Forget hiking through wildflowers or exploring ocean shores. When it comes to outdoor expeditions, your sidekick prefers sledding, snowshoeing, and wandering desert dunes. This winter, find your land of adventure at a National Park during the Park Service’s 100th year. Flip through our faves to find yours!

Voyageurs National Park, Mn

When Minnesota’s magnificent lakes freeze over, they turn into icy roadways you and the fam can travel… by snowmobile! 110-miles worth of long icy stretches will take you where you need to go in Voyageurs. And hopefully one will lead your clan to the new Sphunge Island-Kabetogama Lake sledding hill, where they’ve set up a smaller sledding hill near the bottom for the babes, and a steeper one up top for more adventurous sibs or mom and dad.


photo: Voyageurs National Park’s Facebook

Psst…if you can’t make it to a National Park this winter, no problem. Watching National Parks Adventure on your local museum’s IMAX screen should do the trick. It’s a virtual visit you won’t soon forget!

Do you have a favorite National Park to visit in winter? Tell us about it in a Comment. 

—Allison Sutcliffe