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Visit any National Park Free Saturday

Posted By on September 24, 2012

Several times during the year, the U.S. National Park Service holds fee free days where visitors can visit the national parks without paying the daily use fee. This coming Saturday, September 29, is one of those days, in conjunction with celebration of National Public Lands Day.

More than 170,000 volunteers are expected at more than 2,100 sites across the country on Saturday, September 29 to take part in the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States, National Public Lands Day (NPLD).

Volunteers in every state will visit parks, public and community gardens, beaches, wildlife preserves or forests and chip in to help these treasured places that belong to all Americans. They will improve and restore the lands and facilities the public uses for recreation, education, exercise and connecting with nature.

Information about the fee fre program fromt eh National Park service is available at their website.

Parks in our region participating in the fee free day are:

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Steamtown National Historic Site


Antietam National Battlefield
Assateague Island National Seashore
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Fort McHenry NM and Historic Shrine National Monument
Fort Washington Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

New Jersey
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Morristown National Historical Park


The website for National Public Lands Day has more information on this program, the activities happending on Saurday and ways to get involved in protecting our nation’s public free lands.



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