Whatever you do, do not let summer end without trying some of DCR’s accessible recreation opportunities.
Tomorrow, for instance, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., DCR’s Universal Access Program (UAP) is offering adaptive horseback riding for individuals with disabilities, as well as their families and friends. The free program at Bradley Palmer State Park on Asbury Street in Topsfield is being administered by Windrush Farm. Call ahead to sign up and for waivers requiring a doctor’s signature: 617-626-1294.
Four days later, on August 31, the UAP is offering accessible canoeing at Hampton Ponds State Park, 1048 North Road, in Westfield. That program, from 9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., is being co-sponsored with All-Out Adventures. It costs $5 a person, and preregistration is required: 413-527-8980.
Then, on Sept. 2 (squeeze this one in before Labor Day), UAP is offering accessible kayaking at Regatta Point in Quinsigamond State Park, 10 North Lake Avenue in Worcester. The program, which also is cosponsored with All-Out Adventures, is $5 per person and will run 9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Please call ahead to pre-register: 413-527-8980.
UAP provides all the equipment needed to enjoy each activity safely and comfortably.
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