We've flipped the calendar pages to another year, and for some people, that means it's time for some New Year's resolutions. Does your list include any items that stir up the travel juices and generates a little bit of excitement in terms of plans—or at least wishes—connected with national parks?
Reader Participation Day
If you could ask Santa for the chance to spend part of the upcoming holiday season in any national park service area, where would you go—and what would you do?
If you are in reach of a unit of the National Park System in the coming months of winter, which hike is a must-do in your opinion?
Our national Thanksgiving holiday has taken on a host of meanings, including gatherings with family and friends, favorite dining delights and Black Friday shopping, but for many of us, it's also still a time to pause at least briefly and count our blessings. In that spirit, is there something connected with our national parks that you're thankful for this year?
National parks have served as backdrops for countless movies. Death Valley National Park played a role in Star Wars, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, of course, was prominently featured in North by Northwest, and Thelma & Louise drove through parts of Canyonlands National Park. Which movie, with a national park in a cameo role, is your favorite?
Which of the Civil War battlefields preserved by the National Park Service appeals to you most, and why?
As summer gives way to fall, and fall to winter, we usually have more time to read, as there's less daylight outside. So what related to the national parks are you reading these days?
Reader Participation Day: Should The Hetch Hetchy Valley In Yosemite National Park Be Drained And Restored?bootstrap
Should campground reservations be mandatory in the National Park System, or should all campsites be on a first-come, first-served basis?