Accessible Park Trails and the National Park Service

News this month (via the AP) that more park trails are becoming wheelchair-accessible and that the National Park Service will soon be launching an online database cataloging all the accessible trails, activities, and sites in the NPS system. The AP piece focuses on Vermont, where three trails are now accessible, including a 1,000-foot section of the famed Appalachian Trail as it passes by Thundering Brook falls.

Along with the NPS database, here are two other resources for finding accessible parks around the country: United Spinal Association and GORP. It’s interesting to see the wide variety of sites, from small urban parks to historic homes to vast nature areas.

[photo of Vermont’s Green Mountains from Dicky85]

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