VIDEO: Michigan National Park Offering Free All-Terrain Track Wheelchairs

VIDEO: Michigan National Park Offering Free All-Terrain Track Wheelchairs

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VIDEO: Michigan National Park Offering Free All-Terrain Track Wheelchairs

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How cool is this first-of-its-kind Track Chair Program offered at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park in Northern Michigan? Visitors with mobility issues can now reserve an all-terrain tracked wheelchair for free to take in the incredibly gorgeous park features, including views of Lake Michigan, pastoral historic farmlands, forest trails, and meadows. Reservations are required because of limited availability so make sure to book one in advance. RESERVE HERE:

 

Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes values the right of every visitor to experience our Park’s natural beauty. To provide an opportunity to visitors who need hiking assistance to explore designated trails in the Park, Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes offers the use of the track chair. This personal mobility device allows access to gorgeous park features, including views of Lake Michigan, pastoral historic farmlands, forest trails, and meadows.

The track chair program began in May, 2019 and is meant to be used by park visitors who need hiking assistance to experience a rustic hiking trail. Because of limited availability, it may only be reserved by those who find it difficult to experience the designated trail without assistance.At this time, the Track Chair is only available for use on the Bay View Trail. Click the link to see the Bay View Trail Map in pdf format. Access to this trail on the Track Chair is from the Kelderhouse Farm on Port Oneida Road about 3 miles north of Glen Arbor.

HOW TO RESERVE THE TRACK CHAIR: A reservation must be made at least 3 days in advance of your visit. Look at our RESERVATION CALENDAR to see what days are available. After you fill out the online reservation form, our Track Chair Coordinator will contact you to make arrangements.

images from FriendsOfTheDunes FB & sbdnl FB

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