Take a Hike! Enjoying Hiking After Vision Loss

08/22/2014

Closeup of three people's legs on a nature trail -- all are wearing hiking boots

Take a Hike!

It's a great time of year to get outdoors and get moving, so AFB is talking about hiking as a recreational activity for people who are blind or visually impaired.

VisionAware's Ashley Nemeth shares her love of hiking and offers helpful tips on hiking with a cane and with a guide dog.

FamilyConnect blogger Emily Coleman shares a parent's perspective on hiking with her son who is blind, and the things they learned on the trail.

Then, get inspired by Randy Pierce and his guide dog Quinn, who are on a mission to climb all 48 4,000-foot peaks in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Read more about the 2020 Vision Quest project and follow Randy's personal journey from a wheelchair to walking to conquering mountains.

If you are looking for hiking paths in your area, consult our Directory of Services for a comprehensive list of agencies that offer recreational activities for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Strap on your hiking boots and we'll see you on the trail!