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Utah: Bryce Canyon National Park

Utah: Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah offers a series of viewpoints of the canyon, some with short walkways that are accessible. The park provides a printable PDF guide but updates along with additional information...

Utah: Capitol Reef National Park Accessibility

Utah: Capitol Reef National Park Accessibility

  Capitol Reef National Park is located in south-central Utah and protects its most famous attraction, the Waterpocket Fold, and the surrounding eroding rocks. The park was given its name because of an area...

Hoover Dam: Visiting + Accessibility

Hoover Dam: Visiting + Accessibility

  The creation of Hoover Dam, aimed to control the Colorado River, was a monumental engineering accomplishment that set precedent for future large construction projects. Half of the dam is in the state of Nevada and the other is in Arizona. Two clock towers can...

Amazon and Galapagos Tour in Ecuador

Amazon and Galapagos Tour in Ecuador

Ecuadorians are a mix of native and Spanish people, in which they call themselves "mestizo."  The mestizo are a kind and happy people. Since 1998 the Vice President has been a person with a physical disability and because of this he has done so much work toward...

Utah: 5 National Parks

Utah: 5 National Parks

In 1998 I was paralyzed in car accident and hospitalized in Salt Lake City, Utah for a month. It was time for new memories of Utah, so a friend and I decided to embark on a grand road-trip to explore the five Nation Parks in Southern Utah. Since this part of Utah is...

Arizona: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

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 Monument in Arizona may be just the place. Located in south-central Arizona on the Mexican...

Accessible and Affordable Family Fun in Florida

Accessible and Affordable Family Fun in Florida

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak in Jupiter, FL. I was very excited as it was in February and as we all know, it had been a cold winter! Florida in February sounded wonderful to me! The organization I spoke for told me to bring my family and they would put us...

Hawaii: Hanauma Bay Beach Park Access Tips

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 collapsed and fell into the ocean, thus forming today, what we know as Hanauma Bay, with a beautiful crescent beach on it's shore side. Today it is one of the...

Top 3 Accessible Beaches in the Southeast of USA

Top 3 Accessible Beaches in the Southeast of USA

Is there anything better in the world than relaxing on a beach? The smell of the salty air, the sound of the waves crashing up on the shore, and the endless view of water as far as the eye can see... Sounds like perfection, huh?  90% of the vacations that I have taken...

Point Reyes Seashore National Park

Point Reyes Seashore National Park

This magnificent expanse of parkland is one of the nation's great treasures. Point Reyes Seashore National Park has 71,057 acres of rolling grasslands, forested ravines that open onto steep, rocky blufftops,...

Mori Point, Pacifica Promenade and Pier

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 National Recreation Area under the National Park Service. The park itself consists of a few trails, and...

Pacifica Coastal Trail in Northern California

Pacifica Coastal Trail in Northern California

Between Pedro Point and Rockaway Point, Pacifica State Beach, often called Linda Mar Beach, is popular with surfers and dog owners. The beach itself is largely inaccessible, but if you want a challenging climb...

Sicily, Italy Adventure by Wheelchair

Sicily, Italy Adventure by Wheelchair

Travelling has always been a big part of my life. So it is no wonder, that after leaving the hospital in February 2012 I started thinking about it almost straight away. How would I travel now being using a wheelchair? After checking all the technical issues of...

Surfing Interview: Surfer Christiann Otter Baily

Surfing 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 loves actively, which includes WCMX, Scuba diving, sailing and skydiving but his passion is surfing. For Christainn surfing is the “only activity out there...

Top 5 Accessible Trails in the San Francisco Bay

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 wheelchair accessible hiking trails. Many of the parks, beaches, and hiking trails offer some kind of wheelchair access. Over the last...

Visiting Maine Attractions by Wheelchair

Visiting Maine Attractions by Wheelchair

My wife and I decided to escape the July heat and humidity of Atlanta, Georgia and take off to Maine for a long weekend vacation.  Why Maine you may ask?  It was a state that neither of us had visited,...

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve on CA Coast

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve on CA Coast

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is an oceanfront park on the coast of Northern California in Carmel, right by Monterey and at the start of what's known as Big Sur. It has not one but three wheelchair accessible hiking trails with views of the ocean: Granite Point...

Accessible Attractions by Portland, Oregon

Accessible Attractions by Portland, Oregon

Oregon is a beautiful north-west state with lots to do in the great outdoors, even in Portland Oregon culture is mixed with an appreciation of nature. The state of Oregon, has put together a nice PDF...

