The Outdoors

Parks, Gardens + More

Time to get outdoors! Breathe some fresh air and recharge in nature. Finding wheelchair accessible places outside in nature is a mission of in 2006, which is why the Access 2 Parks Project was officially launched in 2015.

Many U.S. National Parks are found below as well as reviews for national forests, recreation areas, and so on. State, regional, and local parks and gardens have also been documented. Find scenic overlooks, picnic areas, and wheelchair hiking. Happy trails…   

Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in central Idaho is a unique landscape shaped by volcanic activity, offering

Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina

In Linville, North Carolina, Grandfather Mountain is welcoming even more people to its Mile High Swinging Bridge and signature events

White Bison Resort Tepee Glamping

White Bison Resort, roughly 30 minutes from Zion National Park in Utah, offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape in

Lower Bidwell Park in Chico, California

Lower Bidwell Park in Chico, California boasts wheelchair-accessible trails that offer a scenic and inclusive outdoor experience for visitors of

Chico Seed Orchard Park + Trail

In Chico, California, the Chico Seed Orchard, managed by the Mendocino National Forest, not only offers wheelchair-accessible features but also

Inclusive Cycling International

Inclusive Cycling International is a nonprofit dedicated to bringing adapted cycling to the world. Since 2016, Inclusive Cycling International has

Yellowstone National Park + Limited Time

While visiting the Grand Teton National Park, we decided on an overnight adventure in Yellowstone National Park, since they are

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

The Grand Teton National Park is located in west Wyoming about forty minutes from Idaho and just south of Yellowstone

Interview: Ashlee Lundvall + Bow Hunting

The following is an interview with bow hunter Ashlee Lundvall. Ashley Lundvall was paralyzed in 1999. Today, Lundvall is a

Teton Adaptive Sports: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Teton Adaptive is a nonprofit organization focused on adaptive outdoor recreation located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming not far from the

Idaho: Teton Country Home Rental

In Idaho’s Teton Valley overlooking the Grand Teton Mountain Range surrounded by sagebrush is a beautiful country home rental sitting

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, California Wine Country

In Northern California, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is located between the Sonoma and Napa valleys. Surrounded by redwoods and ferns with

Interview: Bonnie Lewkowicz + Outdoor Access

Lifelong community advocate, Bonnie Lewkowicz of Access Northern California, was one of the first adaptive dancers and wheelchair travel agents.

Del Valle Regional Park (EBRPD)

Del Valle Regional Park (EBRPD) is located in the East Bay of San Francisco in the town of Livermore. This

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

The Columbia River separates the states of Oregon and Washington, and a section known as the Columbia River Gorge Recreation

Washington Outdoor Access Advocate + Trail Tips

Ian Mackay is the founder of Ian's Ride, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Washington State that focuses on promoting a

Accessible Kayak Launch Locations

Kayaking is a great outdoor water activity! Accessible kayaking is growing throughout the United States. With adaptive equipment and launching

Arizona: Marble Canyon at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

At the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Northern Arizona, one of the most accessible areas for visitors to explore is

Pinnacles National Park, California

Pinnacles National Park is located in central California by Monterey. The park was formed by volcanic eruptions and sits along

Scotland: The Helix, Kelpies + Nearby Attractions

The Helix is a community outdoor green space with interesting artwork and attractions located in the town of Falkirk, Scotland,

St. George, Utah Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park is located in St. George, Utah not far from Snow Canyon State Park on the way to Zion

Red Hill Desert Garden, Utah Guide

The Red Hills Desert Garden is located at Pioneer Park in St. George, Utah near Snow Canyon State Park and

Newman Wetlands Center, Georgia

We hope that each visitor will have the opportunity to not only find a peaceful place to enjoy nature, but

Vumbua Africa Safari Tours

Vumbua means “Discover” in Swahili, and at Vumbua Africa, we welcome you to discover the cultures, beauty, and diversity of

Colorado: Scenic Ride on a Historic Train

In Durango, Colorado, ride on a historic train through scenic mountains. In the winter, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park + Pfeiffer Beach

Off the California Coast, south of San Francisco and Monterey, travelers will find three different Pfeiffer Parks. The biggest is

Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area, Georgia

The Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area is located in Northern Georgia, about an hour from Atlanta. The area known as

Nevada: Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Not far from Death Valley National Park, on the boarder of Nevada, is the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge where

Nature Lovers + Wheelchair Hiking

Parks and the outdoors, in general, hold a very special place in my heart, which is a reason why I

Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico

Deep in the heart of the American Southwest, in the beautiful state of New Mexico, wheelchair travelers are able to

Able Outdoors Podcast

  On December 23, 2021, Chad Waligura from Able Outdoors interviews Ashley Lyn Olson from on his podcast about

Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia

  Amicolola Falls State Park is located in the state of Georgia in the USA. Northern Georgia has an ample

Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, California

Not far from the Hearst Castle and San Simeon State Park, and located in Cambria off the coast of Central

San Simeon State Park, California

  Not far from the Hearst Castle in Central California off the coast near Cambria on Highway 1 is the

Garrapata State Park, California Coast

In central California along the Pacific Coast Highway, and below Point Lobos State Park near Carmel-by-the-Sea, is the Garrapta State

Henry Cowell State Park, California

In the Santa Cruz Mountains off the coast of Monterey Bay in California is the Henry Cowell State Park. This

Año Nuevo State Park, California

Año Nuevo State Park is located off the coast of central California, near Monterey Bay above Santa Cruz and below

Hearst Castle: California State Park

Hearst Castle is a California State Park, located on the coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Hearst Castle rests

U.S. National Parks in the Fall

I love visiting our U.S. National Parks, even if it’s just a day-trip, and no matter how long I stay,

Texas: All Accessible Amusement Park

Mission: To provide a safe, clean and beautiful environment free of physical and economic barriers that all individuals – regardless

Hendy Woods California State Park

A little more than a hour from seaside town of Mendocino, California is the Hendy Woods State Park. This a gorgeous

Wave-Ability: Israel Adapted Surfing

Wave-Ability in Israel was established out of the belief that surfing and activity in the water allows a person with

Fishing from Your Wheelchair 101

Fishing is a remarkably relaxing activity that can be a hobby to enthusiasts or a sport for more competitive people.

