The last few days have been a bunch of gloominess, clouds, and rain – things we haven’t seen in a few months! So, now that we’re back to dry and sunny days, why not enjoy the last few days of summer outdoors?
And National Parks are making it easy today!
Last year, our National Park Services turned 100 years old. This year, in 2017, let’s help them celebrate a wonderful 101st birthday! (Today is their actual birthday!) With a hike, nature walk, or just enjoy the scenery.
Why are free-days so amazing?
Free-days are amazing, because they’re, well, free! They allow people who may not otherwise be able to enjoy our parks! Free-days encourage people to visit, increasing exercise, emphasizing natural recreation, and offering educational opportunities.
Two of the places below are located in our own backyard, with the third a mild two-and-a-half hour drive through the peninsula.
These local places are included on the list!
- Klondike Gold Rush (Seattle, WA)
- Olympic National Park (Port Angeles, WA)
- Wing Luke Museum (Seattle, WA)
Other FREE days include September 30th (National Public Lands Day) and November 11th & 12th, which is Veterans Day Weekend! For a full list of state and federal free-days, check out this comprehensive list!