It is going to be a celebratory year for the U.S. National Parks Service as they hit the ‘hundred’ mark milestone. Parks nationwide will be marking the National Parks Centennial with special events, celebrations and new initiatives to kick-off their second century of engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.
Destinations Travel Magazine is inviting travelers worldwide to come celebrate this centennial year by exploring all the National Parks have to offer, like hiking, biking, climbing, camping, RV’ing, glamping, roadtripping, sightseeing, leaf-peeping, birdwatching, wildlife watching, canoeing, kayaking, and so much more!
You’ll find parks like majestic Arches National Park in Utah with its more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the famous Delicate Arch. Or Badlands in South Dakota, where you’ll discover a collection of buttes, pinnacles, spires, and grass prairies – and the world’s richest fossil beds from the Oligocene period. Or maybe Carlsbad Caverns-New Mexico with its 117 caves, ( the longest of which is over 120 miles long is more of what you are seeking! Maybe you never even knew about Channel Islands in California where five of the eight Channel Islands are protected, and half of the park’s area is underwater!
Whetting your palate for parks? Well,to make it easier for travelers to find fab parks where they can enjoy history, culture, nature, and make new discoveries via trails, museums, historic sites, and more, we’ve listed them HERE!
You can also read more about the National Park Service and its parks in Destinations Travel Magazine’s 2016 Travel Planner issue!