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National Park Week—April 16th to the 24th—offers visitors a wealth of activities and opportunities to celebrate your national parks, including free admission to parks throughout the nation. Keweenaw National Historical Park is offering activities right here at home, too! Two dates to keep in mind are Saturday April 23 and Sunday April 24.
On Saturday April 23, a park ranger will lead people to various geocache locations around Calumet for a Geocaching and Instameet from 2:00pm - 3:30pm. Meet at Park Headquarters on the corner of Red Jacket Road and US-41 in Calumet, and don't forget to bring your camera so you can share the fun on Instagram! Tag your favorites with #keweenawnps.
There's also a lot taking place on Sunday, April 24. Come to Agassiz Park (or the Calumet Visitor Center if the weather doesn't cooperate) for a special "Step into History" open house, and focus on your health and local history at the same time! There will be four stations with activities for the whole family, including yoga with professional yoga trainer Amy Ostereich, core strength with Stacy Bussiere of Aspirus Keweenaw Fitness and Rehab, a gardening station, and a session on how spending time with pets can have a positive impact on your health. Complete 3 of the 4 activities to enjoy a healthy snack, courtesy of the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department.
This event is part of the national Park Rx Day, which encourages everyone to improve their health in our national parks and protected areas.
NPS Rangers will be on hand throughout the weekend to answer your questions about National Park Week, the NPS Centennial, and the Find Your Park campaign, which encourages every American to get out there and find their park!