Starting this Saturday, April 19th and running through April 27th, celebrate National Park Week by visiting with your family. You’ll find special events in parks nationwide, with FREE admission this weekend. My family has enjoyed both the historical and natural parks in our area, and we especially enjoy spotting wildlife, walking in nature, and learning about our nation’s history. Check out our trips to Theodore Roosevelt Island and the DC Memorials.
I can’t say enough good things about the Junior Ranger Program. Most parks offer a program of some sort (check the website before your visit), or take part in special family-friendly activities on April 27th, National Junior Ranger Day. For my kids, it makes a huge difference to have an activity book, scavenger hunt, or other focus during our visit. They love chatting with the park rangers and having their questions answered.
What is your family into?
- hiking/walking, either ranger-led or self-guided
- wildflowers and gardens
- learning about history
- celebrating Earth Day by volunteering to help
- learning about other cultures
Choose from 401 national parks across America, and get your family out for a FREE or low-cost outing. Learn more at the National Park Service and The National Park Foundation. Happy National Park Week!