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New Access Guide Highlights Wheelchair-Accessible National Park Lodges

Candy Harrington’s newest access guide -- Barrier-Free Travel; National Park Lodges for Wheelers and Slow Walkers – offers helpful lodging information for disabled travelers.

Ripon, CA, January 29, 2020 --( If an accessible national park road trip is on your bucket list, then make sure and pick up a copy of Candy B. Harrington’s newest title, Barrier-Free Travel; National Park Lodges for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. Not only does this helpful resource include access details on 52 national park lodges in the mainland US, but it also offers essential access information on the other facilities and attractions in the featured parks.

Harrington’s newest release is chocked full of well-researched access information including:

· Insider Tips for visiting each national park
· Access details on national park trails and attractions
· Detailed access descriptions – including bed heights -- of lodge rooms
· Photos of the accessible rooms, including the bathrooms
· Accessible train, trolley, boat and bus tours in the national parks
· National Park lodging concessionaire information
· The best national park scenic drives and windshield views
· Fees, roadway information and seasonal closures in the national parks

Additionally, since different people have different access needs, Harrington goes well beyond just saying that a room is wheelchair-accessible. “Most travelers don’t understand access regulations – they only know what works for them,” says Harrington. “That’s why I included essential details such as bed heights and the location of the toilet grab bars in the book,” she adds.

Barrier-Free Travel; National Park Lodges for Wheelers and Slow Walkers also features information on off-the-beaten-path accessible finds. Says Harrington, “After numerous research trips to the parks, I decided to add a Don’t Miss This section to the book, because a lot of folks assume that only the top attractions are wheelchair-accessible. For example, many wheelchair-users never make it out of Yosemite Valley, while Tioga Road, Mariposa Grove and even Hetch Hetchy also offer some nice accessible trails and attractions. I like to give people a lot of options.”

This inclusive title is the most recent addition to Harrington’s national park series; and although it’s written for wheelchair-users and slow walkers, stroller moms will also appreciate the access information in this guide. It will help everyone plan the ultimate national park trip.

Known as the go-to expert on accessible travel, Candy Harrington has covered this niche exclusively for 24 years. She's the founding editor of Emerging Horizons and the author of a library of accessible travel titles, including the classic, Barrier-Free Travel: A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. She also blogs regularly about accessible travel issues at

Barrier-Free Travel; National Park Lodges for Wheelers and Slow Walkers ($16.95, ISBN: 978-0-9985103-6-1) is published by C&C Creative Concepts and is available at
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