If you’ve been craving the warmer days to shed winter’s cold and getting back outdoors, then you’re in luck. National Park Week kicks off this Saturday, April 21 and runs through April 29. With that, this Saturday will also see all national parks offering free admission.

National Park Week is the perfect time to get out and enjoy our national parks, appreciating and honoring our public lands that every single American citizen owns together. It also coincides with Earth Day this year (April 22), which should give you all the more reason to get out there and soak in some nature this weekend.

Shenandoah National Park. Photo: Courtesy of NPS

The National Park Foundation has plenty of great ideas for ways to celebrate National Park Week this year. Things like National Park Prescription (ParkRx) Day (April 29), the Find Your Park Festival at Cane River Creole National Historical Park, volunteering at parks, downloading the free park guides, the Lyrid meteor shower at Devils Tower National Monument or celebrating Junior Ranger Day with the kids on April 21.

There are many other events that you can check out on the official events calendar.

The whole point of National Park Week is to just get out and enjoy America’s greatest idea.

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