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A bird's eye view of a river running through a fall forest with an accessible pathway leading up to the water

Accessibility

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

Recreation Search

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 ski 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.

Viewfinders will help people with colorblindness

Thanks to Friends of the Ludington State Park a SeeCoast EnChroma enabled viewer was installed on the Skyline Trail at Ludington State Park. Free of charge for everyone

Thanks to Friends of the Porkies, viewfinders with EnChroma lenses 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

View the ADA 30th anniversary video featuring accessible recreation in Michigan »

Get Involved

Donate: help fund additional track chairs in state parks »

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.

Accessibility Advisory Council