Jedediah Smith Redwoods CA State Park

Jedediah Smith Redwoods CA State Park

California's most northerly redwood park, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, boasts some of the world's largest trees and six miles of the pristine Smith River within its 10,000 acres. The park is named for the first non-native explorer known to have traveled...

Bend, Oregon Accessible Travel Guide

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 Bend are cascading mountains with lakes, rivers and streams to explore followed...

Crater Lake National Park in Oregon

Crater Lake National Park in Oregon

The water was so blue I felt like I was gazing at the eternal pool of life. I had come to Crater Lake National Park, Oregon once before when I was a child and seeing beautiful aftermath of a violent volcanic...

Washington: Zip-Lining at the Gorge

Washington: Zip-Lining at the Gorge

As a child one of my favorite things to do in the whole wide world was to climb trees and I would spend hours sitting up in them but after becoming paralyzed it seemed like my days in branches was over. I was...

John Muir National Historical Site

John Muir National Historical Site

John Muir, father of park conservation, spent his last couple of decades in a beautiful Victorian home overlooking orchards and vineyards in the East Bay of California. When John Muir and his family lived here,...

Nisene Marks State Park by Santa Cruz

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 forest on the coast. It became a State Park in 1963 by donation of the Marks family and was also the epicenter of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake....

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado Accessibility

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 about 1190 AD, for reason that are not entirely clear, they moved off the mesas into cliff dwellings with ladders and toe-holds as the only way to access their...

San Diego: Accessible Travel Attractions Tips

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 some sun. The weather here is pretty much the same all year round, which makes it a top...

Badlands National Park in South Dakoda

Badlands National Park in South Dakoda

Badlands National Park in South Dakota is not a destination that most people chose for a vacation but it's location, right off of Interstate 90 and 75 miles from Rapid City, makes it an easy day trip from...

South Africa Accessible Safari Tour

South Africa Accessible Safari Tour

In South Africa, Epic Enabled offers an exciting 8 day (7 nights) wheelchair accessible safari through Kruger National Park with a few added days in Cape Town if desired. The tour is open to individuals, friends, families & groups – disabled travellers or not. The...

A Swiss Alps Adventure: Accessible Travel Tips

A Swiss Alps Adventure: Accessible Travel Tips

Four parts of the Swiss Alps exist within Switzerland: Schweizer Alpen (German), Alpes suisses (French), Alpi svizzere (Italian) and Alps svizras (Romansh). When I visited Switzerland in 2011 we drove there from the UK.  It’s an expensive country so we only...

Wisconsin Woods Accessible Cabin for Rent

Wisconsin Woods Accessible Cabin for Rent

  NextGEN Gallery Edit Delete Cabin Overview A cabin known as the Namakagon Landing is a woods lover’s dream near Cable, Wisconsin on beautiful Lake Namakagon in the Chequamegon National Forest. Just under 3-hours from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St....

Disabled Hunting in the United States of America

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 some of the people who lead these necessary causes.  The following is a list of some of the ones I have been involved with and know to be legit, either...

North Lake Tahoe Accessibility Travel Tips

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 beach in North Lake Tahoe. The rooms are expensive, but it is a once in a life time stay. There are...

South Lake Tahoe Accessible Travel Tips

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 by the original explorers as “the jewel of the Sierra.” Lake Tahoe reaches depths of 1,645 feet, making it the second deepest in America...

Access to Zip-Lining by Yosemite National Park

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 of Zip Yosemite explained, “so you four are awesome.” The four of us paraplegics looked at each other and smiled. Bill Harrison, Charlene Vine, Steven Sanchez...

Interview with a Wheelchair Hiker

Interview with a Wheelchair Hiker

Sever osteoporosis and diabetes over twenty years ago left Bob’s legs too brittle to stand and has been using a wheelchair ever since. He can still feel and control the movement of his legs, which helps with his balance and is why he does not require a foot rest on...

England’s Top 5 Accessible Beaches and Nearby B&Bs

England’s Top 5 Accessible Beaches and Nearby B&Bs

Britain has over 10,000 miles of coastline and plenty of fabulous sandy beaches to explore, but these 5 great beaches are the pick of the bunch for disabled travellers – featuring the best golden sand, glorious sunsets, clean blue seas and great wheelchair access. If...

Wheelchair Hiking at Van Damme State Park, CA

Wheelchair Hiking at Van Damme State Park, CA

The Van Damme State Park in the county of Mendocino of Northern California (map) is known as the “Jewel of the Little River” and is a classic example of a northern California rain forest located right across from the Pacific Ocean. It’s filled with coastal redwoods,...

