They’re saying around here that “April is the new June” (as far as tourist influx). Which, no offense at all to any tourists, but is rather overwhelming. I am hoping it is just because it is National Parks week and people are taking full advantage. And it’s not too late to help celebrate either! April 16-24 is FREE admission to any of our more than 400 parks nationwide. It’s truly the perfect time to take advantage of these lands set aside for the enjoyment of the people.
Are you taking advantage this week??
We are also gearing up around here big time for the Centennial on August 25th. There are all sorts of events being planned, and we will be sharing posts on our Instagram especially as things ramp up this summer.
National Geographic Kids has some great books to help get kids (and families) excited about the Parks this year as we celebrate.
All four of them are packed full of fun facts, activities and ways to get kids thinking about the Parks. I think National Geographic Kids does an especially exceptional job with covering our national parks and truly feel as though these are ones that every kid should see. Personally, sometimes we get stuck in our little “Yellowstone bubble” and forget to explore (and teach our kids) about all the other Parks around the country. We’ll be working on that this summer especially.
Also, over the course of the summer, we will be sharing our best tips for seeing Yellowstone. However, you can start by checking out these posts:
- Beyond Old Faithful: Tips to Seeing Yellowstone
- My Love/Hate Relationship with Yellowstone
- Floating the Yellowstone River with Kids
- Yellowstone’s Updated Junior Ranger Program <– We will be revisiting this again this summer
- Boiling River <– one of our favorite quick hikes and soaks (but oh so much better in the winter…)
Win National Parks books to celebrate!
One of you will win a package of National Parks books to use this summer as you explore and travel, visiting some of the most beautiful lands in our country. Thanks to National Geographic Kids for this giveaway!
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