Looking for something awesome to do with the family this weekend?  Head out to one of the country's national parks and you'll enjoy a weekend of free admission in celebration of National Park Week.

This year's presidentially-proclaimed National Park Week runs from April 19-27, and there will be events held all week long at many of your favorite parks.  You can try the Whiskeytown Waterfall Challenge, celebrate Patriot's Day at Minute Man National Historical Park, or experience first-hand the tradition of Hawaiian sailing at Pu`ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site. You can check out the full events calendar for all national park sites here.

Most parks will also host kid-centric events in honor of National Junior Ranger Day.  These might include everything from touch tables to uniform try-on stations to rope making to scavenger hunts.  Search the calendar for specific info and dates for these events.

All 401 national park sites will offer free fees this weekend (April 19-20) and then again on April 25 to celebrate the birthday of the National Park Service.  (In case you're wondering - yes, the NPS used to offer free admission for the whole week, but hey, we'll take what we can get!)

Happy hiking!

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