|Above, a walkway in a Yosemite Valley meadow. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
There are many of us who are "old hands" at visiting national parks. But, believe it or not, there are some out there who have never even set foot inside a national park.
This post is for those people.
Luckily, People magazine's website has an article on everything you need to know before visiting a national park that will be a great help in getting started.
It begins with:
It may seem like leaving your house this summer may be ill-advised, but there’s only so much Netflix you can watch before losing your mind. Luckily, you don’t need a huge budget or a week off from work to take an amazing vacation – there’s a national park not too far from you, allowing you the opportunity to get outdoors (spending time in nature has shown to have lasting benefits such as lessening stress and improving mental health) and get amazing content for your social media feeds.
The Instagram accounts for the National Parks Service and U.S. Interior are stocked with stunning inspiration for any possible trip you might want to take. And recently, as a guest of the National Park Foundation, I had the opportunity to bike, hike and float down a river in Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, enjoy a “night sky” activity and see some historic national battlefields – accompanied by rangers, who had plenty of expert advice on making the most out of your trip, no matter how long your trip or with whom you travel.
If you’re still resisting the thought of breaking a sweat in the great outdoors, rest assured that there are a number of unique (and affordable!) parks that don’t require too much physical effort and still afford you the opportunity to try something new this summer.
To read more, go here.