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National Park Lodges
for Wheelers and Slow Walkers

National Park Lodges
for Wheelers and Slow Walkers

National Park Tips


National Park Primer

Lift boarding on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

A trip to one or more U.S. national parks is a top bucket list item for many folks. And although most of the parks have rugged back country areas, the majority have also made access upgrades so that wheelchair-users and slow walkers can enjoy these national treasures. As an added bonus, admission discounts are available to seniors and people with a permanent disability. That said, advance planning greatly enhances any national park visit; so with that in mind, here are some tips and tricks to help save time, money, and avoid disappointment on your next national park adventure.

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Six Wheelchair-Accessible National Park Trails

The Limberlost Trail in Shenandoah National Park

Although many US national parks offer scenic drives with great windshield views, it’s also nice to hit the trail and get up-close-and-personal with Mother Nature. Granted, at first glance the terrain in some national parks doesn’t appear to be wheelchair friendly, but upon closer examination, you’ll find a good number of barrier-free trails on these federal lands. So grab your water bottle and slather on the sunscreen, and get ready to explore these six scenic wheelchair-accessible national park trails.

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Six Scenic — And Wheelchair-Accessible — National Park Drives

Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park

There’s no better way to explore our national parks than by car. You can travel at your own pace, stop whenever the spirit moves you, and seek out wheelchair-accessible sites. With that in mind, check out these six scenic national park drives that offer incredible windshield views, as well as accessible trails and overlooks along the way.

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