Mt. Shasta: Shasta-Trinity + Klamath National Forest

I’ve been visiting the Mount Shasta Area of Shasta-Trinity and Klamath National Forest my whole life, even before I became

The Inn at Lake Shasta, California

The Inn at Shasta Lake is a contemporary, luxury bed and breakfast near Shasta Lake in the Trinity Forest of

Mt. Shasta, California: The LOGE

The LOGE is located on the edge of Mt. Shasta City with close access to the freeway. This property has

General Wheelchair Hiking Tips

Did you know that 61 million people in the United States have a disability? Of these 61 million people, roughly

Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite National Park in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains of California is one of the most popular attractions in

New Zealand Travel Overview

When planning a trip, explore both the New Zealand North Island and the New Zealand South Island. The North Island

Russian River Glamping AutoCamp Cabin

AutoCamp Russian River is located in the small downtown of Guerneville in the Somona Wine Country of California, and is

New Zealand South Island Travel Tips + Guide

The New Zealand South Island is filled with parks and natural beauty. It is far less populated than the New

New Zealand Adventure Story

 Overwhelmed by New Zealand; the beauty, the grandeur, the force, and its rejuvenation. I am overwhelmed by the souls

Death Valley National Park, California

Death Valley National Park is located in Southern California on the boarder of Nevada. This video is a great overview

Adaptive Kayaking Equipment

Creative Ability began in 2004 and aims to make paddling accessible for all with a variety of adaptive kayaks as

Elk Grove, CA: Laguna Creek Area Trails

Just outside Sacramento, in the town of Elk Grove, California, almost all of the paths are wheelchair accessible. The Laguna

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the Tennessee and North Carolina boarder in Southern, USA is one of the

Martin Murphy Trail: Santa Clara County, California

The Martin Murphy Trail near Santa Cruz in Central California county of Santa Clara is a unique loop trail with

James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Ohio

James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, purchased a nine-room home in Mentor, Ohio, in 1876.  The home

Nepal Accessible Trail Trekking

For such a long time, it has not been possible for people who have a physical disability to trek on

5 Best Accessible Trails @ U.S. National Parks

Everyone knows that the U.S. National Parks are wonderful to visit and there are plenty of breathtaking scenic drives that

New Zealand Unexpected Adventure of Survival

  “Yep, I’m alive. Check. Not bleeding. Check. Nothing seems to be broken. Check. I’m fine,” I said to myself.

Tennessee: Lake Douglas Accessible Rental Home

About Angel Cove is a spacious lakefront rental home on Lake Douglas in Tennessee, perfect for big families and medium

USA Botanical Gardens

Stop and smell the roses, no seriously, get outside for some vital vitamin D while enjoying the floral fragrant of

Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP)

Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to improve the health, independence and social

Santa Clara County, California: Coyote Creek Parkway

The name Coyote Creek Parkway is managed by the Santa Clara County in Central California near Santa Cruz. Coyote Creek

Sycamore Grove Park Regional Park (EBRPD)

Sycamore Grove Park is nestled in the Livermore Wine Country, located in the East Bay of San Francisco. The park

Dawsonville, Georgia Amicalola River Trail

The Amicalola River Trail in Dawsonville, Georgia is the way to get to the river. Most people come to the

Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia

The cultural and historic significance of Manassas Battlefield National Park in Virginia are primary interpretive themes and all interpretive media in

Cumming, Georgia Poole’s Mill Bridge Park

At the Poole’s Mill Bridge Park in Cumming, Georgia you can see the beautiful covered bridge and soak in the

A2P: Basic Park Features

Access 2 Parks Project: Basic Visitor Features + Amenities  People visiting parks with wheelchairs need to know the location and

A2P: Trails + Overlooks

Access 2 Parks Project: Trails + Overlooks Often the main reason people visit parks is to experience the natural surroundings.

Mt. Tamalpais, California: West Point Inn Cabins

The West Point Inn is nestled on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais in Mill Valley, California, not far from Muir

A2P: Activities + Recreation

Activities + Recreation In addition to trails, overlooks, and other points of interest, there can be so much to do

A2P: Camping, Cabins, Yurts, + Lodging

Access 2 Parks: Camping, Cabins, Yurts + Lodging  When visiting a park, it sometimes makes sense to spend the night

Adaptive Docks for Kayaks, Canoes + Boats

BoardSafe is located in Pennsylvania and has been making adaptive docks to launch kayaks, canoes, and boats for over twenty

A2P: Public Education + Information

Access 2 Parks: Public Information + Education  A picture is worth a thousand words, and if it’s a picture of

Mariposa Grove @ Yosemite NP

 In the high Sierra Mountains of Yosemite National Park is Mariposa Grove. This area is one of many outdoor

