Get Outside With These 10 Accessible Trails In Maine That Are Great For Many
Here in Maine getting outside often feels like a way of life. Between walks in the neighborhood and visiting state parks, we often consider hiking a good way of entertaining out-of-state guests or just keeping busy on the weekend. While many towns have put in effort to ensure that the outdoors is accessible to many, we’re still not entirely there. While we hope that more Maine towns will create outdoor areas that are accessible to all, we do want to recognize a few great trails that exist today. While not all are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, each one on this list features a pathway that’s either paved, packed, or otherwise a bit more navigable by people with limited mobility.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Have you found any ADA compliant trails that we’ve left off? We’d love for you to add them to the comments for others to see. Remember that limited mobility does not always mean a wheelchair. Often we want to enjoy the outdoors with children in strollers or older people who need a more navigable route. Your comments will certainly help Mainers who love the outdoors!
Michelle has lived in many places, but counts Maine as one of the best. In addition to the smell of ocean water in the air on rainy days in Portland, she loves puppies, photography, funny people, the Maine Red Claws, traveling, fresh tomatoes, Cambodia and filling out forms. For questions, comments and inquiries please email: [email protected]
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