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Fort Funston Overlook and Trail Accessibility

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Fort Funston (MAP) is located along the Pacific Ocean shoreline on the southwest side of San Francisco across from Lake Merced. It was once the Lake Merced Military Reservation, and today it is an outdoor space managed by the Gold Gate National Recreation Area under the National Park Service. Park visitors come here to stroll by cypress trees with views of sand dunes hugging the Pacific Ocean. The main trail is a favorite for dog walkers. Even during the week this trail is swarmed with dogs, and on the weekend, there are even more. A couple of historical points...

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Marin Headlands National Park Wheelchair Tips

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The Marin Headlands National Park, managed by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is located right off the Golden Gate Bridge on the way to Sausalito from San Francisco. The most popular area is Fort Cronkhite with Fort Baker on the bay-side, Fort Barry in between and Tennessee Valley in the northern highlands. The Marin Headlands National Park is a large park, too large to see and do everything in one day, even if looking for only barrier-free access. Also in the park are some of the GGNRA’s park partners that manage a number of other private properties found...

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida Wheelchair Travel Tips

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The ocean city of Fort Lauderdale on the coast of Florida is a very popular vacation spot, and the gateway to the Caribbean, Bahamas and Mexico for some travelers. What draws everyone to this beach town are its miles and miles of pristine beaches, though The Swap Shop, Florida’s largest market that’s open 365 days a year, is an attraction with a life all of its own. The canal waterways of Fort Lauderdale are home to the rich and famous, where multi-million-dollar mansions are eye-catching and yachts are jaw-dropping. The waterways of Fort Lauderdale are filled with these massive...

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Savannah, Georgia Accessible Travel Tips & Attractions

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A rich history mixed with a chic, country lifestyle is why Savannah, Georgia is one of the most popular places to visit in the world. With so much to do and see in and around Savannah, travelers will need to be selective. Throughout Historical Savannah you will find of plethora courtyard squares where people often gather, rest and even play some music. There are multiple points of interest are nearby. A few city-selected vendors and entertainers are seen in the squares, all with approved identification tags. Savannah has a considerable amount of different tours. The most popular is the Old...

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8 Savannah Outdoor Attractions & Activities

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#1 Wormsloe State Historical Site and Plantation Wormsloe State Historical Site and Plantation is perhaps one of the most photographed spots in Savannah, Georgia, at least the entrance is. At the very least, tour groups will stop at the gate or drive down the long, Oaktree-lined dirt road, but this park has much more to offer if you enjoy nature’s company. Within the property are a few trails, the most barrier-free route to the historical the Tabby Ruins-Jones Fort and House Site is by taking Oak Avenue. After the museum and gift shop, this packed dirt and sand trail is...

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Visiting Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone

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Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park are known as two of the most beautiful national parks we have for a reason. Located in the Rocky Mountain Range mostly in Wyoming but also small parts in Montana and Idaho, they allow the public a bit of viewing access to the natural wonders and wildlife in a somewhat more protected area of our country. Because of the ruggedness of these parks, there isn’t a whole lot of handicap access, which in my opinion is a good thing. I personally don’t want everything to be accessible because that takes away...

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Rosie the Riveter Park, Museum, Memorial, & Shipyard

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Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historic Park is located on the San Francisco Bay in the industrial heart of Richmond, California.  This historical area is dedicated to the hard working people at the Ford Assembly Plant on the U.S. home front during World War II. They were known as the Rosie Riveters. When most of the men were called to serve their country, President Franklin D.  Roosevelt declared Executive Order 8808, which became the Fair Employment Act of 1941 “…there shall be no discrimination in the employment of workers in defense industries or government because of race,...

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Wisconsin Potawatomi State Park Camping & Trail Tips

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Potawatomi State Park is located in Door County of northeastern Wisconsin. For those of you not familiar with WI, it’s the peninsula or thumb pointing into Lake Michigan. Door County is known as a great vacation place with many wineries, a lot of artistic influence and very crafty shops. You will not find any fast food restaurants north of Sturgeon Bay which is essentially the doorway to Door County, even though it really starts south of Sturgeon Bay. You also will not find any big box stores such as Walmart north of Sturgeon Bay. It is a very quaint...

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Eugene O’Neill National Historical Site

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The Eugene O’Neill Historical Site is a beloved residence of one of America’s most influential playwrights and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Overlooking Mt. Diablo in Danville, California, Eugene moved his family here in the 1930s because the picturesque landscape inspired his writing. Some of Eugene’s famous works include Hard Day’s Journey into Night, A Moon for the Misbegotten, and The Iceman Cometh. The house and garden have many architectural and accent features that profoundly reflected the beliefs of Taoism and different Asian cultures. [Show slideshow] 1234► The Main Attraction Tour (2.5 hours) The main part of the ranger-led...

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Congaree National Park, SC Accessible Hiking Tips

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Congaree National Park is located at the southern end of South Carolina, just outside the state capitol of Columbia. It is a preserved wildlife area, receiving the most government protection from mankind’s footprints. Part of the park’s boarder aligns with the Congaree River and acts as a flood plain before reaching the ocean. Wintertime brings the most severe flooding, but a portion of the park remains accessible to visitors. The park is known to be a swampland, and it is, with many plants and trees that have adapted to this environment and are thriving, but hardwood trees are also...

