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Going On National Park Adventures With Your Kids

Vermont

Whatever season you are in, you can go on adventures with your kids every time.

One such adventure is going on national parks.

That being said, here are some ideas when going on national park adventures with your kids:

Camping

In the United States alone, there are lots of family-friendly camping grounds – some of which are located inside national parks – where you’ll not just only see for yourself picturesque views, but also experience for yourself tranquil waters and lush forests. And if you are looking to go camping on a tight budget, you can go free camping in Vermont – at the state’s very own Green Mountain National Forest, where you can also dive in crystal waterfalls and go up steep cliffs; Smugglers’ Notch State Park, where you can also hike on long trails and climb up big rocks; Quechee State Park, where you can also go on relaxing picnics and witness Quechee Gorge at its finest; and more.

Learning

Learning has never been this more fun when done in national parks. Whether it involves the park’s rich history or involves the place’s vibrant culture, you and your kids will definitely see national parks and experience national parks on a whole new level. You will not just see picturesque views or experience tranquil waters and lush forests, but also learn more about the place in the best way possible. There are fun workshops both kids and kids-at-heart can join in, as well as half tours for kids and full tours for adults. There are also fun activities held in national parks, depending on what season you’re in. Some of these activities include treasure hunting and other games like relays and marathons.

Do you have any ideas when going on national park adventures with your kids? Let us know in the comments section below!

Top Reasons to Visit More of the Parks and Gardens Near You

Hanami

No matter how busy life may get, you still need to find time to disconnect and recharge. And there is nothing quite like the soothing effects of nature that can refresh your mind and body in whatever little time you can spare. So if you have not been visiting the parks and gardens near you, here are some of the top reasons why it may be the best time to start.

It’s good for your health
Terrace Gardens
Green spaces are good for your health. It has positive mental, physical, and even emotional effects that help reduce stress. Parks and gardens also make you more active. Many have walking and running paths as well as a wide array of areas for various recreational activities. You can take leisurely strolls while enjoying the view or enjoy a quiet time relaxing and simply soaking in the view.

It’s builds a sense of community

Local parks and gardens foster a sense of community. The ones located in neighborhoods become a focal point of various community activities thus providing plenty of opportunities to meet the people living around you. Even the much bigger and busier city parks and botanical gardens are great places to meet familiar faces and new people including tourists coming from different parts of the world.

It promotes a sense of adventure

Every park or garden has something that is uniquely its own. Every visit, especially to a new place, opens a lot of possible discoveries. This promotes a sense of adventure where you use all your senses to the new sights and experiences. It may even inspire you to take up a new activity or hobby given the many interesting things you will likely find.

It’s a cheap way to enjoy different things
Hanami
Most parks and gardens are free. And they are teeming with attractions and activities that you can choose from. You can easily spend several hours in a park or garden without spending much. You can even enjoy a picnic while enjoying the views around you.