It's beginning to feel like spring! All this warmer weather makes me want to get outside and enjoy some sunshine surrounded by nature. However, for some people, that's just not possible because they are wheelchair bound.
Exciting news! Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites now provide *free*, high mobility all-terrain track wheelchairs at 10 state parks, historic sites and a wildlife center so everyone can enjoy being outside.
The initiative encourages those with mobility impairments to reconnect with nature, explore nature trails, go fishing and attend adaptive hunts.
All-terrain track chairs are designed with safety in mind, giving visitors who otherwise might not be able to navigate more difficult types of terrain the ability to hit the trails and easily navigate through mud, water, sand and snow.
Qualifying park visitors can experience a sense of freedom that can be difficult to have in an everyday wheelchair. The chairs can be used for hiking, hunting, fishing and other outdoor education and recreational activities!
The 10 parks currently are:
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Trenton
Don Carter State Park, Lake Lanier
Red Top Mountain State Park, Lake Allatoona
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site, Cartersville
Fort Yargo State Park, Winder
Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge
Panola Mountain State Park, Stockbridge
Picketts Mill Battlefield Historic Site, Dallas
Smithgall Woods State Park, Helen
Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, Mansfield
To reserve a chair and to learn more, visit https://gastateparks.org/Accessibility/TrackChairs
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