The National Park Service turns 100 on Aug. 25, 2016. The organization preserves conservation forests, mountains, gardens, lakes, wildlife and rivers in national parks across America. Some people celebrate the birthday of “America’s best idea” by visiting all 59 national parks in 52 weeks in an airstream.
Spending time in the wilderness is one of the best ways to cope better with stress, feel happier and have more self-esteem, according to science. The ethereal views will recharge and inspire you for weeks ahead. The parks won’t charge an entrance fee from August 25 through 28, on National Public Lands Day on September 24, and November 11 which is Veterans Day.
Sometime people are lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time, to see unique natural color combinations that can blow their minds. Different hues have a way of changing emotions. Yellowstone, the very first national park established in the world, it has that ability. Contrasting colors are just one reason why people are drawn to the Arches National Park.
For unmatched beauty and easy access to backcountry adventures, people take a road trip along the Skyline Drive. Hikers love the Death Valley for its backcountry and stargazing. See the following photos and understand why Great Smoky Mountains, for example, its 800 miles of trails, stunning landscape and 2,100 miles of streams is the most visited in the entire country.