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National Park Week Thru April 24

Join in the fun of National Park Week 2011. Historic reenactments, gushing waterfalls, abundant wildlife, blooming wildflowers, and free admission make it the perfect time to get outside and enjoy a national park.

“National Park Week is a great time to visit and celebrate these places owned by all Americans,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “With 394 to choose from, you can find a national park for just about every interest, from battlefields commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War to great urban parks like Gateway and Golden Gate to gorgeous landscapes like Acadia or Mount Rainier where you can experience nature and all it has to offer.   There is no better place than a national park to exercise, have fun, or learn something.”

Throughout National Park Week, parks will host an amazing variety of   concerts, demonstrations, tours, ranger-led hikes, and discovery walks. Children’s programs will take center stage on Saturday, April 23, for the fifth annual National Junior Ranger Day. Fun, healthy, family-friendly activities will encourage kids to “Let’s Move Outside!” Check out to find an event where kids can participate in hands-on activities and earn a commemorative patch.

The other fee-free days scheduled for 2011 are June 21 (the first day of summer), September 24 (National Public Lands Day), and November 11-13 (Veterans Day Weekend).

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