Recreation For All

Our philosophy includes a strong belief that being outdoors and being in nature provides significant health benefits. Recreation is the refreshment of health and spirits by means of pastime, agreeable exercise, or the like. As New Hampshire citizens, we are lucky to live in a geographical region that is full of recreational opportunities. And as individuals living with disability, we are extremely lucky to have access to organizations and programs run by people who have the creative talent and motivation needed to get us out recreating in ways we may originally see as impossible.

 

Below we've compiled a collection of resources outside of SHEI and WHIM that offer adapted/accessible recreational opportunities. Discover the many different ways you can experience refreshment of health and spirits!

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Adaptive Water-skiing with

Northeast Passage

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Accessible Hiking on the Franconia Notch Bike Path

with Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country

Adaptive Recreational Organizations

Click organization name to open their website for more detailed information and ways to connect. Also, feel free to connect with us at whim4wellness@gmail.com and we will assist you with getting involved in adaptive sport activities that interest you.

       Hunting and target shooting

       ​Cycling, gardening, golfing, kayaking, tennis, hiking, alpine skiing, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, climbing,                         bowling, swimming, boccia

        North Country Storm - power soccer

        North Country Sled Dawgs - sled hockey

        North Country United - Special Olympic Team

       Hiking, kayaking, cycling, target shooting, snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding

       Water-skiing, cycling, fishing, skiing

        Equine, cycling, snow sports

       Cycling and skiing

        Skiing (Alpine & Nordic), snowboarding, snowshoeing, cycling, golfing, kayaking, paddleboarding, downhill

        mountain biking; Veteran's Recreation Programs; Camps

       Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, ski racing, kayaking, paddle boarding, rowing

        Veteran's Recreation programs

       Archery, court sports, cycling, golfing, hiking, nordic skiing, kayaking, water-skiing

        Competitive sports - sled hockey, quad rugby, power soccer

 

        Veteran's Recreation programs

        Equipment rentals

       Camping, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, music concerts, sporting events and many other adventures

        Surfing in North Hampton, sponsored by Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Co.

       Horseback riding and driving

If you know of an adaptive recreational organization that is not on this list,

please share it with us!

 
 
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Northern Rail Trail at Potter Place

Andover, NH

Winnipesaukee River Trail

Northfield, NH

Beaver Brook Association

Accessible Trail Hollis, NH

Accessible Trails

Click underlined name to open the website for detailed information. All of the named trails below are tested and approved by your WHIM peers!

       Located in Hollis, NH. Wildflower Trail, Lower Meadow Loop, and Cow Lane are accessible hard-packed even

        paths.

        Located in Manchester, NH. Protected by The Nature Conservancy.

        Located in Wolfeboro, NH. This is a hard-packed trail. Great parking, access at Wolfeboro Railroad Depot at 15  

        Railroad Ave in Wolfeboro.

       Located in Greenfield, NH. Gregg Trail & Dutton Brook Trail.

       ​Parts of this 8-mile long trail are accessible. A great place to visit if you want to experience the former home of              The Old Man of the Mountain.

       Located in Londonderry, NH. Great parking, access at the bus station parking lot at 4 Symmes Drive in

         Londonderry. This is a paved trail.

        Located in Andover, NH at Potter Place, a historical site off of Route 11. This is a flat, shaded, hard-packed trail.

        There are no restrooms onsite, but there are public bathrooms at gas stations and restaurants east and west of

        Potter Place on Route 11.

        Located in Ossipee, NH. Protected by The Nature Conservancy.

This is a newly renovated boardwalk on Plum Island, MA tested out by our good friends Hubert and Ursula.

        Located in Manchester, NH. Parking at West Side Ice Arena, 1 Electric Street in Manchester. This is a flat, paved

        trail that follows the river in the shade.

        Located in Candia, NH. Parking at 105 Depot Road in Candia. Look for the large dirt parking lot on the right.

        Parts of the parking lot is softer dirt, so please be careful wheeling down your ramp onto the parking lot, as

        there's the potential for your wheelchair casters to get stuck if you aren't paying close attention. This is a

        relatively flat, shaded, hard-packed dirt and crushed stone trail.

        Located in Northfield, NH. This is a packed gravel, flat, and mostly shady trail. Access for the parking lot for the 

        is located across the street from Hall Memorial library at 18 Park Street in Northfield. From US 93 take exit 20.

        Go left off exit toward downtown Tilton. Turn left onto Rt 132/Park St. The turn for the parking area is on the

        right after some old box cars. You will cross the tracks to access the parking lot.

       Winnipesaukee (W) Opechee (O) Winnisquam (W) - Located in Laconia, NH. Parking available at Belmont town

         beach in the Leslie Roberts Recreation Area off of Route 3.

       Lists additional wheelchair accessible trails in New Hampshire, and includes type of material that the trail is

        made of.

       Use this link to explore all state parks in NH. Contains specific contact info for each park.

If you know of an accessible trail that is not on this list

please share it with us!

 
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Odiorne Point State Park

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Rye Harbor State Park

Accessible Parks & Places

Click underlined name to open the website for detailed information. All of the named parks & places below are tested and approved by your WHIM peers!

       Located in Rye, NH. Accessible trails and picnic areas. Great for kids! Home of the Seacoast Science Center,

        which is also accessible.

        Located in Rye, NH. A grassy peninsula that helps form one side of Rye Harbor. Includes a cover pavilion and

        accessible bathrooms on-site. One of the few places along the NH coastline where wheelchairs can comfortably

        experience a full ocean view.

        Located in Holderness, NH. Experience the natural wildlife of NH up close with live animal exhibits consisting of

        local creatures who are wildlife ambassadors, either in the process of being rehabilitated or can no longer survive

        on their own in the wilderness an now call the center home. Paths all over the center are accessible, and they even

        have an accessible floating bridge. 

       Use this link to explore all state parks in NH. Contains specific contact info for each park.

If you've had a great experience at a particular NH state park or NH outdoor rec place

and it's not on the list, please share it with us!