DCR to Offer Accessible Kayaking in State Parks this Summer

Posted by jcashman

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Universal Access Program (UAP) is offering accessible kayaking for individuals with disabilities, their families, and friends at several locations during the month of July. Kayaking opportunities will take place at Hopkinton State Park, Douglas State Forest, D.A.R. State Forest, Charles River and Walden Pond.

Adaptive equipment, teamwork and staff instruction will be provided by All Out Adventures, Boating in Boston, Waypoint Adventure and Stavros Outdoor Access. The Universal Access Program has worked in tandem with these partners to increase participation among persons with disabilities in outdoor recreational activities.
UAP also provides accessible sailing, rowing, canoeing, cycling, hiking and horseback riding in Massachusetts State Parks throughout summer and fall. The program offers accessible cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, kick sledding, snowmobiling and ice skating in the winter.
Pre-registration is required, please call today as spots may fill up quickly. Kayaking locations are hosted by different partners. This contact information can also be viewed on the DCR website by going to www.mass.gov/dcr and clicking on “Universal Access”.
The cost for most kayaking programs is $5 per person – inquire when pre-registering for a time slot.

Schedule and Registration Information:

Walden Pond, Concord

Mondays: July 12, 23, 30

(413) 527-8980 (All Out Adventures) 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Charles River, Newton

Thursdays: July 19

(781) 454-5297 (Waypoint Adventure) 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Hopkinton State Park, Hopkinton

Thursdays: July 5, 12, 19, 26
(508) 435-3965 (Boating in Boston) 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

D.A.R. State Forest, Goshen

Wednesdays: July 11, 18, 25
(413) 527-8980 (All Out Adventures) 9:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

D.A.R. State Forest, Goshen

Mondays: July 2, 9, 16, 30

(413) 259-0009 (Stavros Outdoor Access) 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Douglas State Forest, Douglas

Thursdays: July 12, 19

(413) 527-8980 (All Out Adventures) 9:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

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