If you use a wheelchair, there’s a lot to do in Connecticut, especially during our way-too-short summer. Whether you love the beach or the woods, there are many great venues to sample.
We did some research and selected some special places for you to check out.
Take a Hike
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy lists wheelchair-accessible trails in Connecticut. Here are user-reviewed five star-rated trails:
Hit the Beach
There are five Connecticut state parks that provide free beach wheelchairs on a first come, first served basis:
Reel ‘em In
If you’re angling for today’s catch, here are eight accessible freshwater fishing platforms –
- Bigelow Pond and Mashapaug Lake Boat Launch – Bigelow Hollow State Park, Union
- Connecticut River – Haddam Meadows State Park, Haddam
- Day Pond State Park, Colchester
- Devils Hopyard State Park, East Haddam
- Pataconk Lake – Pataconk Recreation Area, Cockaponset State Forest, Haddam
- Schreeder Pond – Chatfield Hollow State Park, Killingworth
- Squantz Pond State Park near the boat launch, New Fairfield
- Stratton Brook State Park, Simsbury
– and there’s a saltwater platform at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London.
Enjoy the View
Visitors to the Saugatuck Universal Access Trail in Redding will be rewarded with views of the Saugatuck Reservoir from the trail’s overlook platform. Open from sunrise to sunset, the trail is about 500 feet long and ends at a platform overlooking the Saugatuck Reservoir.
Hammonasset Beach has six campsites that are designated for use by individuals with disabilities. The sites are in close proximity to restroom facilities, have electrical outlets and can be reserved. To make reservations, call Reserve America at 1-877-668-CAMP (2267).
For a small state, Connecticut has a lot to offer everyone. We hope you have opportunity to get out and enjoy the summer in our beautiful state!