|Sun worship at Salisbury Beach State Reservation.|
Connecticut State Parks: Five parks - Hammonasset Beach, Rocky Neck, Sherwood Island, Silver Sands and Squantz Pond - have beach wheelchairs available for visitors. The chairs are free of charge and are on a first come, first serve basis.
Maine State Parks: At least 2 state parks in the southern region advertise beach wheelchairs. Call the regional headquarters in Augusta at 207-624-6080 for more information about beach wheelchairs at Crescent Beach State Park (near Portland) and Popham Beach State Park (near Bath).
|Perforrmance style handcycle available to ride in R.I.|
|Ice Sled in use at Buffone Arena in Worcester.|
Surprised? Some ice rinks are open year round and offer wonderful respite from the heat or an alternative rainy day activity. Many state rinks in Massachusetts offer ice sleds for seated skating, with short hockey sticks with picks for self -propulsion and an attachable stroller bar for those who need to be pushed. Check out public skating times on-line for each rink. No fee to use sleds, rink admission fee may apply. Recommended year round rinks:
Jim Roche Community Ice Arena in West Roxbury - currently 7 sleds with 7 handles through October 6th.
Smead Skating Arena in Springfield - currently 4 sleds with 2 handles year round.
Buffone Arena in Worcester - currently 4 sleds with 2 handles year round.
Armstrong Skating Arena in Plymouth - currently 2 sleds with 1 handle year round.