Keeping Your National Park Resolutions

January 16, 2015Rocío LowerNPF Blog

January 17 is known as “ditch your New Year’s resolution day,” but that doesn’t mean we should forget our adventurous ambitions for 2015! By this point in the first month, it’s easy to slide back into old habits and resort to complacency instead of keeping our eye on the goal. But that doesn’t have to be the case.

As we ushered in 2015, we invited the national park community to share their New Year’s national park resolutions. Some shared hopes of extended road trips, while others committed to visiting all of the national parks in their home state. Did you make a resolution? If not, it’s not too late!

National park community shares their New Year’s national park resolutions

The beauty of resolutions is that they allow us to mentally commit to something we’ve always had a desire to do or achieve. But the trick to meeting them is to:

  • Be realistic. Of course we’d love to take a cross-country trip of all of our national parks! But is that that a feasible goal? Keep it realistic and attainable.   
  • Set a timeline. When’s the best time to visit the park? When’s the best time to escape the daily routine for the adventure? By what month do the trips need to be concluded?
  • Plan ahead. There are countless resources, including our FREE Owner’s Guide, in the library and online, so be sure to fit some time in for research and planning!

There are still 11 months left in the calendar year. It’s never too late to dream of your next escape. So what do you say? What kind of adventure will you set as your New Year’s national park resolution?

And remember: we love to see how you’re enjoying the national parks so be sure to share your photos by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!


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