NPS 100 Year Celebration Events
NPS 100 Year Celebration Events
The National Park Service turns 100 at the end August. The NPS invites everyone to join in on the celebration! 100 Year Celebration Events
100 Year Celebration Events – The National Park Service invites you to find your park! In celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service in 2016, the National Park Service is hoping to spread the word about the amazing national parks and our country’s natural resources. The second century of America’s national parks support kicks off with the NPS rallying communities to get involved with their park through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.
Trail Climb Nation has listed a few of the upcoming events going on around this great nation. Check out The NPS website for a comprehensive list of national events to honor our National Park System.
Explore the Marin Headlands
100 Year Celebration Events – The Marin Headlands Visitor Center will host the open house. Enjoy special programming and food trucks from 10AM to 4PM on both Saturday and Sunday. The open house includes special tours of the Marine Mammal Center and the Presidio Stables. The hours at the Nike Missile Site and Battery Townsley will also be extended. Visitors to the Marin Headlands can use the new Golden Gate National Recreation Area app (available for the iPhone) to make new discoveries. The app includes a guided walking tour of Rodeo Lagoon and a responsive map with photos and historic information about park resources.
The Marin Headlands is located just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, off the Alexander Avenue exit. Headlands parking is limited so visitors are advised to take public transportation or utilize the inter-park shuttle.
Boots to Boats – Appalachian Trails & Tales
100 Year Celebration Events – This Saturday is another in the series; “Boots to Boats”. A series of hikes and paddles highlighting two National Parks, this event has outdoor activity written all over it. The adventure could include up to 21 miles of hiking through forest and mountain, or 20 miles of paddling down an awesome river. You can even do it all, but you don’t have to. You’re invited to join in this celebration by walking or paddling any amount of the trail you wish.
From exhibitors to NPS rangers, there will be activities for all ages and energy levels. You ca try out a kayak or stand-up paddle board for FREE with instructors from L.L. Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School. Exhibitors will be hand to teach about water safety, water quality, and water recreation. There will also be family-friendly games on the river banks.
Eight ranger-led hikes on the Appalachian Trail. *Hikes include activities and stories. They vary from 1.5 to 3 hours plus travel time to trail-heads. There is a 12 person limit so registration is required. For additional details, check out:
Celebrate the Stars
Fee Information: Free
100 Year Celebration Events – Southeastern Utah has particularly dark night skies, thanks to the distance from large cities. The rangers from Dead Horse Point State Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Arches National Park will join together and bring their telescopes to Delicate Arch Viewpoint. Visitors will get a chance to experience “the park after dark.” A short interpretive program will be followed by telescope viewing. Be sure to bring a chair, water, a red flashlight (if you have one), and warm clothes. The group will meet at Delicate Arch Viewpoint. In the event of bad weather, the program will move to Arches Visitor Center.
The American Solar Challenge
- Date: 08/06/2016
- Location: Wind Cave National Park Visitor Center
- Fee Information: Free
- Contact Name: Tom Farrell
- Contact Phone Number: 605-745-1130
100 Year Celebration Events – The American Solar Challenge is a college competition challenging students to design, build, and drive solar-powered cars in a cross-country, time and distance, rally event. This year’s course will begin in Cuyahoga National Park in Ohio and travel 1,800 miles through 9 national park areas before ending at Wind Cave on Saturday, August 6.
The British Redcoat
- Date: 8/07/2016
- Location: Minute Man Visitor Center
- Time: 1:00 PM,3:00 PM
- Fee Information: FREE
- Contact Name: Minute Man
- Contact Phone Number: (978) 318 – 7825
Why were the Regulars in Massachusetts? Why did they come to Concord? What happened on April 19, 1775 – from the perspective of the King’s Army? Join Park Ranger Roger Fuller to explore the answers to these questions.