Accessible African Safari in Northern California

Accessible African Safari in Northern California

Upon arrival I turned off my cell phone; it was worthless now because I was in a reception dead zone. At check-in I asked the receptionist about a card or key for the room, “no locks on tents” she replied with a coy smile. I made my way to one of two wheelchair...

SF Fort Mason and the Great Meadow

SF Fort Mason and the Great Meadow

  Fort Mason in San Francisco, is a former Army post dating from the Civil War and divided into Upper and Lower Fort Mason with the Great Meadow in between and more wheelchair outdoor attractions nearby.  The Great Meadow The main draw to the 50-acre...

Monarch Grove Sanctuary in the Monterey Bay Area

Monarch Grove Sanctuary in the Monterey Bay Area

Every fall and early winter, thousands of Monarch butterflies travel amazing distances from the northern United States and southern Canada to spend the winter at a handful of sites along the California coast. One of these is a grove of eucalyptus and Monterey pines in...

Asilomar State Beach, Conference Grounds and Sand Dune

Asilomar State Beach, Conference Grounds and Sand Dune

Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds was created around 107 acres of natural coastal and forest resources with rustic settings, winding roads and hilly pathways. Accessibility improvements have been completed within the State Park but many more are being...

Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz, CA

Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz, CA

In fall and winter, up to 150,000 monarch butterflies come to Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz from the northern United States and southern Canada to roost and mate. During these months you can see thousands of butterflies fluttering through the park’s...

Palm Springs & Palm Desert Travel Guide

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 are Palm Springs and Palm Desert. This area is an oasis of golf courses, tennis courts, spa resorts,...

Accessible Hot Air Balloon Ride in Southern CA

Accessible Hot Air Balloon Ride in Southern CA

The stars were still out when I awoke. I was still half asleep as I got my things together in a zombie like fashion and then headed to the Southcoast Winery in Temecula to meet Pat, Carol and the rest of the crew from Reach for the Stars Hot Air Balloon Foundation....

Headwaters Forest Reserve by Eureka, CA

Headwaters Forest Reserve by Eureka, CA

Once the setting for a thriving mill town of 400 people, the Headwaters Forest Reserve is now inhabited only by wildlife and fish. The 7,472-acre property was purchased by the Department of the Interior in 1999 to conserve and study the land and its inhabitants and to...

The Perfect Wheelchair Accessible Campsite

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 will see in the future. The National Center on Accessibility at Indiana University has a good article with some of the proposals. Many older...

GoAfrica Safaris Tour

GoAfrica Safaris Tour

Together we at GoAfrica Safaris have over 30 years experience in tourism and hospitality industry. It has been a long time dream for us to create opportunities for travelers with a disability to enjoy the beauty and diversity of this part of the world– our home....

Beach Wheelchairs in San Diego, California

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 wheelchairs available for loan or rent. Many of these beach wheelchairs are free of charge and are manual (someone else has to push you), but it's not the only...

Indian Grinding Rock CA State Historic Park

Indian Grinding Rock CA State Historic Park

The Indian Grinding Rock is located just east of Jackson, CA, which is about 3 hours east of San Francisco, in the foothills in the Sierras Mountains. This California State Park has a lot to offer for access. The museum and visitor center is where you will find all...

Anza-Borrego Desert in Southern California

Anza-Borrego Desert in Southern California

Covering 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California. It protects a vast desert wilderness of sparse, rocky terrain in the southern part of the state that is known for its unique geology. Six million years ago the Gulf of...

Crissy Field and Fort Point in San Francisco

Crissy Field and Fort Point in San Francisco

Crissy Field with Fort Point tucked below the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is a scenic spot and delight for strollers, joggers, windsurfers, bicyclists, dog walkers, and people looking to spot birds...

Rough Terrain in a Wheelchair

Rough Terrain in a Wheelchair

Standard wheelchairs are meant to aid disabled individuals in the most basic of everyday tasks. They can easily and quickly topple in rocky roads, just like they would get stuck in sand or in some cases even wet dirt....

Joshua Tree National Park Access Guide

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 Palm Springs and Palm Desert. In this section of the world, relentless sun...

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is regarded as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, and rightfully so. Over centuries the mighty Colorado River has stretched this grand dessert landscape across...

