New York’s national parks are free this weekend
This Saturday, September 23, the city is celebrating its 30th National Public Lands Day, which means there will be no entry fees for national parks and other federal public lands across the country, Time Out reports. . So this weekend is the perfect time to get acquainted with the nature of the city and become a little closer to New York.
According to the National Park Service, New York State is home to 24 national parks that attract more than 8 million visitors annually.
Considering the festive aura that this day brings with it, we advise you to take a closer look at some of the city’s iconic places.
For example, the national monument, the Statue of Liberty, which was donated by the people of France as a sign of friendship and has now become the emblem of the city. Let’s be honest: even if you’re a native New Yorker, how many times have you visited this place? It’s time to catch up.
We also recommend visiting Hamilton Grange National Memorial, Gateway National Recreation Area, Stonewall National Monument and Governors Island National Monument on Saturday.
About National Public Lands Day
National Public Lands Day is an annual event led by the National Foundation for Environmental Education in partnership with the National Park Service and other federal agencies. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers roll up their sleeves to help restore and preserve public lands of all types and sizes—from iconic national parks and rivers to local urban green spaces and everything in between.
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National Public Lands Day is special because it gives all environmental lovers, both old-timers and newcomers, an opportunity to express their appreciation for these unique places.
Join the celebration by volunteering at a national park near you. Check out the list of National Public Lands Day events and learn about all the volunteer events in national parks by visiting Volunteer.gov and searching for National Public Lands Day.
Share your outdoor adventure on social media using the hashtag #NPLD, #NPSVolunteer and #MyParkStory.
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