About Gwendolyn Craig

Gwen covers environmental policy in the Adirondacks. Contact her at (518) 524-2902 or [email protected] You can also follow her on Twitter, @gwendolynnn1.

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  1. Boreas says

    Personally, I would like to see more trails/destinations set up for the disabled ONLY – likely accessible via locked gates like are currently used in some areas by reservation. I can only assume some people would want solitude – not just access to crowded, popular sites. This IS being done, but I believe we need many more sites. I also would like to see solitude access afforded to vets with PTSD or mobility issues. Waterfront or mountain-view sites tend to be very calming and healing.

  2. Mary says

    I don’t see too many of disabled spots being used. Many disabled don’t want to camp, maybe because of bathrooms. It is nice they are available. Maybe someone can get some feedback from people that use them … or (harder) ones that don’t

    Disabilities might not be walking problems. I have hurt one arm and now i notice new things.. i appreciate the push door openers now. But i recognize that disability means wheelchair or walker, not much else.
    That is ok but i wish they would just say limited motion disability or something like that

    • MrMMG says

      I think the efforts that are being made for accessibility are laudable. One of the major barriers that remains is the lack of electricity at DEC campgrounds even at sites that are otherwise accessible. There are many people who, for example use CPAP machines and other devices who need electricity on a nightly basis, but who could otherwise enjoy a week at a campground.

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