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Accessible Travel

Maine is known for its natural beauty, rich history and vibrant culture, and we want everyone to have the opportunity to explore and enjoy all that Maine has to offer. Accessibility and inclusivity are important to us, and we are committed to ensuring a wonderful experience for everyone who visits. As the state continually works to improve accessibility in our parks, trails, and attractions, please use this page as a guide to the resources you need to plan a visit. Whether you are visiting for the first time or returning to explore more of what Maine has to offer, we look forward to welcoming you and ensuring that you have a memorable and enjoyable experience.




Camps for Children and Adults with Disabilities: Please Note: This list is not all inclusive as many summer camps in Maine also serve children with special needs.

  • Adaptive Outdoor Education Center (AOEC) in Carrabassett offers persons with disabilities opportunities to experience adaptive outdoor recreation and education opportunities with adaptive equipment and support. Activities include skiing, snowshoeing, climbing, hiking, fishing, biking, sailing, arts and crafts and more.
  • Camp No Limits, through the CNL Foundation, is a camp for children with limb loss and other differences in Maine and several other states.
  • Camp CaPella is a summer camp located on Phillips Lake in Dedham offering camp programs for children and adults with disabilities and their families designed to foster personal growth and exploration. Activities include swimming, hiking, boating, camp crafts and nature study.
  • Camp STRIVE is a summer day camp in the South Portland area for ages 11–24 with developmental disabilities. The focus is on making friends, playing games and learning valuable skills in a safe, inclusive environment. The camp includes sports and games, cooking, arts and crafts and field trips.
  • Camp Summit is the Autism Society of Maine’s summer day camp for children ages 5–15 with ASD. Camp is held in Farmington during July and August for two separate two-week sessions. Attendees focus on the development of communication skills and peer relationships in a social setting.
  • Waban is a fully accessible summer camp located on Bauneg Beg Lake in Sanford. Available for rent by individuals, families, group homes, schools and organizations serving children and adults with disabilities and their families and caregivers. Activities include swimming, boating, basketball, music, arts and crafts, accessible nature trails and more.
  • Maine Special Olympics is an organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type events for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
  • Pine Tree Camp, located in the Belgrade Lakes region in Rome, hosts multiple organizations/populations of children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities experiencing freedom, independence and life-changing experiences through barrier-free access to the outdoors.

Sports & Recreation:

  • Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation – Located in Bethel, Maine Adaptive offers year-round education and training for individuals with disabilities in order to develop skills, enhance independence, and provide enjoyment through active recreation.
  • Central Maine Adaptive Sports – Offering year-round sports equipment, education and programming, located in Lewiston-Auburn.
  • Portland Wheelers – Provides experiences for people unable to ride a bike by themselves and encourages people to go outdoors for therapeutic recreation, socialization and adventure.
  • Adaptive Outdoor Education Center – Located in Brunswick, Carrabassett Valley and Dedham.

Specific Disability Support Organizations:


Wheelchair Repairs:


Beach Accessibility: Everyone deserves to experience a beach day in Maine and we have a list of some of the best accessible beaches for all to enjoy. These areas were all rated three stars (good accessibility) by the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. The experienced staff at the Bureau encourages visitors to contact them to discuss individual needs and abilities.

Parks and Lands:



Maine Art Museum Trail (Statewide) – Most museums are wheelchair accessible. Please check individual museum websites for details. Maine Center for Contemporary Art (Rockland) Maine Maritime Museum (Bath)


L.L. Bean Maine Flagship Retail Store (Freeport) Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory (Prospect) The Langlais Sculpture Preserve (Cushing) A one-mile ADA accessible trail is open to the public from dawn to dusk to view outdoor art, enjoy birding and nature in a wooded setting. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (Boothbay)


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