Michael CollinsQ. My wife and I enjoy visiting a variety of parks, but last year we had a frustrating experience at a rustic park lodge. I use an electric scooter, so when making reserva­tions for lodging I always ask questions about accessibility. We knew that this par­ticular facility had been built early in the last century, but we really wanted to stay there.

There was limited accessibility in the main lodge, a log structure. Access was only provided to reach the restaurant and a rest­room adjacent to it. There were no acces­sible guest rooms in the lodge. Our reserved room was located in a nearby cabin that was reached via a boardwalk that also led into the park. A leisurely “stroll” around the park was impossible, as there were stairs on the route. When asked why the entire facil­ity was not accessible, the manager said that it was a historic property, so they didn’t have to make such improvements.

Something similar happened a couple of months later at a history museum located in a former county courthouse. It was not possible to enter with my scooter — every entrance had steps. The volunteer at the information desk said the museum was exempt from