Reader Participation Day: Is April A Good Time To Mark National Park Week?
Is April really the best month to celebrate National Park Week? After all, some northern tier parks such as Glacier, Yellowstone, and North Cascades have limited access in mid-April, and many kids are in school and can't get away to the parks.
True, it's a good time to visit places such as Everglades, Death Valley, and Canyonlands national parks. But would more people benefit -- and actually get out into the parks -- if National Park Week fell during the summer, when most schools are out and the weather is better for more units of the National Park System?
If you were in charge, when would you schedule National Park Week?