On August 25, the National Park Service turns 99 years old.
And everyone is getting a present: free admission!
But the excitement doesn’t stop there.
In celebration of being one year away from the big 100, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation created 99 Ways to Find Your Park.
This list helps people everywhere discover all that a park can be and the variety of experiences that can be had in a park, highlighting the essence of the Find Your Park movement launched earlier this year.
Showing off the breadth and depth of the National Park System, the list of 99 ideas for enjoying your national parks includes a wide range of activities, including:
· Be an urban hiker
· Walk through a doorway of a historic house
· Find inspiration in the story of a Civil Rights leader
· Relax on the banks of a scenic river
· Stand on a mountaintop
· Explore a cave
· Celebrate Native American heritage
· Learn about endangered species
· Follow the footsteps of a woman who made history
· Immerse yourself in a living history program
· Join a trail clean-up
· See the starry, starry night
· Take a sunrise selfie
Take a look at the 99 ideas and be a part of the birthday fun! Check off what you’ve already done, share your experiences with friends and family using #FindYourPark and #EncuentraTuParque on social media, and try something new!
And, for some inspiration on how you can mark a few of the items off the list, you can watch this entertaining video from our friends at Cape Krusenstern National Monument in Alaska.