National Park Week: April 18-26, 2015


National Park Week starts tomorrow! That means free entrance to national parks all over the country and of course, right here in the beautiful Garden State. Before you explore our list of parks to visit in New Jersey, here are some things you need to know before exploring outdoors this weekend:

  • Check the weather before you head out, you don’t want a thunder storm to ruin your adventure.
  • Tell someone your plans e.g. where you’re going and what time you plan on returning.
  • Use a current trail map (most parks have them on their website)
  • Don’t wear expensive jewelry or leave money/valuable items in sight in your car
  • Be alert! We can’t emphasize this enough. Always be aware of your surroundings and who/what is around you.
  • Get a FREE copy of the National Park Foundation’s Owner’s Guide

National Parks in New Jersey

National Parks in Pennsylvania

Did we miss your favorite national park? If we did, leave us a comment below!

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