DREAM Adaptive Recreation is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides
year-round adaptive outdoor recreation opportunities to individuals with
physical, cognitive, intellectual, and sensory disabilities. Program
offerings include adaptive ski and snowboard lessons, a Backcountry Powder
Camp, Military Veteran winter and summer programs, paddle boarding and
kayaking, water sports programs, and mountain biking.
DREAM was founded in 1985 when a group of Flathead residents came together
to make outdoor activities more accessible to people with disabilities. One
of the first projects chosen by the group was working with Glacier National
Park to create the wheelchair accessible, “Trail of the Cedars” hiking
trail. The nature trail winds through a hemlock forest to Avalanche Gorge
and has become the most visited trail in Glacier National Park – with more
than half of all visitors (over one million) enjoying the trail each year.
What started as a small non-profit organization helping a limited number of
adults and children with disabilities has evolved to providing over 1,000
recreational opportunities to more than 200 people annually.