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Find a national park near you and spend some time outdoors.

It’s National Park Week. Find a park near you and attend for free from April 21-29.

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On November 7, 2011 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis designated Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park as America’s 397th National Park.Home to one of the nation’s largest and most spectacular waterfalls, Great Falls was harnessed to power new idustries and played a key role in shaping the American Industrial Revolution and building the U.S. economy.Photo by Tami Heilemann, U.S. Department of the Interior 

americasgreatoutdoors:

On November 7, 2011 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis designated Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park as America’s 397th National Park.

Home to one of the nation’s largest and most spectacular waterfalls, Great Falls was harnessed to power new idustries and played a key role in shaping the American Industrial Revolution and building the U.S. economy.

Photo by Tami Heilemann, U.S. Department of the Interior 

Wildlife Refuges Offer Cheap Family Fun

If you’re looking for cheap family fun this summer, national wildlife refuges are full of free or low-cost outdoor summer adventures.

There’s a national wildlife refuge within an hour’s drive of most major U.S. cities where you can hike, fish, go bird watching or just enjoy a quiet escape from your daily life.

Some refuges hold special events during the summer, like lighthouse tours or bike rides through the refuge to learn about the animals that live there.

Find the closest national wildlife refuge to you and learn about special events.