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Accessible Recreation Opportunities
We have a strong focus on making Michigan's Natural Resources available for people of all ability to enjoy. You will find a wide variety of accessible recreation opportunities at our state parks, campgrounds, boating access sites, state game areas, trails and more.
More ways to explore accessible recreation
You can find additional accessible recreation opportunities by using Recreation Search. Here you will find more detailed information about accessible features available by clicking on the "Accessible" button on the home screen, then clicking on "Filters" at the top of the next screen. From here you can choose from many different activities and facilities with accessible options. Please note, choosing more than one option will search for only those locations that have ALL the options, not locations that have either/or.
ADA adaptive equipment at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
With support through a matching grant from the Portage Health Foundation, Friends of the Porkies raised funds to purchase three ADA adaptive sit ski setups. Child, teen and adult-sized adaptive sit skis are available to borrow from the Porkies Ski Chalet. They are fully adjustable and can be towed by a partner skier or used independently on the park's cross-country and lantern-lit trails. Please call ahead for details, equipment availability or assistance 906-885-5270.
Thanks to Friends of the Porkies, newly installed viewfinders will help people with colorblindness see the entire color spectrum at Lake of the Clouds. There are five colorblind viewfinders in total. Two at Lake of the Clouds, one standard and one ADA. One standard viewer at Summit Peak and two at the Presque Isle River at Nawadaha Waterfall: one standard and one ADA. Free to use.
Video: 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
About the Accessibility Advisory Council
The Accessibility Advisory Council consists of private citizens, appointed by the DNR director, who demonstrate a clear interest in improving accessibility to Michigan’s natural resources. The council provides guidance to help the Department of Natural Resources develop, manage and plan opportunities for those of all abilities to enjoy Michigan’s natural resources.