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Nature for all – international trail directory Braille trails, signs and senses

Nature for all

The purpose of the website Nature for All is to make information about accessible Braille nature trails and sensory gardens available to the public to increase awareness and use of the increasing number of such trails in the United States and around the world.

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board walk Everglades Park Florida United States

The visually impaired and others with physical disabilities are found in every country and community in the world, but finding places for accessible outdoor experiences is challenging as many do not know they exist.

These trails and gardens can be enjoyed by those with and without physical disabilities, connecting people to nature while educating about the importance of providing inclusive opportunities for the visually impaired and others with disabilities and also conserving public natural areas and gardens worldwide.

What can be done to help the visually impaired and others with disabilities experience the outdoors?

Build a new Braille trail or sensory garden. Often Braille signs and guides can be added to existing trails and gardens to make them accessible. For information on how to get started, please fill out the contact form for a guide to creating a Braille nature trail and available resources.

Lead a nature walk for the visually impaired along a trail or through a sensory garden. Contact a local organization or school that serves the blind to arrange a group visit. If possible provide one volunteer per visually impaired participant to join them and enjoy the experience together.

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Photo of a trail in Kotlina Kłodzka. near Kudowa Zdroj in Poland

Trails by State in the United States of America

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Below the section of the United States you will find International Trails in 34 more countries

Alabama

Madison County Nature Trail

Arizona

Elsie McCartny Sensory Garden

Judith Tunell Accessible Trail

Arkansas

Trees of the Forest Trail

California

Alice Keck Sensory Garden

Berns Environmental Study Loop

Central Park Sensory Garden

Golden Braille Trail

Nature Path for the Blind

Oak Creek Canyon Whole Access Interpretive Trail

Orange County Sensory Garden

Pierce College Braille Trail

Relevation Trail

Santee Lakes Sensory Garden

Trail of the Phoenix

Colorado

Beaver Brook Braille Nature Trail

Braille/Discovery Trails

Denver Botanic Sensory Garden

Mork Braille Trail

Ute Loop Sensory Trail

Connecticut

Braille Trail at Valley Falls

Lake McDonough Braille Trail

Trail of the Senses Braille Trail

Delaware

Brandywine Creek Sensory Trail

Planting Hope Garden

Florida

Cotee River Lions Handicapped and Braille Trail

Dreamers Garden Sensory Garden

Grace Taylor Sensory Garden

Lighthouse Sensory Garden

Peggy Park Trail

Saint Augustine Braille Trail

Therapeutic and Sensory Garden

Tuscawilla Sensory Garden

Georgia

Big Pine Braille Trail

Forsyth Park Fragrance Garden

Freedom Braille Trail

Whispering Woods Braille Trail

Hawaii

Oahu Urban Garden Center Sensory Garden

Illinois

Idea Garden

Little Red Schoolhouse Accessible Garden

Mount Prospect Historical Society Sensory Garden

William T. Bacon Sensory Garden

Iowa

The Shepherd’s Garden

Kansas

Audio-Reader Sensory Garden

Sally Stone Sensory Garden

Maine

Lerner Garden of the Five Senses

Maryland

Catoctin Creek Park Multi-Sensory Trail

Grove for the Senses

Lake Waterford All-Sensory Trail

Patapsco Valley All Sensory Trail

Stephen Knolls Sensory Garden

Massachusetts

Boston Nature Center Sensory Trail

Button Bush Trail

Buttonwood Park Sensory Garden

Dennis Braille Trail

Manchester-Essex Wood Braille Trail

Perkins Pond Braille Trail

Riverfront Braille Trail and Sensory Garden

Stony Brook Sensory Trail

Michigan

Scripps Park Sensory Garden

Minnesota

Clotilde Irvine Sensory Garden

Muriel Sahlin Sensory Garden

Missouri

Elephant Rocks Braille Trail

Ozarks Sensory Garden

Zimmerman Sensory Garden

Montana

McNair Braille Trail

Shelter Sensory Garden

Nebraska

Garden of the Senses

New Jersey

Fragrance and Sensory Garden

Garden for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Laurelwood Sensory Garden

