Camping, hiking, fishing, grand vistas and horseback riding are just some of the possibilities in our country’s national parks. Every year, millions experience these great activities while taking in the beautiful sights of nature that our parks have to offer. National park sites are chosen and preserved because they are unique natural resources. These parks are home to the most wonderful sights and spectacular land life. The first national park was Yellowstone National Park, which was established in 1872 by President Ulysses S. Grant. Today, over 50 national parks are located in the United States, each with their own unique experience.
National Parks are more than just beautiful sights. They provide a safe habitat for native plants and animals. They also play an important role in creating a healthier environment by keeping air and water clean. How? The leaves of plants make fresh air, while their roots hold the soil together. This stops erosion while helping to keep our waterways clean.
They provide a place for you to learn about native plants and animals and the way they rely on each other to survive. National parks help you learn how important protecting nature is while giving you a sense of amazement that will last forever.
While you can visit many parks in one day, planning an overnight trip will give you and your family more time to enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds that nature has to offer. With August being National Parks Month, now is a great time to find a local national park near you and go for a visit. The memory will last a lifetime.