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  • Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River

    100 Mile Paddle Launch

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service on a historic 100 mile paddle down the Delaware River More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Hancock NY to Lordville NY
    Fees:
    Free
  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park

    A Beaver Tale

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    A Beaver Tale: The Castors of Conners Creek -Book Talk & Signing More

    Time:
    11:00 AM
    Location:
    Battlefield
    Fees:
    Free
  • Capitol Reef National Park

    Arts and the Parks/Light on the Reef

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    This three-day plein air and studio painting event takes place in June in Capitol Reef National Park, Snow Studio Gallery and Wayne County, Utah. More

    Location:
    Capitol Reef National Park, Snow Studio Gallery and Wayne County, Utah
  • Assateague Island National Seashore

    Assateague Island National Seashore Centennial 5K Run

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Join us in the Virginia District of Assateague Island National Seashore for our 5K Centennial Run on June 4, 2016. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.RunSignUp.com to register. More

    Location:
    Wildlife Loop, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
    Fees:
    Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Entrance Fees Apply
  • Castle Clinton National Monument

    Castle Clinton Guided tour

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Castle Clinton tour More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 10:30 AM,12:00 PM to 12:30 PM,2:00 PM to 2:30 PM,4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Castle Clinton NM
    Fees:
    free
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

    Centennial 100 Year Hike

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Join Park Rangers for a number of different hikes to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. More

    Location:
    Throughout the park
    Fees:
    Free
  • Richmond National Battlefield Park

    Cold Harbor Battle Anniversary

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Our annual event features ranger-guided tours, artillery and rifle demonstrations, re-enactor camps, and Saturday evening candle light tours. More

    Location:
    Cold Harbor Battlefield, 5515 Anderson-Wright Drive, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
    Fees:
    Free
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    Community Shuttle Program

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Get ready for a day of outdoor exploration! Join the Community Shuttle Program from the Chinatown Branch Library to Maritime National Historical Park. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Chinatown Library
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Boston National Historical Park

    Dorchester Heights Cannon Dedication

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    To commemorate the 240th Anniversary of George Washington's First Victory and the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, Boston National Historical Park/ National Parks of Boston will dedicate a mounted cannon on the Heights of Dorchester. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Location:
    Dorchester Heights Monument
    Fees:
    Free
  • Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

    Every Kid in a Park

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Starting September 1, fourth grade students can now go to the website www.everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas including all national parks. More

    Location:
    All National Parks
    Fees:
    Free
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Every Kid in a Park: Carrie Berry: A Child in Civil War Atlanta

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Discover the life of Carrie Berry, a 10-year old Atlanta diarist. Her record of life during and after the Battle of Atlanta provides a wonderful primary account from a child's point of view. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Faraway Ranch House Tour

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Come visit the Erickson/Riggs` house! Learn about the people who lived there and how they helped shape Chiricahua National Monument. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM,2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Faraway Ranch House Benches
    Fees:
    Free
  • Ozark National Scenic Riverways

    Find Your Trail-A Centennial Challenge

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    June 4-5, 2016. Find your park and find your trail! Help us kick off the Centennial Challenge in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways on National Trails Day®. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Pulltite, Ozark National Scenic Riverways
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    Fishing Rodeo - Oldtown, Md.

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    68th Annual Battie Mixon Fishing Rodeo More

    Time:
    8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Location:
    Oldtown, Md - C&O Canal Lock 70 area
    Fees:
    Free
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    Fishing Rodeo - Williamsport, Md.

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Family Fun Event More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Williamsport, Md. - Cushwa Basin
    Fees:
    Free
  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

    Going to the Dogs with Wilbur and Orville Wright

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Take a hike with your dog at Huffman Prairie Flying Field and learn how important the Wright canines were to the family during an easy hike. More

    Time:
    9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Huffman Prairie Flying Field
    Fees:
    No Fees
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    History Unlocked: Hike with a Ranger!

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    From dinosaur footprints to hidden monuments, World War I tanks to Civil War battle damage, Gettysburg is more than first meets the eye. Join a Park Ranger for an in-depth and unique hike that goes off the beaten path. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Warfield Ridge, Auto Tour Stop 7
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

    Hyde Park Trail End-2-End Trek

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    6th Annual Hyde Park Trail “End2End” Walk / Hike / Fun Run More

    Time:
    8:30 AM
    Location:
    Meet at Vanderbilt Parking Lot
    Fees:
    Free
  • Capitol Reef National Park

    Junior Geologist

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Explore the amazing geology of Capitol Reef in this interactive program More

    Time:
    3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ripple Rock Nature Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Niobrara National Scenic River

    Kids' Activity in the Visitor Center

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Kids are invited to stop by the Niobrara NSR Visitor Center (214 W. Highway 20, Valentine) during normal hours for hands-on activities that will help them explore the Niobrara NSR. More

    Time:
    8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Niobrara National Scenic River Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • "National Park Service: Centennial Cinema Challenge" that will quiz participants on national park cameos in popular movies. More

