The World Traveler Sign Post is a super quirky, touristy, and fun to use as a photo op.
Check it out!
A very small area in front of this sign is open so you can walk right up to it and pose. A bit trickier using a wheelchair, as there is a steep incline and the ground is very uneven. It can be done, however. It is not hard to find with a GPS, and once you are there you can’t miss it. It is surrounded by an eye-catching yard full of kitschy lawn ornaments and statues.
Each of these destinations is actually nearby in Maine as well.
The town of Paris adopted its name in 1793, as a way of showing their appreciation for the French assistance during the American Revolution.
The town of Denmark took its name in 1807 as Copenhagen was being attacked by the British Royal Navy. Yes, the same navy that had attacked Portland in 1775. It was their way of showing their support.
It can be done, but will require some careful positioning. Since you won’t be right up next to the sign, actual selfies will be tricky. Easier if you have a travel buddy who can take the shot for you safely from a small distance away. Since it may take more time for you to transfer to your wheelchair from your car, consider using a small pull-out area on the opposite side of the road, then crossing when traffic allows.