Accessible experiences at the falls

Accessible experiences at the falls

Nature provides one of the most beautiful spectacles when waterfalls are generated. It is easy to feel inspired, peaceful and fascinated after contemplating one of these majestic waterfalls.

In this week’s post we want you to get to know with us some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the United States. We will provide you with the accessibility information of each one of them, so you can add them to your list of next places to visit.

NIAGARA FALLS (NEW YORK)

The beautiful Niagara Falls have their origin in the gladiation period that culminated 12000 years ago. Every second, 3160 tons of water flow over them. They are so powerful that they can generate more than 4 million kilowatts of electricity and, undoubtedly, they form an unparalleled landscape in northeastern North America.  

You should know that Niagara Falls State Park is accessible to people with reduced mobility. Most of the trails are wheelchair accessible.

If you feel like discovering the history of the place and touring its points of interest comfortably, you can take a tour on the tourist bus, as it is equipped with an elevator and meets accessibility standards.

You also have the option of taking a ride on the Maid of the Mist, an electric boat that will bring you closer to the falls and make you live an unforgettable experience. The fleet is accessible.

To complete the experience, in Travegali you will find accessible accommodations that will allow you to capture the best views from your room, such as the Embassy Suites Hotel Niagara Falls.  

MULTNOMAH FALLS (OREGON)

The famous Multnomah Falls are located in Oregon and attract more than 2 million visitors each year. Due to the influx of all types of tourists, the site is equipped with viewing platforms accessible to wheelchair users.

The recreation site also has a visitor center, restaurant, bar and gift store, so many people enjoy a full day at this natural area. Although this is an old video, the US Forest Service recorded what the experience of visiting Multnomah is like for people with disabilities.

MCWAY FALLS (CALIFORNIA)

Located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, McWay Falls seems unreal. The water from the waterfall lands beautifully in a pristine cove on the California coast.

As the California State Parks website specifies, this park may have few adapted activities available. However, the Waterfall Overlook Trail, which provides the best views, is accessible to people with limited mobility.

YOSEMITE FALLS (CALIFORNIA)

Yosemite National Park, known for its giant sequoias, is also home to many waterfalls. For example, Yosemite, Nevada, Vernal, and Horsetail Falls have at least one trail accessible to wheelchair users.

Especially, Horsetail Falls, whose waters look like flames when illuminated by the setting sun, catch our attention. The area has accessible parking, a viewing area and picnic tables.

Tell us, which waterfalls have you visited or would like to visit?

Sources: Niagara Falls Park, Discover Niagara Shuttle, Maid of the Mist, US Forest Service, California State Parks, National Park Service

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