It's the perfect weather for spending time outdoors. When one person in the family has wheels or needs an easy trail, it means looking for places that are easy to maneuver with a wheelchair, stroller or other special means. Frank Smithwick, a Charlotte dad, researched local parks and found out that North Carolina has several. Here's the website: Find a Park and these are the accessible parks: Carolina Beach – Flytrap and Fitness Trails Dismal Swamp – Swamp Boardwalk Trail Goose Creek – Palmetto Boardwalk Trail Hanging Rock – Rock Garden Trail Lake Norman – Dragonfly Trail Merchants Millpond – Cypress Point Trail Mount Mitchell – Summit Trail New River – Dogwood Trail Pettigrew – Boardwalk Trail Raven Rock – Longleaf Loop Trail Please add any other suggestions in the comments.
These stories describe our journey with Ben, our oldest son. Ben is a sweet and energetic redhead, born with a rare genetic mutation. My husband, Ryan, and I try to keep up with Ben and his two younger brothers. I intend to shed insight into raising a child with disabilities and pass on the wisdom we’ve earned over the past two decades.