Ways to Celebrate

There are countless ways to enjoy the scenery, geology, culture, wildlife, and recreational opportunities found along our nation’s rivers and trails.

Backpack like a Trail Pro

From a half-day to a half-year, backpacking adventures can vary depending on your experience, interests, budget, and timeline. Brush up on your hiking knowledge before planning a trip you’ll remember forever!

Inspire Others to Explore

Grab a friend and share an experience together along one of America’s countless trails. Some people are unaware of the miles of incredible trails right in their own region. This is your chance to introduce someone to one of these beautiful and historic places while creating a lasting memory together!

Travel Back in Time

Rivers and trails are cultural resources that contain a myriad of stories and opportunities to learn from the past. For example, Alaska’s Alagnak Wild River has long been a destination for humans and wildlife alike, evolving with the people and animals that come and go. Take a closer look at histories like this one when you visit for yourself!

Find a Party Near You

While they may not all bill themselves as parties per se, they’re certainly all celebrations! Check out the events listing and find an event near you. From bike rides to campfire sing-a-longs, there’s something for everyone to delight in!

Support Organizations That Protect These Special Places

Celebrating 50 years, the National Park Foundation supports priority projects that help preserve trails and rivers. At the local level, a Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation grant helped continue interpretive and preservation efforts at Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. At Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Mississippi Park Connection brings residents together to support the park. Be a part of this incredible impact by supporting the National Park Foundation and local philanthropic organizations across the country!

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