Whitinsville, MA (July 15, 2019) – Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (BHC) is partnering with All Out Adventures to bring a series of four free, adaptive kayaking events to Wallum Lake at Douglas State Forest, Douglas, MA, on Tuesday, August 27, Tuesday, September 10, Saturday, September 14 and Tuesday, September 17.
With funding provided by a grant BHC received from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region, this program expands BHC’s recreational programming to those with disabilities. Earlier this year, BHC and All Out Adventures presented a series of five adaptive cycling events in May along the Blackstone River Bikeway in Worcester, MA, and Blackstone, MA.
“We’re grateful to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine for providing funding to offer this amazing program,” noted Suzanne Buchanan, Volunteer Coordinator at BHC. “Imagine offering folks a chance to experie
nce kayaking and the freedom of paddling on Wallum Lake, and seeing this beautiful resource from the seat of a kayak! Volunteers of the Blackstone Valley Paddle Club will provide support throughout the program. Join in the fun to make memories, friends, and enjoy this unique recreational opportunity.”
The adaptive kayaking program is open to people with disabilities with a guest. Through the use of tandem kayaks, paddle adaptations, and outriggers, All Out Adventures makes kayaking accessible to people of all levels of ability. Adventures are available at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., by advance registration only. Space is limited. Directions and details will be sent upon registration. To register, visit AllOutAdventures.org or call 413-584-2052.
To learn about volunteering with the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, contact Suzanne Buchanan at 508-234-4242 or volunteer@BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org.