Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrates New Barrier Free Travel Options

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Photo by Yellowstone National Park via Flickr. 

For 25 years, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has improved the way many Americans with disabilities travel. Now more than ever, many companies in the hospitality industry are accommodating disabled travelers with wheelchair-friendly room access, transportation with lifts, roll-in showers and more. 

Among these progressive travel options is Brook Farm Inn, which was recently upgraded to include two fully-accessible luxury suites in its quintessentially New England hotel.  

Safari West, an alternative wildlife experience in Northern California, also features wheelchair-accessible cabins and wheelchair lift buses so all guests can enjoy safari tours. Also out west, Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, Colorado offers guests wheelchair-friendly yurts equipped with a kitchenette and nearby wheelchair-accessible showers. Near the Grand Canyon Skywalk is Hualapai Ranch, which features a secluded, barrier-free cabin that sleeps up to three.

On the lake, John Dillon Park in upstate New York features a variety of wheelchair-friendly activities, including trails, fishing docks and a barrier-free pontoon boat. Lake Namakagon’s wheelchair-accessible rental cabin includes a roll-in shower, an ice fishing cabin and many more activities so all guests can enjoy Northern Wisconsin year round. National icon Lake Yellowstone Hotel also recently underwent a massive renovation, upgrading its elevators and rooms to accommodate disabled travelers. 

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