    Time:
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    Location:
    Phoenix Convention Center
    Fees:
    Phoenix Comicon Membership applies
  • A two mile hike that shows how Rock Creek Park is unique in its resources and serves as a reflection of the National Park Service as a whole More

    Time:
    10:00 AM
    Location:
    Nature Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

    National Trails Day

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Learn about trails in the parks! More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 9:30 PM
    Location:
    Both parks, check back for schedule later
    Fees:
    Free
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

    National Trails Day

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Celebrate National Trails Day with a walk or bike ride along the Missouri River. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Lewis & Clark NHT Headquarters - Omaha, NE
    Fees:
    Free
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    National Trails Day

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Hike Young Hill on National Trails Day! More

    Location:
    English Camp Parking Lot
    Fees:
    Free
  • Buffalo National River

    National Trails Day - Adopt A Trail Event

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Join Buffalo National River and the Ozark Highlands Trail Association as we celebrate National Trails Day! More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
    Location:
    Tyler Bend Pavilion and Amphitheater
    Fees:
    none
  • Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

    National Trails Day Campout & 13-Mile Hike

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    An Anza Trail campout and hike through Henry W Coe State Park in honor of National Trails Day and the National Park Service Centennial. More

    Location:
    Morgan Hill, CA
    Fees:
    Free
  • Tuzigoot National Monument

    National Trails Day Hike

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    The National Park Service would like to invite the public to a free, guided-hike of Tavasci Marsh to celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4, 2016. More

    Time:
    8:00 AM
    Location:
    Tavasci Marsh Trail
    Fees:
    Free
  • Morristown National Historical Park

    National Trails Day History Hike

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Come celebrate National Trails Day at Jockey Hollow! Join a ranger for a guided history hike of the Grand Loop Trail (excluding the section south of Tempe Wick Road). More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Jockey Hollow
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore

    Night at the Museum

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Join park curator John Mitchell for behind the scenes tours of the Cumberland Island National Seashore museum collections. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Location:
    Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Fire Island National Seashore

    On Exhibit: 1916 Life on the Beach

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    View the new exhibit at the lighthouse, celebrating the National Park Service's Centennial. More

    Location:
    Fire Island National Seashore: Fire Island Lighthouse Fresnel Lens Building
  • Fire Island National Seashore

    Pollinator Garden Prep

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Use your green thumbs to help maintain this native plant pollinator garden. The garden is a registered monarch butterfly way-station and needs your help to keep it growing. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Location:
    Fire Island National Seashore Patchogue/Watch Hill Ferry Terminal
    Fees:
    Free
  • Redwood National and State Parks

    Prairie Creek Bike and Hike Day, 2016

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    The Newton B. Drury Parkway will be closed to vehicle traffic all day on Saturday, June 4th, creating a wonderful opportunity for bicyclists and walkers to enjoy the parkway without the noise and congestion of motorized vehicles. More

    Time:
    12:00 AM to 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Newton B.Drury Scenic Parkway
    Fees:
    Free
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    Songs of the Canal Era: 19th Century Musical Diversions at the Historic Great Falls Tavern

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    This 19th century musical ensemble will revive songs featuring life on the canals and waterways of 19th-Century America! More

    Time:
    11:45 AM to 12:45 PM,2:15 PM to 3:00 AM
    Location:
    Great Falls Tavern
    Fees:
    $10 per vehicle at Entrance Station
  • Lowell National Historical Park

    Telling America's Stories: 100 Years

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    The National Park Service turns 100 years old on August 25, 2016! In celebration of the centennial, the Brush Art Gallery and Studios in partnership with Lowell National Historical Park. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    256 Market Street Lowell, MA 01852
    Fees:
    Free
  • Thomas Stone National Historic Site

    The Dream Rocket Project: An Art Show

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Students from two Maryland schools will showcase their art at the park using the theme, "Point of View:Choosing Revolution." More

    Location:
    Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

    The Photography of Wilbur and Orville Wright, 1897-1900

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Witness Orville and Wilbur Wright's life through their camera lens as the photographs of the brothers are publicly displayed. See Dayton, Ohio around the turn of the century as the brothers capture images on glass plates. Going on now through 2016. More

    Location:
    Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center
    Fees:
    No Fees
  • Homestead National Monument of America

    Tractor Relay Across Nebraska

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Join Homestead staff and the tractors that will be traveling as they start their Nebraska Parks Centennial Tour. More

    Time:
    8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Homestead National Monument of America
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

    Turtle Talks on the Beach

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Turtle Talk on the beach More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    'Ai'opio Fishtrap
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Two Wheels Towards History

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Join us a for a bike and learn about the special history of Cane River. More

    Location:
    Magnolia Plantation
    Fees:
    Free
  • Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

    Watershed Art Exhibit

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    This art exhibit by local artists explores questions about sustainability and the artist's role to increase understanding of art and sustainable issues. The visitor center setting for the Watershed Art Exhibit emphasizes the importance of watersheds. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    St. Croix River Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free

Last updated: April 13, 2016