Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore improves accessibility for disabled visitors

Jul 9, 2019

 

A Sleeping Bear Dunes Facebook post about their beach wheelchairs for disabled visitors went viral on Monday.
Credit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Facebook page

The National Park Service is improving access for disabled visitors to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

The Parks Service recently added a ramp at the Platte River boat launch and an all-terrain wheelchair that goes on trails. They also have beach wheelchairs available.

Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Ranger Merrith Baughman says the parks should be available to everyone.

"Here’s some way that people who would otherwise have trouble getting on the beach can access beautiful parts of the park," she says.

Baughman says rangers plan to make more improvements so the park is easier to visit for people with mobility issues.