Did you know that if you have a 4th grader, she/he is entitled to a free park pass that will get you into national parks all over the country? We planned a bunch of trips (some of which are free and we don’t need a pass and some that have paid entrances) when my oldest was in 4th grade.
Here’s an article that features a road trip itinerary to cover some great parks.
Here are some of the places we have been:
- Great Falls (both the MD and the VA sides)
- Philadelphia (There are a number of National Parks)
- Statue of Liberty (This is a national park, but you have to pay a vendor to get there)
- Harper’s Ferry
- Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
- Mojave National Forest
- National Arboretum
- Wolf Trap
- Fort McHenry