Accessibility Enhancement


Upper Roaring Brook Accessible Walkway and Fishing Pier - Rhode Island

Bridges and boardwalks along the wetlands

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.

Accessible fishing areas at the Arcadia Management Area

Accessible fishing areas at the Arcadia Management Area

More winners of this award

2023: Danada-Herrick Lake Regional Trail- Cromwell Drive Connector

2021: Chautauqua Bottoms Accessibility Upgrades

2020: Boardwalks and Observation Deck Rehab/Replacement

2019: Sassafras Mountain – South Carolina

2018: Camp Creek Greenway - Georgia

2017: Talisi Riverwalk Trail Extension - Alabama

2016: Graber Pond Accessible Trail - Wisconsin

2015: Rotary Park Accessible Trail (Phase 2) - Tennessee

2014: Merrimack County Four-Season Northern Rail Trail - New Hampshire

2013: Beaman Park Accessible and Interpretive Trail - Tennessee

2012: The Children’s Center’s Life Trails and Therapeutic Park - Oklahoma

2011: Potts Memorial Park Trail Project - Missouri

2010: Laurel Fork Trail at Holly River State Park - West Virginia

2009: Southwest Key Trail - Texas

2008: Johnny Henderson Park Trail - Alabama

2008: Trails Accessibility Program - Florida

2007: Penny Lake Trail/Boothbay Harbor - Maine

2006: Springs Valley Trail - Indiana

2005: Trail Access Information for Northern Nevada

2004: Camp ASCCA Environmental Trail - Alabama