Unpaved All Persons Trails In Central & Eastern Mass
The following unpaved trails are all categorized as accessible by their managing organizations. We have marked any trail that hasn't been personally visited by us as "Untested", any trails where we've found deficiencies that in our opinion make it inaccessible as "Not Accessible". When we think there could be a potential barrier, or other pertinent information, we've included a note about it. Seasonal/weather conditions (e.g. storms or excessive rain) and maintenance issues can occur that could potentially make a trail temporarily inaccessible. If you have any questions or concerns about trail conditions, it's always a good idea to reach out to the managing agency before visiting.
DCR State Park Trails
Entry Fee or Park Pass Required. Entry is free for those with a disabled placard or plate.
Woodland Trail- Dunn State Park, Gardner, Stone Dust surface (1 mile), three steep sections that exceed 14% grade, this trail may not be accessible to all users as the grade doesn't meet trail accessibility guidelines. This trail is Untested.
Wells Pond Trail- Sturbridge, Currently Not Accessible due to maintenance issues.
Walden Pond, Concord. Thoreau House Site Universal Access Trail. Untested.
More State Park Trails to come.
U.S. Forest Service Trails
Entry Fee Required unless you have a Federal Parks Access Pass for people with disabling conditions (a placard or plate doesn't count). These Trails are Untested.
Hellcat Trail- Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport (1.3 miles)
Red Maple Pond Trail- Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, 73 Weir Hill Rd. Sudbury (.3 Miles)
Mass Audubon Trails
These sites may have an entrance fee, please visit Mass Adubon for more information about these sites.
These Trails are Untested.
Attleboro Springs- Attleboro
Habitat Education Center- Belmont
Drumlin Farm- Lincoln
Daniel Webster- Marshfield
North River- Marshfield
Boston Nature Center- Mattapan
Blue Hills Trailside Museum- Milton
Stony Brook- Norfolk
Wachusett Meadow- Princeton
Broad Meadow Brook- Worcester (2 accessible trails: Sensory and Troiano)
Allens Pond- Westport
Wellfleet Bay, South Wellfleet
Bog Trail, Charles W. Ward Reservation, 65 Prospect Rd, Andover. Untested
Short Trail- 1/4 mile
Perimeter Loop Trail, Arlington Reservoir, 210 Lowell St, Arlington. Untested
Braille Trail, Riverfront Park & Sensory Garden, 147 Charles River Rd, Watertown. Untested
Short Trail- 1/4 mile
Doyle Community Park. Leominster Ma 1.5 mile Universal Access Trail. Untested
David H. Small Community Trail, Eagle Reserve Conservation Area, 55 Winchendon Rd, Royalston. Untested
Gilmore Pond Trail, Westborough Community Land Trust, 19 Quick Farm Rd. Westborough. (Meets US Forest Service Accessible Trail Guidelines but grade is unknown. Trail is also narrows to only 4ft wide in some places).
Adaptive Mountain Biking Trails
West Barnstable Conservation Area, Trail Maps are available from New England Mountain Biking Association (NEMBA). All green trails in this conservation area are being used for adaptive biking.
If you know of an accessible trail that isn't on this list, contact us at UnpavedTrailsForAll@gmail.com and we'll add it.