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5 Wheelchair-Friendly Activities To Try This Autumn

It’s that time of the year again. The heat of summer has faded and the leaves are changing from green to orange. While it can be tempting to hunker down indoors once the weather starts getting cooler, there are plenty of exciting activities to keep you busy during the fall months.

If you’re looking for wheelchair accessible things to do this autumn, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll highlight some of the best activities to participate in this fall, from enjoying the beautiful colors of the changing leaves, to getting involved in your community by visiting a local festival or event. Ready to learn more? Let’s jump into the list!

Wheelchair Accessible Autumn Activities


  1. Wheelchair Accessible Activities for Autumn
    1. Go on a Scenic Drive
    2. Check Out Local Festivals and Events
    3. Explore the Outdoors
    4. Get Lost in a Corn Maze
    5. Do Some Fall Baking
  2. Rent or Purchase a Mobility Device
  3. Summary

Wheelchair Accessible Activities to Participate in This Autumn

1. Go for a Scenic Drive

Wheelchair Accessible Autumn - Scenic Drive

Depending on where you live, you may be treated to some amazing fall colors and scenery this time of the year. This is especially true for people who reside in New England and the Northeast, as this area is known for its iconic autumn landscapes. Similarly, residents of Tennessee and North Carolina can pay a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is on the border between the two states. Hop in the car and soak in the vibrant autumn colors! And if you haven’t already, consider investing in a portable wheelchair, rollator, or folding mobility scooter that can be easily folded or disassembled to fit in the trunk of your car.

2. Check Out a Local Festival or Event

The US has dozens of fantastic festivals and fairs that take place during the fall season. If you live around New York City or Connecticut, consider checking out the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, which runs until the middle of November and features more than 7,000 unique jack-o-lantern designs. If you’re based in Dallas, pay a visit to Autumn at the Arboretum, an annual event which is famous for its village constructed from over 75,000 pumpkins and squash. A quick online search can reveal a whole host of exciting fall events that you didn’t know were right on your doorstep!

3. Get Outdoors and Have a Bonfire

Wheelchair Accessible Autumn - Get Outdoors

While the weather may be a little colder in the fall, that doesn’t mean you can’t get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. If you’re feeling adventurous, research some local campsites and spend a weekend camping with friends. If tenting isn’t your thing, consider renting a cabin or camper van to relax in greater comfort. Once you’ve reached your destination, there’s no better way to keep warm than enjoying some delicious s’mores around a toasty bonfire. Depending on your location, you may also be able to go fishing or on a nature hike while you’re camping. Be sure to do some planning beforehand to ensure that everything you want to do is wheelchair accessible.

4. Get Lost in a Corn Maze

Visiting a corn maze is a uniquely autumn activity. These enormous labyrinths can be found across the US, with some of the biggest and best mazes being found in the Northeast and Midwest, where cornfields are abundant (go figure!). However, that doesn’t mean that people elsewhere in the country miss out on all the fun. In fact, the record for the world’s largest corn maze was set in Dixon, California at Cool Patch Pumpkins. So, wherever you’re located, there may be a corn maze nearby! Be sure to call ahead and ensure that the maze is wheelchair accessible, as some mazes have narrow or bumpy paths that can be difficult to traverse.

5. Do Some Fall Baking

Although it can be nice to get outside and breath in the fresh autumn air, sometimes there’s nothing better than staying cozy indoors with loved ones. If you’re into baking, try out some classic fall recipes like apple pie, pumpkin bread, pecan crumble, and cinnamon rolls. No matter what your skill level is in the kitchen, you can easily find recipes online that anyone can bake.

Rent or Purchase a Mobility Device

If you are elderly, disabled, or recovering from injury, a wheelchair or mobility scooter can be essential to making the most of the fall season. The right mobility device can help you stay active and engage with your local community. Powered equipment like electric wheelchairs and scooters can be especially beneficial for older members of the family who may lack the upper body strength to use a traditional manual wheelchair. If you need mobility assistance on a temporary basis this autumn, consider renting a wheelchair or scooter online. Scootaround serves over 2500 locations across the US and Canada and can deliver the device directly to your home.

Alternatively, if you need a permanent mobility solution, check out the list of equipment we have available for sale in our online store.


Don’t let the chillier weather keep you indoors this fall. Whatever your level of mobility, there are many things to keep you active and busy during the autumn season. Scenic drives, bonfires, or a trip to a pumpkin patch or corn mazes – this time of the year brings plenty of opportunity have fun with friends and family. Please remember, while all the activities listed in this blog post are wheelchair accessible, it’s always a good idea to contact specific venues and businesses to ensure they can accommodate your needs.

Need some mobility assistance to help you enjoy the activities mentioned above? Renting or purchasing a mobility device from Scootaround can make it easier for you to get out and fully embrace the world around you this autumn. We serve over 2500 locations across the US and Cananda. Book online or call 1-888-441-7575 – our team will be happy to help!

Images Used:

Typical fall foliage in red maple country - By DigbyDalton - Own Work, CC BY-SA 4.0

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