Tomorrow, August 25, through Sunday, August 28, admission to National Parks is FREE! What a lovely gift to the people of our beautiful land, and to visitors from abroad. It may be too late to book reservations to Yellowstone, or the Blue Ridge Mountains, but there's still plenty of parks to visit in our neck of the woods! Many are a short drive away! Click here to find which ones.
If you haven't been to a National Park, let NY Times columnist, William Kristol, inspire you with this opinion piece, "This Land Is My Land (And Yours, Too!)," which was published on Saturday.
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.
Ken Burns' documentary, The National Parks: America's Best Idea [DVD 333.783 NAT] provides a nice overview of the history and growth of the National Park system since its beginning. Warning: watching it may result in a lump in your throat, a tear in your eye, and the feeling you may burst with pride.