N.H. trails offer wilderness access to individuals with disabilities

06/22/2011 | Yahoo!

A new stretch of specially adapted backcountry trails in New Hampshire is aimed at offering individuals with disabilities unprecedented access to the wilderness. The trails are part of the Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center and include bridges, boardwalks and steep terrain that can be accessed by individuals who use wheelchairs or who have difficulty walking. "It allows me to be like everybody else, to experience nature like everybody else," said 22-year-old Chelsea Fernandes, who has cerebral palsy.

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