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:
*April 6th, 2013 - Skywalk Trail 1:00pm-3:00pm
*May 18th, 2013 - Orientaion (Learn First Aid and all about our upcoming events this season!)
*June 1st, 2013 - National Trail Day at Hartley Nature Center
*June 22nd, 2013 - Water Trail/Pontoon Fishing Trip
*June 29th,2013 - Western Waterfront Trail
*July 13th, 2013 - Lakewalk Trail Tour West in Canal Park
*July 25th, 2013 - Lakewalk Trail Tour East 9am-12pm (Meet at the gazebo in the Rose Garden at Leif Erickson Park)
*July 29th, 2013 - Harbor Boat Tour - View the Tall Ships! 8:30am - 10:30am. Call to register!!
*August 3rd, 2013 - Mesabi Trail Tour (Mt. Iron to Virginia) 11am-4:30
*August 17th, 2013 - Gitchi Gami Trail Ride (Gooseberry Falls Tour) 11am-3:30
*September 7th & 8th - Great American Camp-out (Indian Point, Duluth)
*September 21st & 22nd - Boundary Water Voyager Trip
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Click HERE to see us on Northland's News Center during our Gooseberry Trail Ride!
Our recent grants from the Miller Dwan Foundation and the National Park Service 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