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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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Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio Access Guide

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Cuyahoga Valley was officially made a National Park in 1974 when local citizens and their representatives sought to preserve this scenic greenspace nestled between the industrial cities of Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. View park map. The 33,000-acre park sits within the boundaries of the Ohio & Erie Canalway, a National Heritage Area dedicated to preserving and celebrating the story of the canal that helped Ohio and the country grow. 20 miles of the canal’s historic route can be found in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A section of the drive is a part of America’s Byway, which ends at the...

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Stanford House in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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The Stanford House is a hostel operating within Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio, located about a ten minute drive from the Boston Visitor Center. The classic historical white wood panel structure is surrounded by lovely trees. One handicapped parking spot is closest to the accessible entrance. The check-in office is right there too with a paved pathway and barrier-free entrance. Upon check-in guests are given a brief orientation, including important rules especially cleaning policies at check-out. Though the two-story house was not originally designed to be wheelchair accessible, modern renovations has given more access to the building. Ramps...

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Getting around Cleveland, Ohio with a Wheelchair

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The general landscape of Cleveland, Ohio is relatively flat, besides getting down to the water, so wheeling around is definitely possible in some spots. Sidewalks around tourist areas are generally well maintained but the more remote you get the worse access becomes. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) does a great job providing public transportation that is wheelchair accessible. RTA transportation options include the bus, train (light rail), trolley, HealthLine Vehicles, and Paratransit. Travelers can use Paratransit once registered and approved, see website for details and how to arrange a ride. What is most impressive about the RTA is...

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La Quinta Inn by Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio

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La Quinta Inn is on the boarder of Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Macedonia, Ohio. The Boston Visitor Center being the closest park landmark, about 15-20 minutes away. The hotel has a few accessible rooms, one with a roll-in shower. Handicapped parking and automatic front doors are also available. Directly inside is a computer for guests and across from that is the check-in desk with no lowered modifications and the elevator. Breakfast is complimentary (Mon-Fri 6am-9am, Sat-Sun 7am-10am). The indoor pool area opens with your key card (not automatic) and is equipped with a lift for both the pool...

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Metropolitan at The 9 Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio

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The Metropolitan at The 9 in Cleveland, Ohio is about a half hour drive to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It is a boutique hotel in the downtown district and just a couple of blocks away from the Playhouse Square and 4th Street where you will find cute shops and places to eat. House of Blues and the Cleveland State University also isn’t too far away. Other attractions are a short ride way and multiple wheelchair accessible transportation options are available. The Metropolitan at The 9 Hotel has 8 ADA rooms with grab bars. 2 Standrard King guest rooms have...

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