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North Carolina wheelchair van rentals

The Extraordinary Natural Scenery Of Accessible North Carolina Hiking Trails

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.

Michigan wheelchair van rentals

The Scenic And Accessible Side Of Michigan

Among the regions of the United States with extraordinary natural scenery, few can rival the great lakes and marvelous landscapes of Michigan. Welcome to the home of the outdoorsmen, where peace and escape await you at the gates. Michigan has everything from campgrounds, the cabin lodging, to hunting and fishing, to long treks, to beaches and swimming. And the best part is that Michigan has parks that offers everything listed above that are entirely handicap friendly. So if you’re the outdoorsy type who enjoys some time away from the city but have some reservations about a physical disability, Michigan should be your next vacation. It’s summertime, which means now’s the perfect time of year to head north while it’s still warm. Pick up your Michigan wheelchair van rentals at the airport and leave the world in the rearview while you spend the weekend enjoying nature at its finest.

Camping and Lodging: If you’re looking to really get familiar with the outdoors and spend a night underneath the stars, Van Riping State Park, which just so happens to have a very rich population of moose, after a number of them were relocated to Michigan from Canada. The campgrounds have modern restrooms and electrical service, and you can navigate the park easily in your wheelchair accessible van rental because the entire park is developed with roads. Van Riping also has cabins if you’re looking for an outdoor experience but wouldn’t mind a roof over your head once it comes bedtime.

Hunting and Fishing: If you’re a sharpshooter looking to flex your skills, the Sharonville State Game Area could be just the place you’re looking for. The park is open to the public, except on hunting days. There are also designated handicapped hunting days that have competitions reserved exclusively for people with disabilities. Note that hunters are typically permitted only to hunt deer, however in some rare cases they may allow other animals as well. As for fishing, a good place to check out is the Bald Mountain Recreation Area. Crack open a brew or two and sit out on the lake for a few hours. In due time, you’re sure to catch a delicious dinner. Sit out on the water and close your eyes. The lakes are arguably the best part about the state of Michigan as a whole.

Scenic Hikes: Stay on the move check out the vast variety of wheelchair accessible hiking trails. A notable go-to is the Sterling-Marsh trail. But that’s just one among dozens that you would have no problem navigating in a wheelchair. The Waterloo Recreation Area also is known to have tremendous natural scenery for you to feast your eyes on.

Whatever your preference, Michigan’s got it. And now’s the perfect time to go, when the weather is hot instead of freezing. For more info on what kinds of wheelchair accessible outdoor sights there are to see in Michigan, check out the Michigan Department of Natural Resources website. For more info on how to pick up one of our Michigan wheelchair van rentals, call Wheeler’s at 800-456-1371.