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People on trail during summer at Habitat
Habitat Education Center, Belmont

Accessibility at Habitat Education Center

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. Find out more about Mass Audubon's accessibility work

Accessible Features

  • Nature Center
  • Restrooms
  • Garden Terrace
  • All Persons Trail

All Persons Trail

This half-mile trail loop follows a wide, gently sloping path with a smooth, packed surface. The trail construction complies with ADA guidelines for accessibility and is designed to accommodate wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility devices. This trail beckons all visitors to explore Habitat's special places.

The trail begins at Habitat's parking area, goes by the community gardens and solar array, winds through the pine forest, meadow, and birch woods, and reaches Turtle Pond.

This All Persons Trail project was developed cooperatively between Mass Audubon and the Recreational Trails Program.

Distance

0.5-mile trail loop

Features

  • Wide, gently sloping path with a smooth, packed surface.
  • Accommodate wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility devices, as well as baby strollers.
  • Boardwalk section and pond observation platform offer great views of waterfowl, painted turtles, and other wildlife.

Print Guides

Spring, Summer, & Fall

download Accessible Trail Guide (4.6 MB)

Winter

download Accessible Trail Guide Winter (4.7 MB)

Audio Tour

You can access the audio tour by calling 617-449-7520 April through December; borrow an audio player at the Nature Center; or download the files.

 Spring, Summer, FallWinter
download Habitat Stop 1 – Welcome (2.9 MB)
download Habitat Stop 3 – Pine Bank (4.3 MB)
download Habitat Stop 5 – Birch Tree (1.2 MB)
download Habitat Stop 6 – Turtle Pond (5.9 MB)
download Habitat Stop 7 – Meadow (3 MB)
download Habitat Stop 8 – Greenhouse (1.4 MB)
download Habitat Stop 1 – Winter (2.8 MB)
download Habitat Stop 2 – Winter (3.1 MB)
download Habitat Stop 3 – Winter (3.6 MB)
download Habitat Stop 4 – Winter (2.7 MB)
download Habitat Stop 5 – Winter (1.6 MB)
download Habitat Stop 6 – Winter (5.5 MB)
download Habitat Stop 7 – Winter (2.7 MB)
download Habitat Stop 8 – Winter (1.2 MB)
download Habitat Stop 9 – Winter (2.8 MB)