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Celebrate Earth Day! Free Snowshoeing During National Park Week, April 15-23, 2017

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National parks all over the United States offer some of the best snowshoeing and hiking opportunities in the country.  Celebrate with a snowshoe hike at one of these 10 U.S. National Parks during the free National Park Week, April 15-23, 2017.


YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Yosemite National Park is famous for more than just its spectacular scenery — it’s also home to the oldest downhill ski resort in the state of California, Badger Pass. The park includes miles of cross-country skiing and snowshoe hiking trails that are usually open from December to March.


MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK

Mount Rainier National Park in Washington is one of the most popular destinations for outdoor family fun in the northwest.  Snowshoe hikes bring fresh insight into how plants and animals cope with the park’s frigid winters and warming springs.

SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS

California’s Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks offer great opportunities, and snowshoes are conveniently available for visitors to rent daily in both the Grand Grove and Wolverton areas of the parks.


YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Lots of roads and trails in Yellowstone National Park are open, but be sure to check the regulations before you go.

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK

The spectacular winter landscape of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming makes the park a picture-perfect destination for sightseeing, wildlife-viewing, and photography. The park’s main roadways are plowed and maintained year-round while many back roads are reserved for snowshoe hiking and cross-country skiing.


LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK

The backcountry of Lassen Volcanic National Park in California provides an ideal place to experience the solitude of the outdoors. Camping has become increasingly popular at this park, since regulations here only require each visitor to obtain a free backcountry wilderness permit. With the record snowfall this season, make sure to check the park’s website for road and trail access.

VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK

Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park have miles and miles of lake trails to explore, so pack your snowshoes and your hiking gear for a weekend tour.


ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is home to some of the best snow activities and free ranger-led programs in the country. Many park roads are open, providing easy access to scenic mountain views and great wildlife-watching opportunities.

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

Cross-country skiing and Snowshoe hiking brings thousands of visitors to this Montana park during the winter and spring, but use caution: Glacier National Park’s terrain can be unforgiving, and the difficult conditions mean even experienced backcountry hikers can run into trouble if unprepared.


ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

Camping is available in Maine’s Acadia National Park for any daring souls ready to brave the park’s wild temperatures.  NOTE: The park’s carriage road system is currently closed for ‘drying out’.  If you are headed camping this weekend to Acadia, wear hiking boots and carry snowshoes on your pack.


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