accessible nature

America the Beautiful: National Parks Access Pass

America the Beautiful: National Parks Access Pass

For an outdoor enthusiast like myself, the allure of a National Park is hard to resist. The National Park Service preserves natural, cultural, and historical sites all across the United States. Some of the most breathtaking landscapes are within these park boundaries. Thankfully, the National Park Service has taken it upon themselves to offer a FREE lifetime pass for US Citizens that have a permanent disability. It allows you to be admitted for FREE to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites.

Accessible Trails on the West Coast

Accessible Trails on the West Coast

“I've compiled a list of wheelchair-accessible hikes, based upon the hikes I've done in the past year . . . Although this post was done mainly for remembrance, posterity, and self-edification,  I hope that the information will help other wheelchair hikers.”

Larch March

Larch March

We were drawn to the famous "larch march," this year.  We drove to Rainy Pass in the Northern Cascades, where a hike to Rainy Lake took us through temperate rainforest, fall colors, chilly temperatures, and patches of snow from a recent snowstorm to a mountain lake surrounded by more fall colors, high mountains, and -- far away -- views of golden larches.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Adaptive Equipment

5 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Adaptive Equipment

Modern innovation has allowed people with a variety of abilities to access activities they couldn't in the past. But with so much technology to choose from, how do you decide what's for you? We've put together this handy guide to help you through the process.

ABCs of Accessible Trails: Texas, Utah, Vermont

ABCs of Accessible Trails: Texas, Utah, Vermont

Editor's Note: This is the fifthteenth post in our ABCs of Accessible Trails series, which details the best accessible trails in State and National Parks across the country. Take a look at our previous posts for more

The ABCs of Accessible Trails: Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa

The ABCs of Accessible Trails: Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa

Editor's Note: This is the fifth post in our ABCs of Accessible Trails series, which details the best accessible trails in State and National Parks across the country. Take a look at our previous posts for more: Alabama, Alaska, ArizonaArkansas, Colorado, CaliforniaConnecticut, Delaware, FloridaGeorgia, Hawaii, Idaho

The ABCs of Accessible Trails: Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho

The ABCs of Accessible Trails: Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho

This is the fourth post in our ABCs of Accessible Trails series, which details the best accessible trails in State and National Parks across the country.  Check our list for Alabama, Alaska, and Arizona here, Arkansas, Colorado, and California here and Connecticut, Delaware, and Florida here.

The ABCs of Accessible Trails: Connecticut, Delaware, & Florida

The ABCs of Accessible Trails: Connecticut, Delaware, & Florida

The America the Beautiful Pass, otherwise known as the The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, is a free lifetime pass available to US citizens or permanent residents of the United States that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability.  Passes can be obtained via phone, online, or in person at any of these recreation sites.