Summer is the time for… climbing the peak … hitting the trail … rafting the gorge …even discovering our history. Before heading out for adventure, all but the most spontaneous traveler spends at least a little time planning an itinerary, negotiating routes and researching the environs. If you’re looking for great places and things to do, the National Park Service has the site for you.
The National Park Service’s new 2010 Summer Adventure trip planning website connects visitors to travel resources, events and services at national parks across the country.
An easy-to-navigate design links visitors to sites of interest, lodging, upcoming events and tips to get the most out of their national park adventure. An interactive calendar makes it easy to search for special events by state or by park. Visitors will also find information about educational programs in the national parks and an array of travel guides.
Last year more than 285 million people visited national parks. Make this the year for your national park adventure.
Visit the site at www.nps.gov/pub_aff/plan_your_visit/index.htm.
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