The outdoors are for everybody — and there are plenty of hikes in our area that are friendly to wheelchairs, strollers, and other mobility aids. Get some fresh air on three of our favorite accessible trails.
Walden Pond State Reservation, 915 Walden St., Concord
Spend a Thoreau-ly perfect day at the famous Concord reservation. Enjoy the one-mile out and back trek on the house site trail which is 5 to 7 ft wide.
Cape Cod Rail Trail, 3488 Main St., Brewster
The route leads hikers through six Cape Cod towns, including South Yarmouth and Dennis. Be aware: Most of the trail is relatively flat, but there are steep sections. Anticipate a workout or recruit some help.
Mount Greylock via Bellows Pipe, 30 Rockwell Rd., Lanesborough
The highest point in the Bay State covers ~12,000 acres of Lanesborough, North Adams, Adams, Cheshire, Williamstown, and New Ashford. On a clear day, you can see up to 90 miles away from the summit.
What’s your go-to wheelchair-accessible trail? Let us know where we should explore next.
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