Yosemite Hetch Hetchy Park Tips

Hetch Hetchy is a lesser known attraction in Yosemite National Park. This video explores what wheelchair access is like at

Sevierville, Tennessee: Cabin Rental

Located in Sevierville, Tennessee in the Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg area, and near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is the

Yosemite National Park Attractions

Yosemite Valley Floor Trail Besides two small inclines, the paved bike path on the Yosemite Valley Floor was virtually flat

Alaska Wheelchair Travel Tips

Alaska is more stunning in person than imagined, and is a top wheelchair travel destination. The easiest and most wheelchair-friendly

Autocamp Yosemite Glamping Cabins

Approximately 40 minutes from the Yosemite National Park entrance on Highway 140 in the Sierras of California is a glamping

Yosemite Bug Resort

Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort is about thirty-minutes just outside of Yosemite National Park on Highway 140 tucked along a

Glaming @ AutoCamp

As a travel writer who loves the outdoors, glamping (glamor camping) has become one of my favorite ways to immerse

Israel Park Access

LOTEM is the leading organization in Israel making hiking trails and nature accessible to everyone. “Being disabled does not prevent

Sedona, Arizona Wheelchair Travel Tips

 What brings people to Sedona, Arizona in the Southwest of the United States are the majestic red rocks that

San Diego, California: Adaptive + Recreational Sailing

Challenged Sailors San Diego in California provides therapeutic and recreational adaptive sailing opportunities for people with disabilities to enhance their

Adaptive Fishing Resources + Equipment

Do you fish? Thinking about fishing? What if you have a limited mobility, like using a wheelchair? Below is a

Lassen National Park, California

Lasson National Park is located in Northern California between the Shasta area and Reno, Nevada. When visiting, there are camping

Sequoia + Kings Canyon National Park, California

  The grouping of four towering sequoia redwoods alongside the road in the Sierra Mountains, known as the “Four Guardsmen,”

Fort Funston Overlook + Trail, California

Fort Funston (MAP) is located along the Pacific Ocean shoreline on the southwest side of San Francisco across from Lake

Marin Headlands National Park, California Wheelchair Tips

The Marin Headlands National Park, managed by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), is located right off the Golden

8 Savannah, Georgia Attractions & Activities

Being a top travel destination in the USA, there are many attractions and activities in and around Savannah, Georgia. Here are

Yellowstone + Grand Teton National Park

Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park are known as two of the most beautiful national parks we have

Rosie the Riveter Park Shipyard Museum Memorial

Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historic Park is located on the San Francisco Bay in the industrial heart

Zion National Park, Utah

Of all the National Parks in Southern Utah, Zion National Park is perhaps the most unique and one of the

Wisconsin Potawatomi State Park Camping & Trail Tips

Potawatomi State Park is located in Door County of northeastern Wisconsin. For those of you not familiar with WI, it’s

Eugene O’Neill National Historical Site, California

The Eugene O’Neill Historical Site is a beloved residence of one of America’s most influential playwrights and a Nobel Peace

Congaree National Park, South Carolina Hiking Tips

Congaree National Park is located at the southern end of South Carolina, just outside the state capitol of Columbia. It

Caledonia State Park, Pennsylvania Camping

The 1,125-acre Caledonia State Park in the state of Pennsylvania is located between Chambersburg and Gettysburg along the Lincoln Highway, US

High Cliff State Park, Wisconsin Wheelchair Access

On the northeast corner of Lake Winnebago, the largest lake in Wisconsin, you will find High Cliff State Park. High

Florida Coral Reef State Park Wheelchair Access

The Florida Coral Reef State Park is a marine wonderland and the first undersea park in the U.S., established in 1963

Wisconsin Camping: Wheelchair Access Overview

Wisconsin is a great place to live and an even better place to camp. There are numerous private campgrounds around

Florida Everglades National Park Access Guide

Everglades National Park in Florida is the third largest national park in the U.S., protecting 1.5 million acres of unique

Snow Canyon State Park, Utah Guide + Tips

  Nestled inside the 62,000 acre Red Cliffs Desert Reserve of Utah, Snow Canyon State Park is a 7400 acre

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

When driving through the Guadalupe Mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert of southeastern New Mexico, one would never imagine that there

Cumming, Georgia: Sharon Springs Park

Sharon Springs Park in Cumming, Georiga is on my top 10 list now for sure. Has all sorts of sport

New Mexico: Tent Rocks National Monument

The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in north-central New Mexico protects a unique landscape where wind and water have sculpted layers

Ball Ground, Georgia: Calvin Farmer Park

The offical name of Ball Ground Park is Calvin Farmer Park and is right near downtown in Ball Ground, Georgia.

