The following blog is an excerpt from 19 Ways to Experience Your Parks in 2019 by the National Park Foundation.
National parks are filled with so many opportunities for you to get active, meet new people, learn about different stories, gain new skills, and more. So why not make 2019 the year you prioritize experiencing more of America’s greatest places as you simultaneously accomplish your new year’s goals? There are plenty of great tips on how to #FindYourPark/#EncuentraTuParque and even free Owner’s Guides to inspire your research but below, you’ll find 19 of the top ways to accomplish your 2019 resolutions in your national parks.
Start out by pulling out your planner (or opening up your calendar on your phone)! Before planning your trips for the year, be sure to note the National Park Service’s five fee-free days, when admission to all national parks will be free.
It should come as no surprise that many national parks offer plentiful hiking and cycling opportunities. Yet recreational opportunities in parks go far beyond day hikes and picnics! Many parks offer programs and recreational activities you might never have expected to try at a national park, and who knows? Maybe trying one new activity will help you discover your new favorite hobby.
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