides a quiet spot away from the busier sections of the farm. While the trail does meet ADA guidelines for grade and surfacing, you may find portions to be steep or strenuous.
- 5-foot-wide crushed stone surface
- A guide rope is provided along the entire Ice Pond trail, attached to the top of a fence
- Round beads along the rope indicate the location of a narrated stop where you will find a sign within reach with the stop name and number in print and braille
- A square bead indicates that there is seating nearby
This 0.4-mile trail takes you from the main entrance, past the wildlife exhibits and barns and animals, and back to the nature center. Visiting all 11 stops on the Farmyard Loop trail takes about 30 minutes, although you can easily spend more time enjoying the animals and natural habitats.
- Combination of nine-foot-wide paved walkway and hard-packed road
- Slopes downhill between markers 8 and 10, with benches available for rest stops at the steepest sections
- A picnic area after stop 17
You can access the audio tour by borrowing an audio player at the Nature Center or downloading the audio files to your own device.