Virginia Beach Access near Chesapeake Bay

Virginia Beach is on the Mid-Atlantic coast, part of the southeastern shoreline of Virginia below the Chesapeake Bay. This popular

How to Rate Hiking Trails for Accessibility

Taking on any hiking trail with a 5% slope and higher depends a lot on how well your wheelchair is

Richmond, Virginia: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley was officially made a National Park in 1974 when local citizens and their representatives sought to preserve this

Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

 The Garden of the Gods is a 1300-acre city park in Colorado Springs, Colorado that features colorful, towering rock

Colorado: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in central Colorado protects one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

In Colorado, the Rocky Mountain National Park is a hiker’s paradise with over 50-day hikes and many opportunities for multiple-day backpacking

ABA Law Overview: Outdoor Recreation Access

The USA ABA, Architectural Barriers Act, was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 and focuses on the

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Shenandoah National Park is located in the Great Appalachian Valley on the East Coast of the United States in the Blue Ridge

RV (Recreational Vehicle): Wheelchair Travel

An accessible RV can open a whole new world of travel and adventure for people with mobility problems. RV traveling

Québec, Canada Snowmobiling Tour

A snowmobiling holiday tour with Artic Adventure is usually seven days, six nights with four days of snowmobiling guaranteed in

Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave National Park is located in the Green River Valley of Kentucky about a 1.5-hour drive from either Nashville or

The Salton Sea, Southern California

The Salton Sea in Southern California is a fascinating place with a tragic history. This hauntingly beautiful body of salt

Arizona, Antelope Canyon: Access the Inaccessible

Note: This park states that its indefinitely closed, but this is a great story about a wheelchair hiker hiking a

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Access Guide

In Hawaii, the locals refer to the volcanoes that makeup Hawaii National Park as the ‘Āina a ke akua I noho

Arizona: Horse Riding Ranch

Located in northwest Arizona, just 2 1/2 hours from Las Vegas, Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch is a wheelchair accessible desert

Arizona: Sunset Crater Volcano + Wupatki Pueblo National Monuments

Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki Pueblo National Monuments are located near each other in the Coconino National Forest about 30

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

The lesser-known Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a stunning sight in the state of Colorado that rivals many

Colorado: Great Sand Dunes National Park

You might be surprised to learn that the tallest sand dunes in North America are nowhere near either coast; they

Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona is a hidden gem! The spectacular mountain scenery includes stunning vistas of the Sulphur Springs Valley

Minnesota Fishing, Hunting + More

Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge in Northwest Minnesota is located 43 miles east of Grand Forks, North Dakota on the

Maine Accessible Glamping Yurt Campsite

Located in Bar Harbor, Maine and just four miles from the entrance to Acadia National Park, the Woods of Eden Glampground

Arizona: Prescott Mountain Lakes Access

If you love the Great Outdoors, the historic town of Prescott, Arizona has a lot to offer. It’s nestled against

Georgia, Alpharetta: Wills Park Recreation Center

Wills Park Recreation Center in Alpharetta, Georgia is definitely on my top 10 list! This park has absolutely everything imaginable

Suwanee, Georgia Settle’s Bridge Park

People come to Settle’s Bridge Park in Suwanee, Georgia for everything. When you first enter the park there is a

Cumming, Georgia: Midway Park

People visit Midway Park in Cumming, Georgia for the sports fields and the restaurants at the top on the street side.

Cumming, Georgia: Matt Community Park

The Matt Community Park in Cumming, Georgia is enormous and known for the sports fields. Paved pathways travel all around the

Cumming, Georgia: Fowler Park

Fowler Park in Cumming, Georgia has everything, including a sports park and paved nature trails that form all sorts of

Cumming, Georgia: Ducktown Park

The main reason people come to Ducktown Park in Cumming, Gerogia is for the rubber walking path around the field.

New Jersey, Island Beach State Park

Island Beach State Park is one accessible beach option in New Jersey, which has much more than just beaches. It

Lake Powell, Utah Accessibility Travel Tips

Lake Powell is a one-hundred-and-eighty-mile-long man-made reservoir for the Colorado River that attracts millions every year. The majority of the

Arches National Park, Utah Guide + Tips

Arches National Park is one of Utah’s most visited destinations due to the plethora of wind-chiseled arches. Many of the

Cozumel, Mexico: Adapted Scuba Diving

Peaceful, serene, otherworldly. You know, all those cliche terms people throw around about scuba diving. They are all true and

Exotic Trip to Cozumel, Mexico to Scuba Dive

As a world-class scuba diving destination, Cozumel, Mexico is an obvious travel destination for divers. However, with its breathtaking beaches,

Juneau, Alaska Travel Tips

Having relocated from the East Coast to California, we were planning our first holiday and considering options like Hawaii, Vegas,

Alaska: Anchorage and Denali Adventure by Wheelchair

Leaving Juneau After checking out, we decided to get a brunch at our now favorite place in Juneau, Alaska, The Sandpiper

Rafting the Colorado River with a Wheelchair

Kegan Reilly, a 33-year-old rafter and paraplegic, and I lean back-to-back against each other, shivering.  Even with wetsuits, this is

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah Guide + Tips

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah offers a series of viewpoints of the canyon, some with short walkways that are

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah Guide

  Capitol Reef National Park is located in south-central Utah and protects its most famous attraction, the Waterpocket Fold, and

Freedom Sailing International

Freedom Sailing International is a non-profit organization based in New Orleans, whose mission is to design, build and operate the first

Hoover Dam Travel Tips + Guide

The creation of Hoover Dam, which aimed to control the Colorado River, was a monumental engineering accomplishment that set a

Amazon + Galapagos Tour in Ecuador

Ecuadorians are a mix of native and Spanish people, which they call themselves “mestizo.”  The mestizo are a kind and

Utah’s 5 National Parks + Wheelchair Access

In 1998 I was paralyzed in a car accident and hospitalized in Salt Lake City, Utah for a month. It

Arizona: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

If you want to get “off the beaten path” and “away from the maddening crowd” then Organ Pipe Cactus National

Florida Affordable Family Fun

I had the opportunity to speak in Jupiter, Florida. I was very excited as it was in February and as

Unexpected Thrills of Ecuador Travel

It was our first day out of Quito and into real Ecuador. We were staying at an accessible hostel on

