Trails in the Media
As the longest accessible trail in a mountainside environment in the United States, Crotched Mountain’s accessible hiking trails have gained attention from bloggers and the media at local, regional and national levels. We invite you to learn more about the trails through these informative stories and videos.
Boston Chronicle Visits our Trails
Reporter Ted Reinstein meets Laura, Jenny and other hikers on our accessible trails.
Watch this TV Segment
Land & People Magazine - The Trust for Public Land
Laura Clark and Jennifer Crowell are featured in the article Lost & Found in the magazine Land & People by The Trust for Public Land. Laura and Jenny were two of the first to hike the accessible trails when they opened in 2011. Laura says, "Everybody here hikes. Everybody goes out into the woods."
Read the article
Crotched Mountain's accessible trails have been featured in two highly insightful articles by blogger and hiking expert Lisa Maloney on the national informational web site About.com Hiking.
Read the Accessible Trails Overview Article
Read the Sustainable Trails Conference Article
Accessibility Guidelines and the AMC
AMC Magazine featured Crotched Mountain's accessible trail system in their article about the newly published Federal Trail Accessibility guidelines. Crotched Mountain has "one of the most extensive networks built to USFS standards." Read the article
Dutton Brook & Gregg Trails Named Best of NH 2013
Our Dutton Brook and Gregg Trails were recognized by The New Hampshire Magazine as Best of NH 2013 Adventure for best wheelchair accessible trails. Come and hike the trails to see why! Read more
Gregg Trail Named Best Wheelchair Accessible Trail
Our own Gregg Trail was recognized by the venerable Yankee Magazine as a 2013 “Editors’ Choice” winner for Best Wheelchair-Accessible Trail. Come and hike the trail to see why! Read more
Taking the iBot to Crotched Mountain
October 26, 2011
Mitch Sturgeon of Enjoying the Ride describes his experience hiking on the trails in his iBot. Watch video
NHPR feature story
September 29, 2011
Many people may not think twice before heading out on a fall day to climb a mountain. But for people with a disability, or who simply have trouble moving around, choices are limited. But there’s one place in southern New Hamsphire now, with the opening of Crotched Mountain Foundation’s accessible mountain trail system. Listen Now
August 2, 2011
Candy B. Harrington of Emerging Horizons: Travel Information for Wheelchair Users and Slow Walkers had this to say about our accessible trails: “Located just 75 miles from Boston, these trails are open to the public and present an excellent opportunity for wheelchair-users and slow walkers to get out and enjoy Mother Nature.” Read full story
USA Today Top Ten Travel Story
July 1, 2011
Considered unique by the U.S. Forest Service for offering the disabled unparalleled access to mountain wilderness, the 2 1/2 miles of trails at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in southern New Hampshire opened to the public on June 24. Read more