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First Annual National Kids to Parks Day is May 21 2011

Washington, D.C. — Children are encouraged to take part in a grassroots movement to celebrate America’s parks through play in the National Park Trust’s (NPT) first annual National Kids to Parks Day on May 21, 2011. A national kick-off event for Kids to Parks is planned for the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 20, 2011. Kids can enjoy fun in one of our country's national parks, state parks or local parks.

Bass Pro Shops Offers Free Easter Family Fun

Springfield, Missouri — Bass Pro Shops will be holding free, fun Easter activities for the whole family from April 16th - 24th at stores across their chain. There are fun crafts for kids, visits with the Easter Bunny and the time-honored tradition of an Easter Egg Hunt.

On the weekends of April 16th-17th and 23rd - 24th, kids can have a free 4x6 photo taken with the Easter Bunny from 11am to 3pm. On those days, Easter Egg hunt for kids ages 2-10 will be held rom 1-2pm. Photos with the Easter Bunny are also available Monday through Friday, April 18th - 22nd from 6-8pm.

National Wildlife Week 2011

RESTON, VA – You don't need to live in a remote location to experience wildlife. No matter where we live, wildlife lives all around us and, from March 4-20, 2011, the National Wildlife Federation is encouraging families to celebrate nature during National Wildlife Week 2011.

Free Entrance Days for National Parks in 2011

The National Park Service has announced several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees.

The fee-free days for 2011 are:

  • January 15-17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday weekend
  • April 16-24 - National Park Week
  • June 21 - First day of summer
  • September 24 - Public Lands Day
  • November 11-13 - Veterans Day weekend

Appalachian Trail's New Official Length is 2181 Miles

Harpers Ferry, WV (December 15, 2010) - The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has recently announced in the 2011 Appalachian Trail Data Book that the new official length of the Appalachian Trail is 2,181.0 miles. Relocations and re-measurements in 2010 meant an additional 1.9 miles for the legendary Appalachian Trail (A.T.).