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5 Classic (Age-Appropriate) National Park Adventures for Families

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By Michael Lanza

What national park adventure should we take with our kids? That’s a question I get frequently from parents. It’s a tough one to answer, given all the great choices. But my advice always focuses on the ages of kids, because that’s how I’ve always thought about picking the right trips for my kids. I ask myself: What’s the most fun, safe adventure we can take them on at their ages?

I’ve compiled below five recommendations for absolute, must-do national park trips for families (with links to my story about each for more info and photos), arranged in order from the easiest, for younger kids, to the most challenging, for older, more-experienced kids.

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2 Responses to 5 Classic (Age-Appropriate) National Park Adventures for Families

  1. MichaelALanza   |  June 18, 2015 at 5:26 am

    Thanks for the compliment and for sharing your stories.

  2. C Ed   |  June 18, 2015 at 12:24 am

    Hi Michael,
    As always I love your blog and so much of what you post about camping and hiking with your family. Seeing your posts on my FB or email are truly inspirational and we are doing a cross country trip with our girls right now checking out many parks, visiting with family, and hoping to explore this vast nation coast to coast. I’m trying to keep a blog on it due to friends requests and I thought I’d also share it on here. Thanks.

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