Hello everybody, and welcome to Website Wednesday!
We have a great selection of National and State Park websites for you this week. We have a few more than normal this week because we had too many great options!
- If you’re not sure where you might want to start, check out this Detailed List of 10 Wisconsin Parks, including nearby Interstate and Willow Falls State Parks. Interstate comes highly recommended by our advisors.
- Travel Wisconsin is a great resource for information about things to do in Wisconsin, including This List Of All Wisconsin State Parks, which also has links to each parks official site for all the information you could ever need.
- Although Wisconsin doesn’t have any official National Parks, they do have a National Lakeshore, Riverway, and two Scenic Trails. Check out This Page From Travel Channel for information on each of them, including a virtual tour, info on planning a visit, as well as Covid-19 related closure news.
- The National Parks have a great website where you can Find Your Park based on location or activities available. For example, you could look for parks in California, or only see parks that offer horseback riding, swimming, or that have shopping nearby. It’s an easy way to start planning a perfect family vacation!
- If you’re not familiar with Dark Sky Parks, you’ll find them in locations with perfect conditions for checking out the stars in a way you’ve probably never seen before. You might think you could find this anywhere outside a city, but the conditions for this unique experience are so special, the closest one to us is Newport State Park in Door County. Check out the link for a List of Locations and Some Great Pictures to get an idea of what it’s all about. Or, This Page from the Park Service for extra information, videos, and more!
- Coming highly recommended by YEP’s very own Jennifer, especially for younger family members, is the National Parks Junior Ranger Program. It includes fun activities that can be done both online, and on location at National Parks all over the country. We can also combine the last two sites for the Junior Rangers Night Explorer Program, which is a great way for students to learn about the stars and explore at night, and is free for students 12 and under.
Thanks, and have a great day,
The YEP Team
Andy, Jennifer, Kathy, and Kenzie