Yippee — National ‘Kids to Parks Day’ (May 20) celebrates family outdoor fun

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The 7th annual National Kids to Parks Day is set for Saturday, May 20, the week before the official start of summer. Hundreds of special events are planned at local, state and national parks, and other public lands across the country.

Sponsored by the National Parks Trust, the day encourages kids to appreciate nature and public lands, and to get outdoors with their families to enjoy a more active lifestyle.

If you are camping anywhere close to the New York Catskill Mountains check out the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center for on-going events where kids can discover and appreciate biodiversity in our parks.

Last year more than 700,000 kids (of all ages) attended events across the country in one of America’s most fun national days of playing outdoors. – Click here for an event near you.

The National Park Trust (NPT) puts all its energy into preserving parks today and creating park stewards for tomorrow.

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“As we spend more time indoors and as successive generations grow up with less of a connection to nature we need to build greater awareness and appreciation for the importance of our country’s public lands and parks,” states the NPT website.  To help families jumpstart their adventure, visit ‘Kids to Parks Day’

Julianne G. Crane

Photos: Courtesy of National Kids to Parks Day

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