International Paper John Dillon Park

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If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, then you know that I’m a BIG fan of accessible trails & outdoor experiences! ♿️🌳 In my quest to discover the best of what the Adirondacks of NY have to offer wheelchair users, I explored the incredible John Dillon Park. This park is in Long Lake, NY and welcomes all kinds of visitors, but especially those with disabilities. 😀

John Dillon Park has wheelchair accessible trails, including the 2.5-mile (5 miles round trip) Handsome Pond Trail. This trail is mostly graveled, but does have some boardwalk sections. The gravel was surprisingly very smooth & my Quickie Wheelchairs wheelchair handled it like a champ! I was able to roll on the trail with ease and absolutely LOVED being outdoors in the Adirondacks for a while!

In addition to accessible trails, John Dillon Park also has 9 lean-to’s, all of which are wheelchair accessible. I had no idea what a lean-to was until I saw them in person, but it’s basically a cabin without a fourth wall and no toilet or shower. It’s completely open to the outdoors, but you can camp in it if you want to. They have some lean-to’s with fold-down beds even, and all of them come with accessible picnic tables, fire pits, and you can have electricity to charge your wheelchair if needed. If you’re looking for the ultimate outdoors camping experience, this is it! And best of all, it’s completely free to stay here!

The park also offers boating trips on an accessible pontoon boat and has places to go fishing in Grampus Lake. It is a beautiful area & I love how accessible it is! Much of the accessibility is thanks to John Dillon Park’s Outreach Coordinator, Jason Thurston, and he is a wheelchair user himself. He showed me around and even cooked us lunch over a campfire at his lean-to. Jason was awesome and his enthusiasm for the Adirondacks definitely made me fall in love with this part of the country even more.






Park is open

9 Am - 6 Pm

7 Days a w

 For questions call (518)  524-6226 or email







International Paper-John Dillon Park
2150 Tupper Road
Long Lake, NY 12847







International Paper-John Dillon Park is a fully accessible ADA compliant wilderness campground and day use facility located within the Adirondack Park of Northern New York. We offer fully accessible trails, lean-tos and buildings along with an attentive staff to accommodate people of all ages and abilities. In the creation of this setting we have set the standard for accessible facilities by making the beauty and benefit of nature a reality for all.