How to get more from U.S. national parks in every season

How to get more from U.S. national parks in every season

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On Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act and created the National Park Service.

Since, the park system has grown to 409 properties, totalling over 84 million acres of land. There is at least one in all of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

The incredible variety of the national parks means there is more than one to visit in every season — but even parks that see cold weather in the winter or extreme temperatures in the summer can make for amazing vacations in their off seasons. If celebrating the national parks in its centennial sounds appealing, here’s how to make the most of it. Read more…

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How to get more from U.S. national parks in every season