Today, Tuesday, August 25, the entrance fees to all U. S. National Parks are being waived! The National Park Service is celebrating its 99th birthday and we get the gift!
How very lucky we are to have 408 national parks in this country. I urge everyone to visit one today. They are not all wilderness locations, although there are plenty of those! National Parks that are a short drive from Windham include the Saint-Gaudens home in Cornish, NH, and in MA, the City of Boston, the Boston Harbor Islands, the Essex National Heritage Area, the mills at Lowell, or the Minute Man National Historical Park.
If you have plans for today, borrow Complete National Parks of the United States: Featuring 400+ Parks, Monuments, Battlefields, Historic Sites, Scenic Trails, Recreation Areas, and Seashores by Mel White [333.783 WHI] and start thinking about next year when the National Park Service turns 100!