National Parks’ Free Entrance Days

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Nature lovers, don’t miss the upcoming free entrance days in the nation’s national parks.

On September 24, parks will celebrate Public Lands Day and the Worldwide Day of Play with free entrance. It will also be offered during Veterans Day weekend, November 11-13.

“Many people have made resolutions to spend more quality time with loved ones and to get outdoors and unplug in 2011,” Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said in a press release announcing the year’s free entrance days.

“There’s no better place than a national park to help keep those resolutions. Parks offer superb recreational opportunities, making them perfect places to enjoy our beautiful land, history and culture, and nurture a healthy lifestyle.”

For a list of participating parks by state, visit the National Park Service’s website.

Several of the nation’s  395 national parks are always free of charge, the NPS says on their website. To begin planning your trip, visit their site.