Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton
While you’re beginning to daydream about warmer, longer days, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation are preparing to help you #FindYourPark during National Park Week, April 21 through April 29.
Carrying the theme “Park Stars” – which celebrates everything from starry skies to superstar volunteers – parks, programs and partners nationwide invite visitors to explore stories, experiences, and sites that “brighten” the National Park System.
“National parks are some of the best places to see stars in the world,” said National Park Service Deputy Director Dan Smith. “Some illuminate the night sky and others are unique features such as panoramic vistas, otherworldly geological formations, historic artifacts and homes, and majestic wildlife. During National Park Week, enjoy a star party, junior ranger program, ranger hike, or other activity that enlightens the senses.”
Here are three bookmark-worthy resources to help you plan your National Park Week adventures:
- NationalParkWeek.org – Your go-to resource for all things National Park Week, including an important reminder that all parks are offering FREE admission on April 21.
- National Park Service calendar of events – Pennsylvania events include exploring the EcoZone at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Civil War Living History weekends at Gettysburg National Military Park, and a FREE day at the Benjamin Franklin Museum in Philadelphia.
- National Park Foundation free park guides – Whether you’re a hiker, a historian, a romantic, a family with kids, a crowd-lover, or someone seeking solitude, the National Park Foundation’s FREE Owner’s Guide series is jam-packed with ideas to help you plan your National Park Week adventure!
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area