Accessible Travel

Accessibility travel in West Michigan is a testament to inclusivity and exploration for all. From wheelchair-friendly boardwalks at Sleeping Bear Dunes to adaptive equipment rentals at accessible beaches like Holland State Park, the region caters to travelers with diverse needs. You can experience a thrilling off-season luge experience in Muskegon, or visit museums and cultural sites that offer braille exhibits, assisted hearing devices, and other accessible experiences. And with many lodging options and transportation services to choose from, you can rest assured that it will help provide convenient and comfortable travel. 

Activities like accessible ghost tours, visits to beautiful gardens, parks, and markets, and ADA-compliant Little Sable Point Lighthouse are all part of West Michigan’s commitment to making its natural beauty and cultural attractions accessible to everyone.

There are even 360 virtual accessibility tours that anyone can access from the convenience of their home. These virtual tours will help you plan according to your specific needs and are currently offered for these cities - Charlevoix, Greater Lansing, Marquette, Kalamazoo, and the beautiful Indian River area in Northern Michigan. The Greater Lansing area in particular has numerous offerings for those requiring special accommodations, and they also promote a variety of activities labeled Sensory Friendly Learning For Kids.

Michigan State Parks is continuously working to advance its accessibility areas within our gorgeous parks and recently opened a fully accessible kayak ramp and fishing pier at Interlochen State Park. Several parks feature track wheelchairs for beach access and ‘mobi mats’ for traditional chair access. If you are in the UP be sure and check out a very popular tourist spot, the Lower Tahquamenon Falls, with its accessible bridge viewing area. 

And best of all, traveling through West Michigan is now even easier, thanks to a Kellogg Foundation grant, which helped make all our rest areas fully accessible. In addition, Michigan Welcome Centers are also barrier-free, part of our commitment to fostering a welcoming environment for all travelers.