Hawaii: Hanauma Bay Beach Park Access Tips

Hanauma Bay, Hawaii itself is a dormant cone volcano crater that long ago, a portion of which the outer edge

Top 3 Beaches in the Southeast, USA

Is there anything better in the world than relaxing on a beach? The smell of the salty air, the sound

Point Reyes Seashore National Park in California

This magnificent expanse of parkland is one of the nation’s great treasures. Point Reyes Seashore National Park has 71,057 acres

Mori Point, Pacifica Promenade and Pier

Mori Point is located south of San Francisco in Pacifica along the coast, and is managed by the Golden Gate

Pacifica Coastal Trail, Northern California

Between Pedro Point and Rockaway Point, Pacifica State Beach, often called Linda Mar Beach, is popular with surfers and dog

Sicily, Italy Adventure by Wheelchair

Traveling has always been a big part of my life. So it is no wonder, that after leaving the hospital

Interview: Surfer Christiann Otter Baily

Christiann Otter Baily has a spinal cord injury (L3, L4) from a skateboarding accident in 2006 and does what he

Top 5 Accessible Trails in the San Francisco Bay

Besides being very diverse and multicultural, the San Francisco Bay Area is also very wheelchair accessible, including a number of

Maine: Acadia, Portland, Bar Harbor + More

My wife and I decided to escape the July heat and humidity of Atlanta, Georgia, and take off to Maine

Monterey, California: Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is an oceanfront park on the coast of Northern California in Carmel, right by Monterey

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, California

California’s most northerly redwood park, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, boasts some of the world’s largest trees and six miles

Bend, Oregon Accessible Travel Guide

Bend, Oregon is a growing city attracting many young adults who thrive in outdoor culture and golf lovers alike. Surrounding

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

The water was so blue I felt like I was gazing at the eternal pool of life. I had come

Washington: Zip-Lining at the Columbia Gorge

As a child, one of my favorite things to do in the whole wide world was to climb trees and

Behind the Access 2 Parks Project

Easily share the Access 2 Parks Project with local, regional, state, or national park service representatives. Finding and sharing access

John Muir National Historical Site, California

John Muir, the father of park conservation, spent his last couple of decades in a beautiful Victorian home overlooking orchards

Nisene Marks State Park by Santa Cruz

The Nisene Marks State Park, located just right off Hwy 1 near Santa Cruz, California, is a beautiful peaceful redwood

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado Accessibility

At Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, people started living on the tops of the mesas around 400 AD then

San Diego Accessible Travel Attractions Tips

San Diego, California is a premier vacation beach destination, where people from all over the world come to soak up

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Badlands National Park in South Dakota is not a destination that most people chose for a vacation but its location, right

Arizona: Tuzigoot Monument + Dead Horse Ranch State Park

In Arizona, the lush Verde River Valley is home to Tuzigoot National Monument and Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Tuzigoot

Glacier Bay, British Columbia Sea Adventure

It’s always a bit risky taking a journey to a remote destination where accessibility may be in question.   But seven

AccessSurf Hawaii

AccessSurf is a non-profit organization in Hawaii that offers therapeutic adaptive aquatic instruction to individuals, families and wounded military personnel.

South Africa Safari Tour

In South Africa, Epic Enabled offers an exciting 8-day (7 nights) wheelchair accessible safari through Kruger National Park with a

Swiss Alps, Switzerland Adventure

Four parts of the Swiss Alps exist within Switzerland: Schweizer Alpen (German), Alpes suisses (French), Alpi svizzere (Italian) and Alps

Wisconsin Woods Accessible Cabin for Rent

  Cabin Overview A cabin known as the Namakagon Landing is a woods lover’s dream near Cable, Wisconsin on beautiful Lake

Disabled Hunting in the United States of America

I’ve had the opportunity to go on a lot of group hunts all over the United States and become friends with

North Lake Tahoe Accessibility Travel Tips

We arrived in Tahoe on a beautiful late summer day and checked into the Hyatt Hotel situated directly on the

South Lake Tahoe Accessible Travel Tips

Whether summer or winter, Lake Tahoe is one of California’s most visited and naturally beautiful destinations. It was referred to

Access to Zip-Lining by Yosemite National Park

A light rain was falling. “Most people that do zip-lining are trying to get over their fear of heights” Tamie

Interview with a Wheelchair Hiker

Severe osteoporosis and diabetes over twenty years ago left Bob’s legs too brittle to stand and has been using a

Top 5 England Beaches + B&Bs

England has over 10,000 miles of coastline and plenty of fabulous sandy beaches to explore, but these 5 great beaches are

Van Damme State Park, California

The Van Damme State Park in the county of Mendocino of Northern California (map) is known as the “Jewel of

Sonoma, California: Luxury African Safari + Tent Cabin

Upon arrival I turned off my cell phone; it was worthless now because I was in a reception dead zone.

Suwanee, Georgia Sims Lake Park

Sims Lake Park in Suwanee, Georgia is by far one of my favorite parks and a favorite of many people.

