It’s a time of celebration for me – National Park Week. National Park Week offers everyone the chance to experience any National Park of their choice fee-free. With fees for vehicles around $25 at some of the major parks, some visitors may find National Park fees too expensive, especially when you may have to travel a long distance to reach some of the more remote parks.
With 401 parks to choose from across the United States, there are an amazing amount of protected spaces that we should be exploring. With having just told the boy, while watching a documentary about drifting down the Yellowstone River, that I want to figure out a way to not work and just explore special places like that, I realize that we need to figure out a way to enjoy these protected places everyday. Not just on special occasions, not just once in a lifetime, but in each day.
National Park Week brings awareness to all of the unique parks across the States – including desert, wetlands, mountains, volcanoes, historic sites, rivers, frozen tundra, and ocean. If you wish to experience a different type of landscape, you can be sure that somewhere in the U.S. you will be able to find it in a National Park.
Where do you want to explore?
Here’s some of the places I’ve been….