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National Park Week Offers Free Entry to 410 National Parks

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    Visitors stroll through the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park, located along the Potomac River.

    How many national park trips can you fit into one week?

    With dozens of national parks in the DMV alone, you better start planning!

    From April 16 to 24, all 410 national parks in the United States will have free admission to celebrate the National Park Service's 100th birthday.

    "It's a great time to experience and celebrate our parks and historic places, and discover and share with each other how these treasured places are vital and relevant to people from all backgrounds from all over the country," said Will Shafroth, president of the National Park Foundation in a press release.

    This unique celebration will open with National Junior Ranger Day on April 16, where parks will host kid-friendly activities and hand out Centennial Junior Ranger booklets and badges.

    Events throughout National Park Week include Earth Day (April 22), a National Park Instameet (April 23) and more. Find more info about National Park Week events and locations online here.