There is more than one way to celebrate your father this father’s day. The following are some handicap-accessible, wheelchair-friendly ideas to try around North Carolina.
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#1 – Take Dad Somewhere Fun to Eat.
There are TONS of great, handicap accessible restaurants right here in the Triangle. Whether you’re in the mood for Mediterranean food or American – Southern comfort food or dessert, this list has you covered!
#2 – Hit the Trails.
Just because you’re wheelchair bound doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the outdoors just like everyone else. North Carolina is filled with beautiful nature trails, walkways, paths, and more.
Find an easy, short wheelchair accessible trail or challenge yourself with a longer trail. No matter what sort of challenge you're up for, this site gives you plenty of information on wheelchair accessible trail descriptions, maps, photos and reviews.
#3 – Hit the Slopes.
Did you know that North Carolina offers adaptive ski clinics and programs for people with physical disabilities?
#4 – Go Horseback Riding.
Get on a horse and enjoy the outdoors! The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) promotes therapies for individuals with special needs. Simply visit www.pathintl.org to find the nearest horseback riding center to where you live.
#5 – Take Dad Hunting/Fishing.
North Carolina is known for its outdoors! This Father’s Day, take Dad hunting or fishing. N.C. Accessible Outdoors offers great opportunities for people with disabilities, includes assisting access to favorable game and fish areas and allowing the use of equipment designed for specific disabilities. Find out more by visiting www.ncwildlife.org.