National Parks, America’s Playgrounds. Have You Been?

National Parks

To any National Parks, that is? Spending just a few minutes at the National Parks Service website can inspire so many travel plans. Their website has great planning tools. Pick a state. Pick an adventure and set out. If you are 62 or over you can have a lifetime pass for $80. Plus there are special savings for amenities, camping, boat launching and more. You can search for ideas by state, activity, or topic. The opportunities seem endless. I feel like a cheerleader for the NPS, but why not? Whether you are excited by natural phenomena or battlefields, presidents or volcanoes, the NPS has something to suit you. The small state of Maryland has 28 sites including National Historic Sites, Seashores, Battlefields and more. I will never forget our visit to Antietam.

What National Parks destinations are next for you?

I can’t wait to head west and explore the parks in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Oh wait, the ones in Alaska and Hawaii are on my list too. Then I want to head back to Acadia in Maine.

National ParksAt the NPS website you can click on any state and see the destinations. I will admit, while writing this article, I am making a list of which parks and other sites I want to visit. Time to buy a camper and hit the road. What do you think?

If you are looking for adventure, perhaps think about discovering one of America’s treasures. Take a trip to a National Park. Please check back and tell us about it. Please share about an adventure you have already taken to a National Park.

By the way…..

Trips to National Parks aren’t the only great destination for Older Adults. Perhaps you are looking for a different travel motivation. Did you know Mission Trips are not just for Teenagers?

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