With the weather still warm, early fall is a great time of year to enjoy activities outdoors and in. Here are some ideas to add to your list of suggestions for accessible fun this season.
Connecticut Tourism has compiled a list of accessible attractions, including museums, theaters and aquariums. Even a first-run cinema that hires people with disabilities and holds special sensory screenings. Link to the listings: https://www.ctvisit.com/articles/accessible-connecticut
Getting outdoors is more accessible than ever and the fall is the perfect time to also get in some leaf peeping. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has compiled a list of wheelchair accessible trails. Some may surprise you. For instance, the CTfastrak multi-use trail is a pedestrian, bike and wheelchair friendly concrete path along the CTfastrak route.
For a day at the shore, try the Niantic Bay boardwalk, a concrete path adjacent to parking that runs along the beach. To really get traveling, the Farmington River trail runs along rapids, fishing spots and peaceful woods for 16.5 miles.
As the season of country fairs continues, check listings for accessibility. Many have handicap parking but may pose other barriers.