The Olympic Peninsula of Washington State has some of the most stunning scenery and fabulous wheelchair accessible trails, like the Spruce Railroad, that wind through verdant temperate rainforest. Sea cliffs, beaches and bays, historic forts and so much more make this area a must see for outdoor adventurers!
New Mobility July 2022
it is hard to beat summertime activities in the great outdoors of Vancouver USA. There is something for those of all abilities and interests–from intriguing historic Fort Vancouver to perusing artesian and local produce at Vancouver’s Farmers Market to enjoying vibrant nature at Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge–we have so much to see and do for all! See my full article at this link on Vancouver USA.
A dinner cruise aboard the Columbia River Sternwheeler is flavorful, tasteful, informative and wheelchair accessible! See my review of this 2-hour cruise offered by Portland Spirit by following the THIS LINK.
A great way to know if something is truly wheelchair accessible is to learn—firsthand—from a wheelchair user who has been there. This is what I offer in this travel guide.
I am C5-6 quadriplegic, and over the years, I have been to many wonderful vacation spots and sights throughout the world, starting with my home in Washington State. I have documented and collected information describing the beauty, the ambience—and most importantly—I have verified the wheelchair accessibility—of over 100 sites around the Evergreen State. In this guide, I include lovely towns, worthy wheelchair accessible trails and walks, and recommended parks, cultural centers, landmarks and museums. I also make sure to include locations of ADA restrooms along the way. My perspective is from my power wheelchair for these excursions.
In planning my trips, I typically choose a charming small town or scenic national park or other intriguing destination, then I fill in nearby wheelchair-friendly activities, hikes and things to do. I have found so many delightful, nicely accessible adventures in Washington State that I decided to write this guide to share the bounty with other wheelchair users who don’t necessarily want to do all the required research.
I hope this guide encourages wheelchair users to get out and about and enjoy more of what life has to offer without having to be concerned if the destinations will really be wheelchair accessible once you get there. Happy trails to you!
I was faced with no choice but to fly across the nation with my medically high risk family during Covid so my son could have the right expert perform his surgery at the Cleveland clinic. This is how I planned to stay safe. And how my plan worked out
New Mobility Magazine October 2020
Visit these four European-esque places here in beautiful America! Travel safer during these Covid days and still enjoy wonderful, accessible sites.
New Mobility Magazine, August 2020