Accessible New York State
From the city to the mountains, exciting and accessible adventures await.
Many of New York State’s world-class attractions offer accessible experiences for travelers with varying needs. From wheelchair-accessible pathways above the Adirondack forest treetops at the Wild Center and Wild Walk to a first-in-the-USA Autism Nature Trail at Letchworth State Park, New York offers welcoming destinations for all visitors. Other can’t-miss attractions include an accessible amusement park ride at LEGOLAND New York, an American Sign Language or audio-described Broadway performance and a thrilling adaptive skiing experience at mountains across the state.
A Local’s Guide to Accessible New York City
From Midtown Manhattan to the Bronx, explore “The City That Never Sleeps” with the help of this guide to New York City’s accessible attractions. In addition to suggestions for where to stay during your visit, it features a day-by-day itinerary filled with tips for navigating the city’s top attractions like a local.
Experiences for Visitors Who Have Autism or Developmental Disabilities
New York State boasts several attractions that include accessibility features designed specifically for travelers with autism and those with developmental disabilities. Dutchess County, for example, is the first autism supportive county in New York State and is home to multiple sensory-friendly attractions. Meanwhile, New York City’s museums are filled with multisensory workshops, and you can even catch an autism-friendly Broadway performance.
Experiences for Visitors Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision
Adaptive ski and snowboard lessons on Gore Mountain, audio-described virtual tours of the Museum of Modern Art, multisensory learning opportunities in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (the first garden in the USA designed for visitors with low vision): All of these attractions and many more are waiting in New York State.
Experiences for Visitors Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Deaf and hard-of-hearing travelers can visit New York State attractions designed with their unique needs in mind. In Central New York, Rochester is home to the Dyer Arts Center, a stunning art gallery featuring works from deaf and hard-of-hearing artists. Hit the slopes with ski instructors trained to coach deaf and hard-of-hearing adventurers or enjoy ASL tours at some of the world’s finest museums in New York City.
A Guide to Wheelchair-Accessible New York
Explore New York like never before at its many wheelchair-accessible attractions. Rent a wheelchair specifically designed to seamlessly maneuver across the sand at Jones Beach State Park on Long Island, take in the scenic beauty of High Falls Gorge in Lake Placid and more.
Accessible New York City
As you might expect, New York City boasts thousands of accessible venues, from restaurants to world-famous attractions and everywhere in between. The Accessible NYC guide is your key to unlocking the city’s best accessible culture and entertainment.
Wheelchair-Accessible New York State Trip Ideas
Looking to pack a few days full of accessible fun and adventure? Peruse curated wheelchair-friendly itineraries from all across New York State in regions like the Hudson Valley, Finger Lakes, Adirondacks, Niagara Falls and, of course, New York City.
Inclusive Wellness Programs
The Canalway Challenge is a fitness experience that allows you to choose and virtually log how far you’ll travel along the 580-kilometer Erie Canalway Trail. Start your 1st Mile Challenge using accessible options like adaptive cycling and paddling equipment.