Author: Anita Kelley, Enable Savings Plan Alabama Director, Alabama State Treasury
With the first day of summer right around the corner (June 21), thoughts of hiking, picnicking, kite flying and fishing have been consuming my mind—I love spending time outdoors, especially in a state like Alabama that has so many outdoor attractions. However, I realize that I can take these fun activities for granted.
For many people with disabilities, exploring the outdoors can be challenging, impossible even. Thankfully, a website called ‘Rails-to-Trails’ lists the wheelchair accessible trails by state. I was thrilled to stumble upon this resource—it is wonderful to see strides being made to increase access for individuals with disabilities.
Whether you’re looking for a quick loop or longer ride, you can browse the top-rated wheelchair accessible trails here in Alabama. Check them out here. You can even leave a review after your hike.
Just a few include:
- Aldridge Creek Greenway in Huntsville
- Homewood Shades Creek Greenway in Birmingham
- Horse Creek Trail in Dora
I hope you add one of these trails to your summer bucket list. If you do, be sure to post a picture on Facebook and tag us using @EnableSavingsPlanAlabama. Happy hiking.