Each of us are feeling the crunch of the economy. It seems to be taking all our money just for the bills and that does not leave anything left for fun.Â We all need fun in our lives to help us deal with the normal and not so normal stress inÂ our lives.Â Thankfully, there are fun activities for the entire family on a reglar basis. However it can be difficult to find them when we need them most.
As you may or may not remember, the National Parks offered Free admission several days this summer.Â Well those free admission days are not over yet.Â The last free admission day of the year 2010 is November 11th whichÂ is Veterans Day.Â The entrance fees are being waived at the 146 sites can range from $3.00 to $25.00.
Now keep in mind that there are 246 other parks that do not have entrance fees at all. So there is another source of Free entertainment for the family all year round. Personally I love State and National parks because I love nature. I love to hike and see the views that Heavenly Father has given us Freely to enjoy.
HOW TO FIND OUT WHICH PARKS ARE FREE
For a list of participating national parks by state, visit the Free National Parks Entrance Fee ListÂ compiled by the U.S. National Park Service. This list is set up by state so it is easy to find one near you. This is one of the few times that you can get into iconic national parks for free, including but not limited too:
- Yosemite National Park (California)
- Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)
- Cumberland Island National SeashoreÂ (Georgia)
- Isle Royale National Park (Michigan) â€” bring winter clothing!
- Glacier National Park (Montana)
- Yellowstone National Park (Montana)
- Fort Sumter National MonumentÂ (South Carolina)
- Mount Rainier National Park (Washington)
- Harpers Ferry National Historical ParkÂ (West Virginia)
- Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming)
Before you head out, just call or check online to make sure that the park is not shut down for the season. From what I understand, the parks system will be offering free admission days again in the year 2011. So plan your family activities on the days when you can get into the parks for FREE.