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.