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Discover accessible adventures from the Oregon coast to the Cascades! Consistently recognized for disability awareness, our local communities strive to enhance access to the region's many natural wonders, public facilities and lodging.
Regional scenic byways showcase covered bridges, lakes and rivers, farmland and wine country. From wine tasting to the performing arts, there are many things to do!
We have scouted out some of the best accessible experiences and shared them below.
Getting around the Eugene - Springfield metro area is made easier by Lane Transit District's (LTD) excellent network of accessible routes and lift-equipped buses. The Hilyard Community Center (Amazon) in Eugene is a leader for inclusive activities through their Adaptive Recreation Services Department. From body building to cooking classes, they offer many enriching programs; as well as a variety of field trips including jaunts to the Oregon coast and adaptive skiing excursions in the mountains.
Lodging options provide various levels of accessible accommodations. Check out this list of properties for specific details.
The region is also a great venue for hosting accessible meetings and events. Special services, facilities and programs can help you plan for success.
Follow the paved and accessible Willamette River Trail along the beautiful river to a garden of over 4,000 roses and the country's oldest and largest Black Tartarian MORE >>
A challenge course designed to empower individuals to learn, grow, and explore solutions to daily life. Utilizing a variety of high and low elements in a beautiful MORE >>
The University of Oregon is a comprehensive research university providing students a top-quality education in the liberal arts, sciences and professions. The combination MORE >>
Introduce children to the exciting world of science through hands-on learning, creative problem solving and discovery in a stimulating and fun environment. In addition to MORE >>
Oregon's premiere indoor water park offers year-round fun. Surf the waves, enjoy the family play pools and kiddie pool, ride the waterslide, relax in the spa, swim laps MORE >>
At RiverPlay Discovery Village Playground children can scale a play replica of Skinner Butte, uncover fossils at an ancient history sand dig and cool off under a giant MORE >>
Overlooking the Dorena Reservoir, this easy paved 15.6 mile (25 km) trail is lovely for hiking, cycling or wheelchairs. It replaces the original tracks of the Oregon MORE >>
Over 100 miles (160 km) of paved paths and multi-use trails border the Willamette River and connect Eugene to Springfield's 29 miles (46 km) of dedicated bike routes. MORE >>
Get close to nature! Paved paths and wheelchair-friendly viewing platforms enhance park experiences so that you can venture right to the water's edge to fish, birdwatch along forest trials and even take a summertime gondola ride to the top of Willamette Pass Resort. For the adventurous, experienced professionals will assist all abilities with old growth tree climbing or river rafting!
Oregon Skyway is CLOSED for the 2014 summer season. Explore a winter wonderland or stay cozy in the lodge at Willamette Pass Ski Resort. During the winters you'll be MORE >>
View nature's power and beauty! The paved paths along the McKenzie River are laid out so that it feels as if you are the first one to discover the two magnificent falls MORE >>
Offers guided tree climbing in old-growth forests for adventure, personal growth and education. Go where few have gone before! Up into the tree canopy for the ultimate in MORE >>
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Roll along coastal paths, drive scenic roads and enjoy sensory bliss: breathtaking views; raw and wild beauty; fresh, fragrant breezes; and tasty, local dining. Historic Old Town Florence sets up a seasonal outdoor market that is easy to explore by wheelchair. Watch harbor seals congregate along the docks while enjoying clam chowder.
Towering trees looming through a coastal fog. Frothy surf crashing upon jagged shores. Majestic headlands offering clear views for miles. Located two miles (3.22 km) MORE >>
Part of the Siuslaw National Forest, the Oregon Dunes cover 40 miles along the coast, North America's largest coastal dunes. Recreational opportunities include quiet MORE >>