Looking to get outdoors this weekend? You can enjoy an autumn hike or even explore some lava tubes. Whatever you choose to do be sure to take advantage of National Public Lands Day which is happening this Saturday, September 25th. What does that mean? Free park admission!

What is National Public Lands Day? It’s a celebration of the connection between people and nature that was established in 1994. Today it’s held on the fourth Saturday in September and encourages Americans to take advantage of our nation’s open spaces for education, recreation, and health benefits.

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What’s the best way to celebrate this day of nature? Well, there are several options. The first and most popular is by visiting a national park for free. Some of our stunning local national parks include Olympic National Park and Mount Rainier National Park to name a few.

Or you can give back and take part in a volunteer work project. Now it doesn’t look like any are happening on National Public Lands Day in Washington this year but you can always check back in to find a future volunteer date by clicking here. Who knows, might just end up being the perfect way to get outdoors in the coming months.

Lastly, you can share your outdoor adventures on social media using the hashtags #NPLD, #NPSVolunteer, and #FindYourPark. So get out there and celebrate in whatever way you feel comfortable. You can click here to learn more.