Welcome to North Carolina, home of the Panthers, the best college basketball in the nation, and some of the coolest wheelchair accessible hiking trails of the region. If you have a physical disability but enjoy the outdoors, now’s as good a time as any to go outside and enjoy the warm summer air. In North Carolina, there’s nothing that can hold you back from enjoy life to the fullest in a hot southern day. Here are our favorite accessible hiking trails, which can be easily reached upon picking up our North Carolina wheelchair van rentals from a nearby branch. Wheeler’s is located all throughout the country, so no matter where you are, we’re here to help.
The American Tobacco Trail: There’s a lot of history in this part of the country. The American Tobacco Trail is over 20 miles long. And as of a couple years ago, a newly built bridge now connects the north and south regions of the trail. The material of the trail is asphalt, so you shouldn’t have much problem navigating in a wheelchair, provided that you are cautious and vigilant. Bear witness to wild beavers, hawks, owls, turtles, and herons, living between enormous and beautiful pines.
Baker’s Creek Greenway: Here is a trail that is 100% paved as well, so it should be all smooth sailing while checking out the scenery. The trail is extremely well maintained and lets off the kind of impression that welcomes its visitors and has them wanting to return once they leave. At the end on the southern side has a nice playground in Village Park. The trail ends in Baker’s Creek Park. Once you get there you can relax and look up at blue skies on a sunny North Carolina afternoon. The park has plenty of picnic areas and wheelchair accessible restrooms. And if you’re not yet satisfied with a big of a shorter trail, the Baker’s Creek Greenway connects to a number of other equally scenic trails.
Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway: Now here is the mother of all awesome wheelchair accessible North Carolina trails. You don’t have to be a professional birdwatcher to appreciate the variety of iconic birds there are in this park. That includes the rare and remarkable blue heron, egrets, ospreys, and yes, the all American bald eagle. Also keep an eye out for signs that will direct to hot spots and other trails to keep yourself occupied and satisfied with the outing. In North Carolina, you’ll never be at a loss of outdoor activity.
So what’re you waiting for? It’s time hop in one of our North Carolina wheelchair van rentals and book it to NC, where you’ll find bright summer days decorated with relaxing picnic areas in nature with all of the rarest and most iconic wildlife in the country. If nothing else, come for the eagles. And while you’re at it, be sure to check out the owls, turtles and beavers over a tasty PB & J. For more information on how to book a van, give us a call today at 800-456-1371.