With the official start of spring just a few days away, you’re probably itching to get out of the house and enjoy the warmer weather that comes with the changing seasons.  If you’re looking for a fun way to get your family outdoors, you should check out the National Parks in your area. The National Parks offer a variety of activities for you and your family, from miles of hiking trails to great sightseeing and beautiful places to go for a picnic lunch.

If you’re considering spending time this year exploring the National Parks, you might want to purchase an annual pass. The pass costs $80 and is good for a year from the time of purchase. With the pass you gain admission to National Parks for you and three other people over the age of 16 at parks that charge an admission fee for each person.

If you’re older than 62, you can purchase a $10 senior pass, which gives you lifetime access to the parks. There are also free passes availability for disabled persons and volunteers who give at least 500 hours of service to the parks.  These passes will encourage you to spend more time outdoors this year, checking out all the National Parks have to offer.