Saturday, April 21, 2018

Aloha to National Park Week!

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Today kicks off National Park Week ... celebrating our Natural Treasures! 

April 21: National Junior Ranger Day
Junior Rangers can earn badges and certificates by learning about the park they’re in, taking part in activities, and engaging with park rangers. Junior Rangers are typically between the ages of 5 and 13, but people of all ages are welcome to participate. Learn more about the Junior Ranger Program by clicking here.

April 22: Earth Day
Ever since the very first one in 1970, Earth Day keeps getting bigger and bigger. Earth Day Network expects more than a billion people worldwide will take part this year. Nearly all our national parks have special activities and events planned.

April 29: National Park Rx Day
Every year, the last Sunday of National Park Week is designated National Park Rx Day – a day that encourages the growing movement of prescribing visits to parks, public lands, and nature to improve and maintain human health.

What's your favorite National Park?  Mine is Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii - check out links on my travel blog herehere, here, here, here, and here.

One randomly selected commenter wins swag.  Comments are open through Monday, April 30, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Tuesday, May 1.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


  1. I've been to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Learned a lot about Pele.

  2. Noosa National Park is my favourite. The park hugs the coastline. So beautiful.

  3. I think I would go with Shenandoah National Park.

  4. I have visited various ones but no particular favorite. They're all unique and beautiful.

  5. Volcanoes National Park is fabulous - so unique - those hardened lava fields are like being on another planet!
    I also bound Bryce Canyon a fascinating place - also a unique landscape.

  6. I haven't been to any of the big national parks but I want to! I want to see Yellowstone and encounter free roaming buffalo.

  7. Smoky Mountains Nat'l Park is my favorite


  8. I love exploring our national parks. Very hard to pick a favorite, though one favorite is Yellowstone.

  9. I love exploring our national parks. One of my favorites is Yellowstone....geysers, bears, wolves, very diverse landscape.