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Nisene Marks State Park near Santa Cruz, CA

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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. The Park is about 9,600 acres, but majority of the park is not accessible. If you are looking to picnic there are tables and barbecues located next to the parking lot where the trail head is. There is only one ADA by law trail that leads to an overlook with a...

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Caledonia State Park, Pennsylvania Camping

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The 1,125-acre Caledonia State Park in the state of Pennsylvania is located between Chambersburg and Gettysburg along the Lincoln Highway, US 30. The park is nestled within South Mountain with farmlands on either side and the Blue Ridge Mountain Range to the north. Within South Mountain there are four state parks and 84,000 acres of state forest land waiting to be explored and enjoyed, and one of them is Caledonia State Park. [Show slideshow] Hosack Run Campground I tent camped for 4 days in July 2016.  I was at site #180 which is designated handicap accessible.  The site is paved...

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Accessible Cruise to Alaska’s Inside Passage

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Four years ago I took my very first cruise which happened to be to one of the best destinations a person could ever dream to visit, Alaska.  Since then it has been my dream to visit again.  This past May my dream became a reality as my parents and I spent another wonderful week exploring The Last Frontier.  Our adventure began in Vancouver where we boarded Princess Cruise Lines Crown Princess.  Although I hadn’t been on Crown Princess before, the ships layout and the great accessibility features were already familiar to me as I had previously cruised on her...

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High Cliff State Park, Wisconsin Wheelchair Access

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On the northeast corner of Lake Winnebago, the largest lake in Wisconsin, you will find High Cliff State Park. High Cliff is just what the name says, it’s located on a cliff along Lake Winnebago and gives a great view of the northern portion of the lake. It offers a campground, hiking trails, a recreation park, viewing tower, beach, and marina. One of my favorite pass times at High Cliff is going down to the marina and watching people off-load and load their boats. I’m not much of a bragger but I used to be pretty good at backing...

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Cleveland, Ohio: Things to Do with a Wheelchair

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Cleveland, Ohio is a historical U.S. city with a diverse population that share a love for good times, food and drinks. Situated along the Lake Erie, Cleveland was a local hub early on and has continued with these roots while adapting itself with some modern twists. Nightlife is taken seriously and so are the few professional sports team. The outdoors are enjoyed and utilized. Only about 30 minutes away from Cleveland is Cuyahoga Valley National Park where you will find a number of accessible features to enjoy, like Tinkers Gorge. The Cleveland Metroparks have made a number of access...

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Florida Coral Reef State Park Wheelchair Access

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This marine wonderland was the first undersea park in the U.S., established in 1963 to preserve and protect nearly 70 nautical square miles of living coral reefs, mangrove swamps, seagrass beds, and tropical hammocks. Located on the coast of Key Largo in the Florida Keys, the park is 25 miles long and extends 3 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean. Its name recognizes the efforts of the late John D. Pennekamp, a Miami newspaper editor who fought for the preservation of the coral reefs and the everglades. Planning a Visit The park is open 365 days a year from...

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Overview: San Francisco, CA Access Travel Guide

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San Francisco may be one of the hilliest cities in the USA, but this doesn’t mean that it is not accessible for wheelchair travel. Power wheelchairs will have more freedom to explore the inner neighborhoods of San Francisco, but those using manual chairs may need to be pushed. There are, however, a few areas in San Francisco that are flat or relatively flat, which makes it easier for some to explore San Francisco. Otherwise, visitors can rely on multiple accessible public transportation options, like buses, to taxis, to light rails. Below you will find an overview with many links to...

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Wisconsin Camping: Wheelchair Access Overview

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Wisconsin is a great place to live and an even better place to camp. There are numerous private campgrounds around the state along with nearly 50 state-run campgrounds affiliated with State Parks and natural areas. WI State Park Camping Website. The majority of those state-run campgrounds are handicap accessible as far as having disabled sites available. There are even a few that offer accessible cabins or rustic cabins (which are accessible). The accessible cabins offer a lot of amenities such as a kitchen with lower counters, bedroom with a hospital beds, and wheel-in showers, bench and shower commode chair nearby....

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Fort Lauderdale Riverside Hotel Accessible Rooms

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Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a luxury, boutique hotel located in the Historical District of Downtown along the Tarpon River and Las Olas Boulevard. The location alone makes this hotel a starting point for visitors exploring the area. Hotel Amenities Restaurants & Bars: The hotel’s ground-floor restaurant is fine dining experience with outdoor and indoor seating. A patio looks out onto Las Olas Boulevard where musicians often play. Casual dining and lounging at the bar are also options for guests. Doors: The main set of doors located on the river side of the hotel are automatic, but other...

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Florida Everglades National Park Wheelchair Access Guide

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Everglades National Park in Florida is the third largest national park in the U.S., protecting 1.5 million acres of unique terrain on the southern tip of the state of Florida. Diverse ecosystems lie within its borders, such as barely-flowing freshwater sloughs lush with sawgrass, loamy pine woods, dense and shady hardwood hammocks, majestic cypress domes, tenacious coastal mangrove forests, and vast saltwater bays. These environments are ideal habitats for wildlife, including numerous threatened and endangered species like the West Indian Manatee, Florida Panther, Wood Stork, Loggerhead Turtle, American Crocodile, and American Alligator. [Not a valid template] Planning A Visit...

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