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Get Out: Visit a National Forest or Park
Posted By Jessica Fisher On April 21, 2013 @ 11:45 am In Family Fun | 5 Comments
Visit a National Park for fresh air, beautiful surroundings, and the great outdoors.
The National Parks system is designated land, set aside by the US Government, for its preservation and enjoyment by the people. It’s also a great resource for enjoying the great outdoors with your kids.
Our family has visited Cabrillo National Monument , driven through Joshua Tree National Park , and hiked through Devil’s Postpile National Monument . Each occasion has been a great outing with the kids rife with fresh air and adventure.
At Devil’s Postpile the rangers were particularly passionate about their park, explaining to my ten-year old about the different flora and fauna within the area. There are programs at most of these sites where your kids can participate in a Junior Ranger program which is loads of fun.
This week (April 20 to 28) is National Park Week  which means that admission is free! What better time to explore than when it costs you nothing to visit?
If you don’t have a National Park nearby, check out this directory of state parks. 
After you visit be sure to come back and tell us where you went.
Outside in 30
Want to find other ways to get outside with your peeps? Eager to enjoy the great outdoors more than you do? Wondering how to expose your kids to more of nature? Click here for the Outside in 30 list of ideas. 
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 Cabrillo National Monument: http://www.nationalparks.org/explore-parks/cabrillo-national-monument
 Joshua Tree National Park: http://www.nationalparks.org/explore-parks/joshua-tree-national-park
 Devil’s Postpile National Monument: http://www.nationalparks.org/explore-parks/devils-postpile-national-monument
 National Park Week: http://www.nationalparks.org/national-park-week
 this directory of state parks.: http://www.touristinformationdirectory.com/parks/state_park.htm
 Ranger Zone: http://www.nps.gov/learn/juniorranger.cfm
 Click here for the Outside in 30 list of ideas.: http://lifeasmom.com/2013/04/outside-in-30.html?preview=true
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