February 04, 2016
There’s nothing like your first time in a national park and we think everyone should have that experience. So as a part of our longtime social mission to provide opportunities for adults with disabilities, we’re giving a grant to the National Park Foundation to get 1,000 adults with disabilities into national parks in 2016. How do they do it? Via the Canoemobile. What exactly is the Canoemobile? Well it’s just what it sounds like – it’s a van that pulls a fleet of 24-foot Voyager canoes across the country. In celebration of the National Park System’s centennial, the Canoemobile, operated by Wilderness Inquiry, will connect folks to the national parks by getting them into canoes and out onto America’s great rivers and lakes. Purple Mountains Majesty for all! The tour kicks off on March 1, 2016 and runs through November 2016. The Canoemobile will be making stops across the country all summer, so keep an eye out for them. We’ve already got a handful of stops scheduled – places like Big Thicket National Park, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Golden Gate National Recreational Area– but we'll be adding many more stops as we get rolling. Stay tuned for updates on the Canoemobile’s whereabouts and tour schedule!