(RNN) - This weekend is a great time to explore the great outdoors at your nearest national park. Admission to every national park managed by the National Park Service will be free on April 18 and 19, as a kick off to National Park Week.
Saturday is also National Junior Ranger Day, in which parks invite young visitors to "explore, learn, protect and be sworn in as junior rangers."
The National Park Service will host events throughout the week at various parks, including bike tours, constellation telescope tours, wildflower walks and history talks. Click here
to find an event near you.
So switch off the TV, grab your best hiking shoes and see what your nearest national park has to offer.
As the official website
says, "It's about making connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacation and enhancing America's best idea – national parks."
National Park Week lasts from April 18 through April 26. Copyright 2015 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.