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!

Everglades National Park, Fl

Hit the tropics of the Everglades when the snow puts a damper on your spirit. The dry winter season here means more animals to spot (hello, alligators and manatees!), more ranger programs to attend (think: hikes, bikes and talks) and way less mosquitos than you and the kiddos would find any other time of year. Bienvenido a aventure!


photo: Miguel Vieira via Flickr

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