DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

These links were found through Internet search.  I would love to have some first-hand recommendations.  With your help, we can share our knowledge with disabled people everywhere and also increase awareness of the need for more accessibility. Please e-mail me with your suggestions using the form in the sidebar.
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  • Rock Creek Park  
    Rock Creek Park is 1,754-acre city park that serves as an escape where visitors can find “a peaceful refuge, recreation, fresh air, majestic trees, wild animals, and thousands of years of human history.”
    Accessibility   Maps  Hiking   Link to Brochures
    Phone 202-895-6000
    Wheelchair Accessibleeyelogo copyEdge of the Woods Trail  0.25 mile paved loop trail with interpretive signs, benches, and a rope guide for the visually impaired leads from the  Nature Center which is also wheelchair-accessible.  Here is a video posted on YouTube.

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Private

  • Cranesville Swamp Preserve   Nature Conservancy MD/DC     Nature Conservancy WV
    Trail Guide    Brochure    Phone WV 304-637-0160   Phone MD/DC 301-897-8570
    “This 2,000 acre preserve straddling Maryland and West Virginia features five trails, including a 1,500 foot boardwalk.”  I haven’t found any information as to whether you could get on the boardwalk in a wheelchair.
    ? “Although all trails are fewer than two miles and not difficult to walk, hiking boots are recommended as some trails may be muddy. “

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Miscellaneous

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