San Francisco: Fort Mason + Great Meadow

Fort Mason in San Francisco, California is a former Army post dating from the Civil War and divided into Upper

Monterey Bay, California: Monarch Grove Sanctuary

Every fall and early winter, thousands of Monarch butterflies travel amazing distances from the northern United States and southern Canada

Asilomar Beach Sand Dune + Conference Grounds

Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds were created around 107 acres of natural coastal and forest resources with rustic settings,

Natural Bridges State Park Santa Cruz, California

In fall and winter, up to 150,000 monarch butterflies come to Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz from the northern

Palm Springs & Palm Desert Travel Guide

Two hours south of Los Angeles and a day trip away from Joshua Tree National Park in the Mojave Desert

Fly a Glider Plane with Hand-Controls

The San Gabriel Mountains in the Mojave Desert of Southern California have nearly perfect conditions for flying a glider plane,

California: Hot Air Balloon Ride

The stars were still out when I awoke. I was still half asleep as I got my things together in

Headwaters Forest Reserve by Eureka, California

Once the setting for a thriving mill town of 400 people, the Headwaters Forest Reserve is now inhabited only by

The Perfect Wheelchair Accessible Campsite

The ADA hasn’t set any guidelines for accessible campsites however it has been proposed so hopefully, this is something we

GoAfrica Safaris Tour

Together we at GoAfrica Safaris have over 30 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. It has been

Share Adventures in Santa Cruz, California

Founded on the belief that recreation, fun, challenge and access to the outdoors are an essential part of a healthy

Beach Wheelchairs in San Diego, California

San Diego, California has some of the best beach access in the world. Many beaches in San Diego have beach

Indian Grinding Rock CA State Historic Park

The Indian Grinding Rock is located just east of Jackson, California, which is about 3 hours east of San Francisco,

California: Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors

The Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS) strives to make all aspects of sailing accessible. To fulfill this mission, we

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California

Covering 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California. It protects a vast desert wilderness

San Francisco Crissy Field + Fort Point

Crissy Field with Fort Point tucked below the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is a scenic spot and delight for

Off-Road Wheelchairs + Adaptive Recreation

Standard wheelchairs are meant to aid disabled individuals in the most basic of everyday tasks. They can easily and quickly

San Francisco Botanical Garden + Events

Have you thought about visiting San Francisco, CA for a weekend vacation or a holiday trip? If not, there are

Napa Valley Train Tour + Wheelchair Travel

  Riding the Napa Valley Wine Train is a unique way to get a brief overview of this famous wine

Joshua Tree National Park Access Guide

Joshua Tree National Park, 794,000 acres of desert wilderness – where the Mojave and Colorado Deserts merge in California near

Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is regarded as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, and

Austria Adaptive Outdoor Activities

The name Freizeit-PSO stands for “Freizeit Para Special Outdoor Sports” because we want to approach people that are physically and

Whistler, British Columbia Tour Bus

At 8am the West Coast Sightseeing Tour Bus arrived at the hotel. The back of the bus had a lift

Go-Karts with Hand-Controls, Iowa

Experience real head-to-head racing at Pole Position Raceway and discover why indoor karting is the fastest-growing sport in the United

Interview: Disabled Hunter + Outdoorsman

Chad is a hunter and outdoor journalist who has always had a great love for adventure. He knows his boundaries

Redwoods Hiking Trails, Northern California

Think of Northern California and think of redwood trees, the largest trees in the world. Even in the San Francisco

Samual P. Taylor California State Park

The Marin County in the Bay Area will allow you to explore one of California’s natural treasures, the redwoods. Nestled

Bothin Marsh + Sausalito-Mill Valley Path, California

A wide, level asphalt section of the Bay Trail known as the Mill Valley-Sausalito Path, popular with cyclists, runners, and

Cumming, Georgia: Windemere Park

Windemere Park in Cumming, Georgia is a good park, but I feel they could’ve made the path better for the trail.

UK Great Outdoors Activities

A trip to the United Kingdom is probably incomplete without enjoying some of the wonderful unspoilt landscapes, and there is

Fort Bragg, California: Pomo Bluffs Hiking

Pomo Bluffs Park is a 25-acre blufftop park at Todds Point, on the south side of Noyo Bay/Noyo Harbor inlet

Grover Hot Springs State Park, California

The centerpiece of the Grover Hot Springs State Park in the Sierra Mountains of California is the mineral hot springs,

Venice Beach, California Travel Tips

Venice Beach is a big tourist attraction for the Los Angeles and a local favorite since it’s a twenty minute

San Francisco, California: Baker Beach

At the northern tip of San Francisco’s Presidio, Baker Beach offers spectacular views from outside the Golden Gate. Beach wheelchairs are

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, Southern California

The Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is a 31,000 acre preserve in the Little San Bernardino Mountains that protects one of

San Francisco, California: Ocean Beach

Often windswept, foggy, and cold, San Francisco’s main beach is nonetheless a respite from the bustle along much of the

Sonoma Wine Country Travel Tips

Sonoma County lies in the North Coast Ranges of northwestern California, about an hour away from San Francisco. This part

USA and Canada Accessible Snow Skiing

The following is a growing list of adapted snow skiing companies in both the United States and Canada that make

Half Moon Bay, California Travel Guide

Off California’s Pacific Coast Highway in Northern California is the coastal city of Half Moon Bay in the Monterey Bay

Redwood Regional Park (EBRP), Oakland

The Reinhardt  Redwood Regional Park is an extraordinarily lovely park managed by East Bay Regional Parks (EBRP), located a few

Muir Woods National Monument, California

Strolling through Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, Northern California not far from San Francisco is a space where

Hammond Trail: Arcata-McKinleyville, California

The Hammond Trail is a popular hiking/biking/equestrian trail that winds past open fields, woods, and residential areas for more than

Mendocino, California Attractions + Tips

Mendocino is a small town on the coast of Northern California where the jagged shoreline meets the lush forests filled

