National Parks Birthday Tuesday
The National Parks birthday is Tuesday. The national park service is celebrating their 99th birthday Tuesday August 25, 2015. That day is called Founders Day. Many national parks do charge an admittance fee that will be waived on Founders Day. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is free everyday. This Founders Day on August 25 will be the start of a year-long celebration that is the kickoff to the big Centennial Celebration in 2016! President Woodrow Wilson signed into legislation the creation of the National Park Service 99 years ago on August 25, 1916. Now, 99 years later there are 408 National Parks throughout the United States.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most visited national parks in the United States. Join in on the celebration Tuesday by visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park shared by North Carolina and Tennessee. With so much to do and the weather turning just a tad cooler it would be a great time to explore the park. Ride to Clingmans Dome- the highest point in the park, take a drive though Cades Cove 11 mile loop road and view the wildlife, hike one of the many trails in the park, picnic by the Little River, visit one of the many beautiful waterfalls or go whitewater rafting. The 408 national parks are here for us to enjoy so get out and help celebrate the 99th birthday of the National Park Service.