BEAUFORT, Carteret County — If you’re having trouble this summer finding an activity for the entire family — including grandparents and small children — then a new tour that just opened up in our area might be your answer.
It’s called “Beaufort Cart Tours” and it focuses on giving tours to those with limited mobility.
“Now, finally someone has done a tour people like me with limited mobility,” said Marlene Anderson. “I have a cane and this is the only tour I can do without feeling like I’m hindering anybody else.”
Anderson says this tour gives her something to do when people come in town to visit her.
Rich Huffman created Beaufort Cart Tours as an activity for people with low mobility. The company was founded in May of this year.
“Beaufort is turning into an older community,” said Huffman. “People are less mobile, they have less agility. So we were looking for a way to give families, small family groups, a way to tour together.”
He says it’s the best activity for family members of all ages to do together.
“There’s a tour market that wasn’t being addressed in people with mobility issues,” said Huffman. “We found a good purpose. Certainly as I get older and my knees don’t work as well it fits in with the ongoing philosophy of being an older aging community.”
The golf carts fit five people and the tours can be modified to focus on the rider’s direct interests.