Eureka, California: Patrick’s Point State Park

Thirty miles north of Eureka, in the heart of the redwood country, Patrick’s Point State Park juts into the Pacific

Trees of Mystery, Northern California

Driving along scenic Highway 101, it’s a little startling to come upon the Trees of Mystery, a commercial roadside attraction

Beach Front Park in Crescent City, California

Beach Front Park in Crescent City, Calfironia comprises 10 city blocks of grassy sports fields, picnic areas with unobstructed views

Egypt Accessible Adapted Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is the best way to experience the underwater world. Someone who is a paraplegic or uses a wheelchair

Santa Cruz Mt. Train Ride + Trail

When you think of Santa Cruz, usually it’s followed by Beach Boardwalk and images of California’s coast and the Pacific

Pasadena, California: Huntington Library, Gardens + Galleries

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena, California is a private, non-profit institution established in 1919 by

Iceland: Accessible Travel Tips

When arriving at the Keflavik Airport (about 50 km or 31 mi from Reykjavik) the surroundings may seem like you

Oregon, McKenzie River: Hot Springs & Gardens

In McKenzie Bridge, Oregon along the McKenzie River is the Belknap Hot Springs, a natural wonder turned into a peaceful

Bear Canyon Woods Lake, Arizona

When it gets hot in Phoenix, Arizona everyone looks for quick getaways to escape the heat. When temperatures approached 100

Sail the Sea + Adaptive Sailing

Have you ever felt like being in a wheelchair was limiting your choice of holidays? Have you ever wanted to

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Plaza + Overlooks

Everyone who visits San Francisco, California wants to see the Golden Gate Bridge, for the same reason that residents are

Access Criteria for Parks + Trails

The following is the criteria for looking at accessibility in parks. The categories are not based on any access codes

Petaluma River, California: Shollenberger Park Trail

Tucked inside an industrial park on the banks of the Petaluma River in California is Shollenberger Park, a wetland teeming

Roswell, Georgia: Sweet Apple Park

People come to Sweet Apple Park in Roswell, Georgia to exercise on the path that travels all around the school. There’s

MacKerricher State Park, California Coast

Sprawling MacKerricher State Park, one of the more accessible parks in Mendocino County, has more than 2,000 acres of dunes,

Van Damme State Park, California Coast

Three miles south of Mendocino, 2,000-acre Van Damme State Park has a variety of habitats: marine, coastal bluff terraces, and

Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park, California

Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park sits on a headland that juts dramatically into the ocean on the coast

Doran Regional Park, Bodega Bay

Doran Regional Park in Bodega Bay is situated on a broad, sandy 120-acre spit that forms the northern border of

Seattle, Washington Outdoors for All Foundation

Get outside with Outdoors for All in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Outdoors for All Foundation is a Seattle, Washington based

Mendocino Botanical Gardens, California Coast

The 47-acre Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, on a marine terrace two miles south of Fort Bragg, offers a pleasant opportunity

ABA Law: Beach Access and Paths

Beach access routes allow pedestrians to cross a beach so that they can play, swim, or participate in other beach-

ABA Law: Overlooks and Viewing Areas

Definition [F106.5] A viewing area is an outdoor space developed for viewing a landscape, wildlife, or other points of interest.

ABA Law: Picnic Areas

Definition [F106.5] A picnic facility is a site, or a portion of a site, that is developed for outdoor recreational

ABA Law: Fishing Piers and Recreational Pathways

ADAAG requires that at least one accessible route connect accessible buildings, facilities, elements and spaces on the site. Accessible fishing

ABA Law: Outdoor Constructed Features

Definition [F106.5] Outdoor constructed features are picnic tables, fire rings, grills, fireplaces, wood stoves, trash and recycling receptacles, water hydrants,

ABA Law: Trailheads and Trail Facilities

Definition [F106.5]  A trailhead is defined as an outdoor space that is designated by an entity responsible for administering or

ABA Law: Trail Slope Rules

Running Slope [1017.7.1]  Running slope, also referred to as grade, is the lengthwise slope of a trail, parallel to the

ABA Law: Trail Makeup Rules

Surface [1017.2]  The surfaces of trails, passing spaces, and resting intervals must be firm and stable. A stable trail surface

ABA Law: Updating and New Trail Rules

Definition [F106.5] A trail is defined as a pedestrian route developed primarily for outdoor recreational purposes. Pedestrian routes that are

Bodega Bay Head Trail in California

Bodega Head in Bodega Bay forms the tip of a peninsula that extends south of the Bodega dunes and protects

California Sonoma Coast State Park Accessibility

Sonoma Coast State Park is not a single site but rather a collection of beaches, campgrounds, bluffs, crags, and headlands

Valley Adaptive Sports (VAS)

Valley Adaptive Sports’ is a non-profit organization that aims to support and develop recreation opportunities for people with disabilities in

Monterey, California Scenic Coastal Trail

The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail is a link in the 1,200-mile Coastal Trail that is planned to run the length of

Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California

Calaveras Big Trees in the Sierra Mountains of California had been ordered to be preserved in 1904 by President Roosevelt, stating

Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial, California

The Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial in Martinez, California is one of America’s least visited historical sites, but it

Fort Ross State Historical Park, California

Fort Ross, the southernmost Russian outpost in North America, stands on a high ocean bluff, with a calm sheltered cove

Vista Trail, Bodega Bay California Coast

This small turnout along Highway 1 by Bodega Bay, known as the Vista Trail, is a great place to stop