Adaptive Outdoor Activities in Austria for the Disabled

Adaptive Outdoor Activities in Austria for the Disabled

Behind the name Freizeit-PSO stands "Freizeit Para Special Outdoor Sports" because we want to approach people that are physically and mentally handicapped with our outdoor activities. We, as a public charity have an aim: Integrating all different kinds of people into...

Tour Bus Whistler, British Columbia is Accessible

Tour Bus Whistler, British Columbia is Accessible

At 8am the West Coast Sightseeing Tour Bus arrived at the hotel. The back of the bus had a lift to transport people in wheelchairs inside. Only one wheelchair per tour is able to participate because there is only one set of locking mechanisms. Once the driver secured...

Interview: Disabled Hunter and Outdoorsman

Interview: Disabled Hunter and Outdoorsman

Chad is a hunter and outdoor journalist who has always had a great love for adventure. He knows his boundaries but doesn’t let it stop him from being who he is. Recently, wheelchairtraveling.com was able to interview him on his experiences and his personal website,...

Redwood Hiking Trails in Northern California

Redwood Hiking Trails in Northern California

Think of Northern California and think of redwood trees, the largest trees in the world. Even in the San Francisco Bay Area there are a plethora of wheelchair accessible hiking trails. The most famous is Muir Woods National Monument, located just outside of San...

California State Park: Samual P. Taylor

California State Park: Samual P. Taylor

The Marin County in the Bay Area will allow you to explore the one of California's natural treasures, the redwoods. Nestled in the rolling hills, Samuel P. Taylor State Park is filled with woodlands and a few open grass meadows.  Wildlife includes trees like oak,...

Bothin Marsh & Sausalito-Mill Valley Path in NorCal

Bothin Marsh & Sausalito-Mill Valley Path in NorCal

A wide, level asphalt section of the Bay Trail known as the Mill Valley-Sausalito Path, popular with cyclists, runners, and rollerbladers, follows the old Northwestern Pacific Railroad route from Sausalito to Mill Valley. Along the way it crosses Bothin Marsh Open...

Cumming, Georgia: Windemere Park

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. The main reason people come to Windemere Park is to play community soccer and also to exercise...

The Great Outdoors for Wheelchairs in the UK

The Great Outdoors for Wheelchairs in the UK

A trip to the United Kingdom is probably incomplete without enjoying some of the wonderful unspoilt landscapes, and there is nowhere finer than North Devon to enjoy outstanding scenery. Calvert Trust Exmoor sits on the border of Exmoor National Park, near both...

California Coast: Pomo Bluffs in Fort Bragg

California Coast: Pomo Bluffs in Fort Bragg

Pomo Bluffs Park is a 25-acre blufftop park at Todds Point, on the south side of Noyo Bay/Noyo Harbor inlet in Fort Bragg. People come here to stroll a level trail that provides unobstructed views of the ocean and mouth of the Noyo River and the harbor entrance, with...

CA State Park: Grover Hot Springs, Sierras

CA State Park: Grover Hot Springs, Sierras

The centerpiece of the Grover Hot Springs State Park in California is the mineral hot springs, enjoyed because the mineral sulfur is minimal. Two concrete pools, one hot and one cold, are both equipped with lifts for disabled access. At an altitude of 6000- feet, even...

California Coast: Venice Beach Travel Tips

California Coast: Venice Beach Travel Tips

Venice Beach is a big tourist attraction for the Los Angeles and a local favorite since it's a twenty minute drive or less from almost any where in Los Angeles and neighbor to Santa Monica Beach. Venice Beach is too unique and too convenient to not check out. The...

Baker Beach: San Francisco, California

Baker Beach: San Francisco, California

At the northern tip of San Francisco's Presidio, Baker Beach offers spectacular views from outside the Golden Gate. Beach wheelchairs are available if you reserve in advance and can transport one here from Fort Mason. An accessible bench sits in the northwest...

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve in Southern California

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve in Southern California

The Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is a 31,000 acre preserve in the Little San Bernardino Mountains that protects one of the largest riparian areas in California and is maintained by the Bureau of Land Management. The upper half of Big Morongo Canyon begins in the Mojave...

Ocean Beach in San Francisco, CA

Ocean Beach in San Francisco, CA

Often windswept, foggy and cold, San Francisco's main beach is nonetheless a respite from the bustle along much of the city's eastern waterfront. Ocean Beach is typically sparsely visited, though a warm weekend or special event can attract a crowd. When it's not...

