Local insights & hearing loss travel tips for a cold weather getaway.
Are you thinking about getting away this winter? Pack your bags to enjoy one of these captivating adventures for people with hearing loss:
- Flight of White Butterfly Exhibit in Cambridge, Ontario
- Hiking in the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
- Viewing snow sculptures in Breckenridge, Colorado
Find local insights and hearing loss travel tips below to make your journey even more enjoyable.
1. Cambridge, Ontario | Flight of White Exhibit
December and January mark the Flight of White exhibit at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory in Cambridge, ON, Canada. Enjoy a brilliant display of white poinsettia plants and sparkling lights and the enchanting spectacle of thousands of Rice Paper butterflies flying freely throughout the conservatory. Experience a self-guided exploration with captivating displays of facts about these mesmerizing creatures.
Local insight: Admission to the Flight of White exhibit is included with your entrance fee. Contact the conservatory before you arrive to ensure they are open on your scheduled travel dates.
Hearing loss travel tip: Nearby Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto features several programs and services for people with hearing loss, including assistive listening devices, interactive displays, and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation on the first Thursday of each month – no reservations required.
2. Gatlinburg, Tennessee | Hiking in the Smokies
Pinch pennies while making winter memories with a nature-inspired trip to Gatlinburg, TN. This affordable winter destination is situated near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a mecca for viewing winter wildlife, snow-capped mountains, and majestic frozen waterfalls.
Local insight: Before you set out on a hike, choose a trail that suits your level of hiking experience. With over 800 miles of trails in the Smokies, you’re sure to find one to enjoy.
Hearing loss travel tip: Bring along a Rocky Mountain guide book and map that offer historical perspective and notable sights to watch for on your adventure.
3. Breckenridge, Colorado | Snow Sculpture Viewing
Located about 80 miles west of Denver, Breckenridge, CO sits high above it all at 9,600 feet, making it the ideal setting for many winter outdoor activities. If you plan your trip at the end of January, you’ll see the magnificent snow sculpture artists compete in the
Local insight: Catch free transportation from the parking lot until 6 pm during each day of the event. Event organizers recommend wearing warm layers and high-traction shoes as Breckenridge is a snowy, alpine setting.
Hearing loss travel tip: When visiting Breckenridge, take the short drive to Denver and enjoy one of these many area activities that are well suited for people with hearing loss.
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