The weather’s warm, the sun is shining, and it’s time to get outdoors. Why not take a hike? Here are a couple of resources to get you on your way:
Trail Link. If using your phone, click “wheelchair accessible” in the filter. Or on your laptop, click a state and then click a trail. On either platform it tells you where the trail is located and what material it’s paved with, and also includes helpful reviews.
National Park Service Apps, iTunes or Google Play. Many national parks now have apps you can download. To test one, we downloaded Shenandoah and tapped “Trailheads.” The ADA accessible Limberlost is first on the list, and the app gives you a location, directions and details such as that there are benches and wheelchair pullouts available along the trail.
“The Best National Parks for Those with Disabilities.” Did you know Maine’s Acadia National Park has two wheelchair-accessible horse-drawn carriages? This is an example of the info included in this good primer on accessible amenities at five national parks spanning from Acadia to Yellowstone.
“5 of the Coolest Wheelchair-Accessible Trails to Visit at US National Parks.” This basic article gives the locations and lengths of accessible trails in lesser-known parks like Congaree and Alaska’s Denali.
New Mobility articles that highlight hiking options include The Maine Attraction and Accessing Three Uniquely American Travel Adventures.