Sonoma Wine Country Accessible Travel Tips

Sonoma Wine Country Accessible Travel Tips

Sonoma County lies in the North Coast Ranges of northwestern California, about an hour away from San Francisco. This part of California is highly known as wine country, encompassing a few regions each with their...

USA and Canada Accessible Snow Skiing

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 this enjoyable winter activity accessible. Please add a company not listed by writing a comment in...

CA, Half Moon Bay: Access Travel Guide

CA, Half Moon Bay: Access Travel Guide

Off California's Pacific Coast Highway in Northern California is the coastal city Half Moon Bay. Main Street Half Moon Bay's historic Main Street is filled with original buildings that have been modified to be new treasures. The sidewalks and streets are clean and...

Oakland, California: Redwood Regional Park

Oakland, California: Redwood Regional Park

The Redwood Regional Park is an extraordinarily lovely park, located a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland, has several entrances. Once the site of extensive logging, this thickly wooded canyon is a pale shadow of what it was in the days of the Ohlone....

Muir Woods National Monument Hiking Access

Muir Woods National Monument Hiking Access

Strolling through Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, Northern California is a space where nature opens a window to the vast depth of life and creation itself. Be still for a moment under the canopy of the ancient redwoods and beside the stream and feel...

Hammond Trail Access: Arcata-McKinleyville, CA

Hammond Trail Access: Arcata-McKinleyville, CA

The Hammond Trail is a popular hiking/biking/equestrian trail that winds past open fields, woods, and residential areas for more than five miles, from the Mad River Bridge in Arcata north to Clam Beach County Park in McKinleyville. You'll enjoy panoramic views of the...

California Coast: Mendocino Access Tips

California Coast: Mendocino Access Tips

Mendocino is a small town on the coast of Northern California where the jagged shoreline meets the lush forests filled with redwood, sequoias, and ferns. There has been a lot of effort to keep this cost under developed to maintain its pristine beauty. Coming to...

Eureka, CA: Patrick’s Point State Park Access

Eureka, CA: Patrick’s Point State Park Access

Thirty miles north of Eureka, in the heart of redwood country, Patrick's Point State Park juts into the Pacific Ocean on a 640-acre headland with forests of spruce, pine, fir, hemlock, and alder interspersed with meadows. Although this coast is often shrouded in fog,...

Access @ Trees of Mystery in Northern California

Access @ Trees of Mystery in Northern California

Driving along scenic Highway 101, it's a little startling to come upon the Trees of Mystery, a commercial roadside attraction with a 49-foot-tall statue of Paul Bunyan and his 35-foot high companion, Babe the Blue Ox, towering over its entrance. The 120-acre private...

Crescent City, CA: Beach Front Park Access

Crescent City, CA: Beach Front Park Access

Beach Front Park comprises 10 city blocks of grassy sports fields, picnic areas with unobstructed views of the harbor, a beach, a half-mile shoreline trail, and B Street Pier, a 900-foot-long accessible fishing pier (railings are 42" high). The Fred Endert indoor...

Santa Cruz Mt. Train Ride and Accessible Trail

Santa Cruz Mt. Train Ride and Accessible Trail

When you think of Santa Cruz, usually it’s followed by Beach Boardwalk and images of California’s coast and the Pacific Ocean. While much of Santa Cruz culture is centered on the beach, it is only one side of this California destination. The Santa Cruz Mountains are a...

Pasadena, CA: Huntington Gardens and Art Galleries

Pasadena, CA: Huntington Gardens and Art Galleries

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena, California is a private, non-profit institution established in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington.  Huntington had a special love for books, art and gardens. Today the property is 207 acres...

Iceland: Accessible Travel Tips

Iceland: Accessible Travel Tips

When arriving at the Keflavik Airport (about 50 km or 31 mi from Reykjavik) the surroundings may seem like you have landed on the moon; melted lava, hot springs and rocks as sharp as blades. It doesn’t take you...

Oregon, McKenzie River: Hot Springs & Gardens

Oregon, McKenzie River: Hot Springs & Gardens

In McKenzie Bridge, Oregon along the McKenzie River is the Belknap Hot Springs, a natural wonder is turned into a peaceful get-a-way. It was established in 1869 and today has two modern hot spring pools...

Arizona: Bear Canyon Woods Lake Access

Arizona: Bear Canyon Woods Lake Access

When it gets hot in Phoenix, Arizona everyone looks for quick getaways to escape the heat. Last week (April 2012) when temperatures approached 100 my girlfriend and I grabbed our prepack bag (always ready to go) and headed north in search of some relieve. We drove...

