We are enjoying the great outdoors on natural trails in Duluth, Minnesota . You too - can hike the great north woods this summer with the Expanding Horizons Club. Come out to join us for FREE for the following events:
*July 12th, 2014 - Lakewalk Trail Tour West in Canal Park 9am-12pm (Meet at the Rose Garden Gazebo)
*July 31st, 2014 - Lakewalk Trail Tour East 9am-12pm (Meet at the gazebo in the Rose Garden at Leif Erickson Park)
*August 16th & 17th, 2014 - Great American Camp-out (Indian Point, Duluth) Saturday afternoon - Sunday morning
*NEW* August 23rd, 2014 - Duluth Retrievers Youth Expo
*September 20th, 2014 - Munger / Western Waterfront Trail (Indian Point, Duluth) 1pm-4pm
Meet at trailhead behind Munger Inn in West Duluth
*NEW* September 27th, 2014 - Lester River Rendezvous 1pm - 4pm. Meet at gazebo in Lester Park (by playground - look for our banner)
*NEW* October 4th, 2014 - Brighton Beach Fall Colors Hike
1pm - 4pm. Meet at Super One on 60th Ave E
*TBA Christmas party (November)
*TBA Skywalk Trail (January / February)
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Click HERE to see us our feature video by Visit Duluth!
Click HERE to see us on Northland's News Center during our Gooseberry Trail Ride!
Our recent grant from the City of Duluth Neighborhood Parks make these activities possible at no cost to people with disabilities and their mentors.
Our mission is to facilitate trail use through involvement of the 20%+ of the U.S. population that has a disability or health type of limitation. Since 1990 the ADA guaranteed equitable use of parks and trails, with final RULE making completed on the ADA Outdoor Guidelines.
Work is in two major areas -
In 2009 we obtained a Johnson Foundation grant to support moving from inside of buildings onto natural trails, for people with disabilities. Our goal is to support 'positive experiences' for as many people with disabilities as possible, using trail 'mentors' to provide assistance.
ACCESSIBLE TRAIL EVALUATION:
At the Nebraska conference in 2009, Randall Vogt described our trail evaluation efforts as - "
"JUST TELL US WHERE THE BUMPS ARE"
We have completed 10 'Accessible Trail Maps' of Duluth trails that are partially accessible experiences. We feel if one knows where the travel issues are, they can make intelligent travel decisions. Our goal is to support 'safe trail experiences' for people with disabilities.
Now that we have got your attention, try our-
1) TRAIL EVALUATION or
2) EXPANDING HORIZON projects.
You can become a trail user or evaluator with assistance from the Wheels On Trails Organization. We have members, both disabled and regular trail users, who support park and trail use by all Minnesotans.
PHONE: ARC 218 - 726 - 4725 or
800 - 317 - 6475