Accessible walkway, bridge and fishing pier.
Our winner in this category is the Arcadia Management Area in beautiful South County, Rhode Island. With RTP funds, the state Division of Forest Environment designed and built a walkway, as well as a bridge, fishing pier and picnic table area, for disabled people.
The walkway is 300 feet long and connects to other trails, including an additional planned 900 feet of handicapped walkway. The walkway runs between a pond and a hardwood swamp, allowing users to view different types of ecosystems.
We are delighted to recognize the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management for its achievement in enhancing the accessibility of trail-related facilities.