Marsh Discover Trail

Morris Canal Greenway Trail

New Mexico

La Pasada Encantada Nature Trail

New York

Alice Recknagel Ireys Fragrance Garden

Garvies Point Preserve Braille Trail

Nassau County’s Sensory Garden

Pelham Bay Park Sensory Garden

Planting Fields Sensory Garden

Sharon’s Sensory Garden

Shelter Island Braille Trail

North Dakota

Solien-Denault Sensory Trail

Ohio

Beech Creek Sensory Garden

Corll Meadows Braille Trail

Fort Wright Sensory Garden

Heinzerling Foundation Sensory Garden

Sensory Garden for the Blind and Physically Disabled

Oklahoma

The Hill

Oregon

Hull Park for the Blind

Pennsylvania

Garden of Five Senses

Latodami Nature Access Trail

Lycoming County Master Gardeners Sensory Garden

Main Line Sensory Garden

Wildlands Trail

Wynnewood Valley Park Sensory Garden

Puerto Rico

Punta Tuna Hiking Trails

South Carolina

Children’s Nature and Sensory Trail

Palmetto Trail

Pioneer Garden Braille Trail

Tennessee

Lions Narnia Braille Trail

Little Garden Club Sensory Garden

Pot House Loop Trail

Sensory Garden for the Blind

Texas

Garden for the Blind

George and Milly Rhodus Sculpture and Sensory Garden

Riverside Nature Center Sensory Garden

Virginia

Norfolk Sensory Garden

The Lion’s Tale Trail

Washington

Cispus Braille Trail

Seattle Sensory Garden

Wisconsin

Fern Trail

Wyoming

Lee McCune Braille Trail

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International Trails by Country

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Australia

Brisbane Braille Trail

Wodonga Sensory Garden

Austria

Styrian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted Guided Forest Path

University of Innsbruck Fragrance and Touch Garden

Bermuda

Garden for Those Who Are Not Blessed with Sight

Brazil

Garden of Sensations

Rio de Janeiro Sensory Garden

Canada

Courtyard of the Senses

Dogwood Trail

Elsie King Trail

First Lake Braille Trail

Lucy Maud Montgomery Garden of the Senses

Scents and Sensibility Garden

China

Aberdeen Country Park Trail for the Disabled

Chenshan Botanical Garden for the Blind

Nanjing Botanical Garden for Visually Impaired People

Tongjing Park Botanical Garden for the Blind

Costa Rica

Carara National Park Universal Access Trail

Czech Republic

Olomouc Botanic Garden to the Senses

Prague Botanic Garden

Dominican Republic

Path for the Senses

England (United Kingdom)

Abbey Gardens Sensory Garden

Belmont Sensory Garden

Birmingham Botanical Garden Sensory Garden

Dennis King Memorial Sensory Garden

Harold Park Sensory Garden

King George’s Garden for the Blind

Patch Sensory Garden

Ralph Millward Sensory Garden

Seaton Valley Countryside Park Sensory Garden

Finland

Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden Sensory Garden

France

Garden of the Senses

Jardin des Senteurs

Morvan Regional National Park Discovery Path

Georgia

Cikhisciri Holiday Centre for the Visually Impaired Adapted Path

Germany

Angelbecksteich Barrier Free Hiking Trail

Bare Hands and Bare Feet Path

Brunstal Adventure Trail

Eifel Braille Trail

Luneburger Heide Hiking Trails

Middle Elbe Reserve Nature Trail

Plant and Rock Garden – Plant Enclosure Trail

The Blind People’s Garden of Bremen

The Park of Gardens

Greece

Schinias-Marathon National Park Accessible Trails

India

Calicut Braille Trail

Chandigarh Sensory Garden

Touch ‘N’ Smell Garden

Ireland

Delta Sensory Garden

Mount Stewart Sensory Garden

Saint Stephens Green Garden for the Blind

Sensory Garden at Dove House

The Sensory and Mobility Garden

Israel

Morris Kaufman Recreation Area for the Blind

Nahal HaShofet Nature Park

Tu ‘Ran Lookout Trail

Italy

Botanic Garden of Padua

Botanical Garden of Lucca Sensory Garden

Garden of the Aromas

Naples Botanical Garden Tactile and Olfactory Museum

Nature Experience Trail on Malga Zannes/Zanser Alm

Selva Gallignano Botanical Garden Sensory Trail

Trail for Everyone

Japan

Garden of the Blind

Osaka Prefecture Sensory Garden

Latvia

Liepaja walking trails

Planci Swamp Trail

Luxembourg

Sonorous Trail Hoscheid

Malta

President’s Kitchen Garden

New Zealand

Louis Braille Sensory Garden

Sensation Walk Braille Trail

Poland

Arboretum Sensory Garden

Karkonosze Mountains Adapted Hiking Trail

Portugal

Garden of the Scents

Romania

University Botanical Garden Sensory Garden

Scotland

Linburn Sensory Garden

Saughton Sensory Garden

Wicklow Mountains Sensory Garden

Singapore

Pulau Ubin Sensory Trail

South Africa

Fossil Braille Trail

Kamberg Nature Preserve Braille Trail

Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden

Kenneth Stain Bank Nature Trail

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Braille Trail

Lichen Trail

Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Mossel Bay Botanical Garden Braille Trail

Namaqua Sensory Trail

PPC Discovery Trail

Pretoria National Botanical Garden

Rhino Perimeter Trail

Rob and Julie Filmer Sensory Trail

Sasol Sensory Trail

Vrolijkheld Nature Reserve Braille Trail

Walter Sislu National Botanical Garden Fragrance Garden

Spain

Garden of Flavor

Parc de Collserolla

Timfanya National Park

Switzerland

Garden of Scent and Touch

Swiss Federation of the Blind Adapted Adapted Walking Path

Taiwan

Taipei Botanical Gardens Sensory Garden

Wales

Penlan-Uchaf Farm Gardens