Accessibility at Tidmarsh
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.
- All Persons Trail
All trails are open year-round; however trails are not maintained during winter weather so surfaces and footing may be slippery.
All Persons Trail
This ADA-compliant All Persons Trail is surfaced with a stone dust mixture and is equipped with a navigational post-and-rope guiding system for nearly its entire length. Two different kinds of beads are attached to the rope guide. A spherical bead indicates that an interpretive stop marker is within arm’s reach with the name of the stop in large print and braille. A cube-shaped bead indicates that a multi-use seating area is nearby.
It typically takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to fully experience both segments. Sandplain Stroll explores the past, present, and future of Tidmarsh, and it includes three interpretive stops, an open picnic area, and the scenic overlook. Restoration Way explores the science of restoration ecology and includes four interpretive stops, the wildlife viewing blind, and a sheltered picnic pavilion.
The trail is approximately 1400 feet long, going from an accessible parking area, and branching off into two different segments.
- Post and rope guided trail
- A scenic overlook with seating
- A wildlife viewing structure
- Two picnic areas including a sheltered pavilion
- Tactile displays
- An abundance of multi-use seating throughout the trail
Experience this trail in your own way or follow the interpretive tour, which is available as an audio recording or in a printed booklet (pre-designed or customizable) or braille formats.
The trail tour booklets, as well as a tactile trail map, are available at the visitor information desk in the Office. When the Office is open, a staff member can be reached at 508-927-1200.
The audio tour is available to listen to or download onto your personal audio player. The audio tour is also available on an audio player that you can arrange to borrow by contacting us in advance by phone at 508-927-1200.
Mass Audubon thanks the following organizations and individuals for their generous support in developing and opening this All Persons Trail:
- Jerry Berrier
- Mark Priest
- Chris Arsenault
- Perkins School
- Living Observatory
- Alvarium Foundation
- Tidmarsh volunteers
- TerraCorps Service members
- USDA Forest Service
- Charter Contracting Company, LLC
- Anonymous Donors