San Francisco: Lands End + Sutro Baths Trail

At San Francisco’s northwestern tip is a forested, windswept park perched on steep bluffs overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and

Oakland, California: Temescal Regional Recreation Area

Tucked between the intersection of Highways 24 and 13 in Oakland, you’ll find Temescal Regional Recreation Area, one of East

Bodega Bay, California: Bird Walk Trail

Bird Walk in the Bodega Bay is a mile-long loop trail through a revitalized 14-acre saltwater marsh at the mouth

No Barriers USA

No Barriers is a registered 501(c) that works to empowers people of all walks of life and abilities to overcome obstacles,

Lake Chapala, Mexico Access Review

This trip was to Chapala, Mexico. It’s a small town located about 45 minutes drive from the airport in Guadalajara,

Bodega Bay, California Weekend Getaway

Located off Highway 1 about 45 minutes north of the San Francisco Airport is the quaint town of Bodega Bay.

Wrights Beach Jenner, California

In Jenner, California, Wrights Beach, with its low bluffs isn’t as dramatic as the coastline farther north, but it is

Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, California

One of the most historical landmarks in San Francisco is the former federal state prison Alcatraz Island (“the rock”). From

Press Release: Access 2 Parks Project Launches

In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. will be visiting parks all over America

Filoli Gardens + Mansion, California

Thirty minutes from San Francisco in the South Bay in Woodside, CA is a historical piece of land known as

Chabot Regional Park, East Bay, California

If you find yourself in East Bay near Castro Valley and looking to spend some outdoors then think about exploring

Bear Creek Lake State Park, Virginia

Bear Creek Lake State Park is one of 40 parks in the Virginia state park system.  It is located in

Pleasanton, California Accessible Trails

Marilyn Murphy Kane Trail In Pleasanton, California, on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, is a park called

New Zealand Vision Impaired Biking Tour

Aotearoa, New Zealand was the chosen location for a tandem biking adventure for a group of three blind and vision-impaired

Monterey, California Seacliff State Beach

Seacliff State Beach stretches for nearly a mile along the northern end of Monterey Bay in the town of Aptos,

California Coast: Carmel River State Beach

Carmel River State Beach in the Monterey Bay Area of California offers fine views of Carmel and Point Lobos State

Stinson Beach, California Tips + Guide

Stinson Beach and its 3.5 miles of sandy oceanfront are very popular during summer. Part of the beach is maintained

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, California

Within this 2,315-acre Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park, the largest on the northeast bay shore, you’ll find a variety of

Fort Humboldt, Northern California Coast

Fort Humboldt in Northern California is a remnant of a U.S. Army outpost established in 1853 to protect settlers from Native

Las Gallinas Wildlife Ponds in Marin County, California

Just north of the Marin County Civic Center, bordering McInnis Park on San Pablo Bay, four miles of hard-packed levee

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, 45 miles north of Eureka in the heart of redwood country, is a unit of

Alameda Creek Trail, East Bay Area, California

In the California Bay Area, a paved 12-mile trail along Alameda Creek from Niles Canyon to the bay attracts bicyclists,

Northern California Coast Attractions

The rocky shores of the Northern California Coast offer countless views to relax in nature. There are no flashing lights,

Pillar Point Harbor in the Bay Area, California

Approximately 25 miles south of San Francisco, in the small town of Princeton, Pillar Point Harbor is a home port

Arcata Marshland Trails, Northern California Coast

Arcata Marshland is 307 acres at the edge of Humboldt Bay and is an early and much-admired example of environmental

Santa Cruz, California San Lorenzo Park + River Trail

This small urban park on the San Lorenzo River in Santa Cruz has a duck pond, accessible playground, and large

Santa Cruz, California: Neary Lagoon Trail

Neary Lagoon peaceful freshwater marsh lies within a 44-acre park tucked between a wastewater treatment plant and a residential neighborhood

Carmel City Beach, Monterey California Guide

Carmel City Beach is a spectacular white-sand beach fronting the village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, known for hand-crafted cottages from its days

Monterey Bay, California: Elkhorn Slough

Elkhorn Slough is one of the best places in North America to see birds, and the best place for wheelchair

Asilomar State Beach, Monterey Bay, California

Known for its distinctive white sand, Asilomar State Beach, is located in the town of Pacific Grove in the Monterey

Monterey Bay Area Point Lobos Trails

  This rocky, forested headland in the Monterey Bay was named Point Lobos in the late 18th century, for the

Santa Cruz, California: Lighthouse Field State Beach

A popular destination for surfers, bicyclists, and dog walkers, Lighthouse Field State Beach lies south of the Santa Cruz Beach

South Africa Adventure

There is so much to see in this beautiful country of Africa.  One summer is surely not enough.  My trip

Oxnard Beach Park, California

Access to the outdoors becomes a tremendous challenge when one is faced with physical challenges that make it difficult to

Africa Safari Hunting Tour with a Wheelchair

One of the first things staring me in the face when I found out I was going to Namibia was

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, California

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, 821 acres in the redwoods and along the Big Sur River, is popular with families

Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur, California

Pfeiffer Beach, while hard to find, is one of the most popular beach access points in Big Sur. On our

Just Go Travel Studios—Our Story

I’ve always admired vintage National Park art and thrilled to share Just Go Travel Studios. Last fall of 2019, I

Monterey Bay, CA: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine

This 1,400-acre reserve protects wetlands and uplands for scientific research, public education, and visitor enjoyment. Five miles of steep trails

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