Accessibility at Pleasant Valley
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.
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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 Pleasant Valley that shows you what to expect!
Program Barn & Education Center
Our two main buildings feature ADA-compliant parking, entrance, admission area, educational activity spaces, and restrooms.
Fully accessible restrooms are located in the new addition to the Program Barn. Additional accessible restrooms are available seasonally in the Education Center.
All Persons Trail
On this 1,700 feet universally accessible All Persons Trail, you’ll pass through old field, woodland edge, and wetland/pond communities. It follows a wide path with a smooth, packed surface. It leads to a boardwalk overlooking scenic Pike’s Pond.
Much of the trail is level with a few moderate slopes along its route. Narrated stops along the trail are marked by signs in print and Braille. Some are mounted on wooden posts, while others are affixed to other objects.
Download our printed guides or pick up trail information including a guide in printed or Braille format, and a printed or tactile trail map at the nature center.
We also have adaptive items available for loan including hands-free binoculars (on a tripod), audio players, a large print version of the Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Birds, and a walking cane with a small seat.
Enjoy a narrated audio tour of the All Persons Trail.