Sail the Sea: Ocean Adventures

Sail the Sea: Ocean Adventures

Have you ever felt like being in a wheelchair was limiting your choice of holidays? Have you ever wanted to throw yourself in to a life changing adventure but were worried about the limitations you may encounter? Perhaps you’re anxious that you might not fit in? Fear...

The Golden Gate Bridge Plaza and Overlooks

The Golden Gate Bridge Plaza and Overlooks

Everyone who visits San Francisco wants to see the Golden Gate Bridge, for the same reason that local residents are drawn to it again and again: the graceful Art Deco span is simply lovely against its dramatic backdrop of steep bluffs and the waters of the Golden Gate...

Access Criteria for Parks + Trails

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 or technical assessments; rather, they were developed for the purpose of this website and are therefore somewhat subjective. Measurements were not...

Shollenberger Park Trail by the Petaluma River in CA

Shollenberger Park Trail by the Petaluma River in CA

Tucked inside an industrial park on the banks of the Petaluma River is Shollenberger Park, a wetland teeming with wildlife and native plants. It is contiguous with Ellis Creek to the south and Alman Marsh to its north, encompassing some 500-acres of Petaluma Wetlands...

Roswell, Georgia: Sweet Apple Park

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 also lots of playgrounds for the kids on the side away from the school. The trail at...

California Coast: MacKerricher State Park

California Coast: MacKerricher State Park

Sprawling MacKerricher State Park, one of the more accessible parks in Mendocino County, has more than 2,000 acres of dunes, coastal prairie, headlands, a tidal lagoon, pocket beaches, and trails. At its southern end, in Fort Bragg, a wide coastal prairie terminates...

California Coast: Van Damme State Park

California Coast: Van Damme State Park

Three miles south of Mendocino, 2,000-acre Van Damme State Park has a variety of habitats: marine, coastal bluff terraces, and pygmy, redwood, and riparian forests. Coast Highway One divides the park; west of the highway is a small, sheltered, sandy beach, one of the...

Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park in CA

Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park in CA

Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park sits on a headland that juts dramatically into the ocean on the coast of California; pounding waves have cut channels to the north and south, almost rendering it an island. The park covers 270 acres of coastal bluffs...

Access @ Doran Regional Park in Bodega Bay

Access @ Doran Regional Park in Bodega Bay

Doran Regional Park in Bodega Bay is situated on a broad, sandy 120-acre spit that forms the northern border of the bay and the southern border of Bodega Harbor. On summer weekends, inland residents flock here seeking the cooler temperatures typically found along this...

Seattle Outdoors for All Foundation

Seattle Outdoors for All Foundation

Get outside with Outdoors for All in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Outdoors for All Foundation is a Seattle based non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with disabilities through outdoor recreation. If you are visiting...

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens on the CA Coast

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens on the CA Coast

The 47-acre Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, on a marine terrace two miles south of Fort Bragg, offers a pleasant opportunity to get acquainted with native plants of the region, as well as with some exotics. Paths take you through a coastal pine forest and groves of...

California, Bodega Bay Head Trail Access

California, Bodega Bay Head Trail Access

Bodega Head forms the tip of a peninsula that extends south of the Bodega dunes and protects Bodega Harbor from the pounding ocean waves. It’s four miles long and one mile wide, and is geologically related to Point Reyes and the Farallon Islands. Bodega Head lies on...

California Sonoma Coast State Park Accessibility

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 that stretches for 17 miles along the rugged Sonoma Coast from Bodega Head north to the Vista Trail, just beyond Jenner. Much of...

Monterey, CA: Scenic Coastal Trail Access

Monterey, CA: Scenic Coastal Trail Access

The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail is a link in the 1,200-mile Coastal Trail that is planned to run the length of California. This section traverses some 18 miles of coastal beauty (there are some inland portions) from Castroville south to Pacific Grove’s Lovers...

Share Adventures in Santa Cruz

Share Adventures in Santa Cruz

Founded on the belief that recreation, fun, challenge and access to the outdoors are an essential part of a healthy and fulfilling life, Shared Adventures is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people living with disabilities in...

Calaveras Big Trees in the Sierras Mountains of CA

Calaveras Big Trees in the Sierras Mountains of CA

Calaveras Big Tress had been ordered to be preserved in 1904 by President Roosevelt, stating this area was "not only a Californian, but a national inheritance." Later in 1931 it became a state park. Today it offers wheelchair friendly accommodations, including camp...

Flying with a Wheelchair

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