What are you doing on Saturday (Sept. 29)? While the weather is still great in many parts of the country, put the kids in the car, pack a picnic lunch and head out to your nearest national park (or even one that’s not so near) for some hiking, fishing, biking, picnicking or all of the above.
Saturday is National Public Lands Day, which means that all 397 national parks will offer free entrance in an effort to encourage you and me to get off the couch and get outside. Ordinarily, about one-third of our national parks charge anywhere from $3 to $25, so for some this is a great way to save money while enjoying the trees, streams and even the woodland creatures.
Not exactly sure how to spend a day outside? Take a look at my two posts from April focused on what to do during National Park Week:
You’ll find lots of great ideas in the above posts, like horseback riding, kayaking, picking wildflowers, and becoming a Junior Ranger, which you know is one of my favorite things to do in a national park.
What are you planning to do this weekend in the great outdoors? Let me know in the comments section below.
Photo Credit: Al_HikesAZ