Track Chair

First-of-its-kind Accessibility Program at a National Park

Our 2021 season is now complete, thank You to all who participated this summer.
Stay tuned to our website and sign-up for our newsletter to learn about next’s year’s program. 

Our first season with the Track Chair in 2019 was a great success, we saw over 70 visitors able to use the track chair. Thank you, volunteers, for all your help, without you, this program would not have been possible! We are wrapping up the 2021 season and was happy to help even more visitors hike the trails offering two Trach Chairs this year. 

We are always seeking volunteers that would be interested in becoming part of this exciting and very rewarding program. Apply to be a volunteer today! 



 

 

Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes values the right of every visitor to experience our Park’s natural beauty. To provide an opportunity to visitors who need hiking assistance to explore designated trails in the Park, Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes offers the use of the track chair. This personal mobility device is a track wheelchair that enables access to gorgeous park features, including views of Lake Michigan, pastoral historic farmlands, forest trails, and meadows without harming the trail or adjacent land.

 

Track Chair Program in the News! Watch Below!

The track chair program is meant to be used by park visitors who need hiking assistance to experience a rustic hiking trail. Because of limited availability, it may only be reserved by those who find it difficult to experience the designated trail without assistance.

At this time, the Track Chair is only available for use on the Bay View Trail. Click the link to see the Bay View Trail Map in pdf format. Access to this trail on the Track Chair is from the Kelderhouse Farm on Port Oneida Road about 3 miles north of Glen Arbor.

If you would like to know more about the 2021 track chair season, please contact the Track Chair Coordinator by e-mail at trackchair@friendsofsleepingbear.org.

 

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