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Experiencing the autumn colours of the trees of New England in America really is one of the great natural wonders of the modern world and deserves its place on many people’s bucket lists. At Can Be Done we’ve searched out the most mobility-friendly locations from which to experience this beautiful annual scene for those looking to make it a memorable part of their planned disabled access holidays.

Here are my recommendations for the top five best accessible destinations in New England.

  1. Lake George

Nowhere is the contrast between steel-blue water, azure autumn skies and the burnt reds, orange and yellows of the New England foliage as striking as at Lake George. Thankfully there is a great range of accessible hotels around the shores of the lake which my team and I can book for you, making this a memorable stop on any disabled access holidays to the American east coast.

  1. Adirondack

Probably one of the most famous areas to watch the changing colours of the ‘fall’, the mountainous region of Adirondack provides the perfect backdrop for all those stunning colours. At Can Be Done we can organise a range of activities and tours for those with disabilities or mobility issues that will allow you to get the very most out of your holiday experience.

  1. Finger Lakes

This series of 11 lakes, stretching across New York state, is a beautiful sight at any time of year but even more so during the autumnal months. There are a number of great tour options for those with disabilities, from taking in the stunning views from the water on an accessible boat tour to exploring the region yourself in an adapted rental car.

  1. Rochester

So many visitors come to the sleepy city of Rochester during the ‘fall’ that the locals have their own affectionate name for them: ‘leaf peepers’. The city welcomes its annual visitors with a range of festivals and activities timed to coincide with the end-of-summer spectacle. A very accessible city, there are a number of hotels and activities that we recommend to our clients in this welcoming city.

  1. Niagara Falls

The Falls themselves are another bucket list favourite so you can strike two from the list in one visit if you come here during the autumn when the foliage is changing. Again this is a great time of festivals and fun at Niagara and the locals work hard to ensure that almost all of it is fully accessible for visitors with a range of mobility issues.


At Can Be Done we do our best to create memorable disabled access holidays for our clients no matter what their disability needs may be. New England during the autumn is no exception. Let us book you a trip which will take in all these beautiful sights, so that all you need to concern yourself with is remembering to pack your camera.