We can feel it in our bones: this year National Park Week, from April 18-April 26, is going to be excellent. It kicks off this weekend, April 18 and 19, with free admission for everyone. That’s right—you can go visit Old Faithful in Yellowstone or walk the rim of the Grand Canyon without paying any money.
There are a million ways to enjoy our national parks: you can stroll past iconic monuments, volunteer to get down and dirty building trails that everyone shares, day hike through wind-carved canyons or groves of sequoia, or, go for it and take a long expedition that will deepen your sense of place and connection to these incredible wild places that compose our country.
NOLS operates in over a dozen national parks, and each one is a special place to us. We love using our courses to invite folks into the wilderness and share our knowledge of how to enjoy our parks responsibly for years to come.
For National Park Week, and for the rest of the year, we at NOLS encourage you to get into your park to make great connections, explore amazing places, discover open spaces, and celebrate America’s best idea. Click here to find a park near you.
Molly is a NOLS instructor and writer. She loves the smell of her backpack and does her best writing before 7:00 am. When she's not scouting the next post for the NOLS Blog, she's running and climbing on rocks in Wyoming. Follow her on Instagram @mgherber