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Visiting a National Park Amidst COVID-19 Taking a trip to a national park is an incredible adventure that will have you in awe and leave you with lasting memories. Whether you have been to a national park before or this is your first time, each trip is unique and exciting. However, due to COVID-19, planning a trip to a national park this summer will be a little different. Almost every national park made changes to adhere to the CDC COVID-19 guidelines, keeping only a few outdoor spaces and trails open. Other national parks have been closed completely for the past...

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National Park Week Every April, the National Park Service teams up with the National Park Foundation to celebrate the presidentially-proclaimed National Park Week! National Park Week 2020 will be from April 18 to April 26. The goal of this observance is to educate about the importance of national parks and the land and wildlife they protect, as well as encourage everyone to get out and explore the history, culture, and beauty of Earth’s amazing places. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, though, National Park Week will be a little different this year. Events have been canceled and most facilities are closed. While outdoor...

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CDC Guidelines As the coronavirus pandemic continues, we all need to be doing our part to help slow the spread of the virus. Currently, to keep ourselves and our community healthy, the CDC guidelines state to do the following: Practice Social Distancing: Remain 6 feet away from others that are not a part of your household and avoid any type of large gathering. Wash Your Hands: Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. This is especially important to do right after you’ve been in a public space...

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Happy and Heathy You probably noticed that the first time you go hiking or camping for the first time, or after a long break, you feel happy, relaxed, refreshed, and just... good. It is the kind of feeling that makes you want to go every chance you get. It is the same reason just about any outdoor hobby or sport quickly becomes a passion for those who do them. Have you ever wondered why this happens though? The answer is actually quite simple! Being out in nature is proven to be good for both your mental and physical health, and...

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Visiting National Parks We have yet to visit a national park that we did not instantly fall in love with. The preserved, pristine beauty and the unique, vast landscapes that each park offers is well worth every trip! According to the National Park Service, 309 national parks do not charge entrance fees so you can visit them any day of the year for free! The other 110 parks charge an entrance fee of $5-$35 dollars. As way to encourage and motivate more individuals to get outside and explore our beautiful national parks, these 110 national parks will have 5 days...

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