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!

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hi

Two active volcanoes make a trip to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park twice the fun. Watching your preschooler giggle at their sulfur “burps?” Even better. There’s plenty of hiking, camping and biking to keep the fam busy on the mountain. And when your little wanderers wilderness quota is met, be sure to drive along Chain of Craters Road to explore the hot spots. After checking out the stunning overlooks, awesome arches and prehistoric petroglyphs your Little will be overflowing with excitement.


photo: Hawai’i Volcanoes 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