April 19-27, 2014 is National Park Week

Grand Teton National Park, as seen from the Grand Teton Lodge Company

Grand Teton National Park, as seen from the

Most people know that today is Earth Day, but did you know that this week—April 19-27, 2014—is ?

Well it is, and that means seven more days (it’s more than a week, for some reason) worth of excuses to celebrate the spectacular and one-of-of-a-kind natural beauty packaged as America’s 58 U.S. National Parks. There’s the timeless grandeur of  and the , the glowing red peaks of , the craggy, movie-backdrop-like majesty of  (pictured above)—the list just goes on and on.

Certainly the greatest part of National Park Week is/was the free park entrance granted over the first weekend (April 19-20), but there’s at least a little more to this thing if you’re interested. Here’s what you need to know, and if it doesn’t happen this week, I’m pretty sure the point is to just remember how special these places are—and to go, when you can, to see them for yourself.

Ian Livingston

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Ian Livingston
Ian Livingston is a travel writer and regular writer based in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to serving as the editor of Hundredbacklinks.com, he is the chat manager for the weekly #TravelSkills chat and provides copywriting on request. He has spent nights in 61 countries. See more at .

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