Welcome to the Braille Nature Trail Directory website. According to the World Health Organization, about 285 million people adults and children worldwide are blind or visually impaired. Navigating the outdoors is challenging for the visually impaired, and Braille trails and Sensory Gardens offer sustainable opportunities for increased mobility and access to nature.
This website provides locations and information about Braille nature trails and sensory gardens for the visually impaired and those with other physical disabilities in the United States and around the world. In this directory there are over 165 Braille trails and sensory gardens in 28 countries worldwide, including 91 trails in 31 U.S. states and Puerto Rico. Information is also provided on the importance of connecting those with disabilities to the outdoors, the history of Braille nature trails, and links to other outdoor resources for the blind and visually impaired.
Thank you to all of the individuals and organizations whose efforts make these nature opportunities possible.
For comments, inquiries, or more information about a Braille trail or sensory garden on this list or one that is not included, please fill out the quick form on the Contact page.
Access to the outdoors and nature is important to the health and education of all individuals regardless of where they live or their physical capabilities. Providing opportunities for outdoor experiences for the visually impaired or those with other disabilities is a way to remove barriers to mobility, establish inclusive cities and neighborhoods, and increase public understanding and access to nature for disabled populations. Please visit the Why Accessible Nature Matters page to learn more.