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!

Acadia National Park, Me

The folks at Acadia National Park love winter so much they’re throwing a party to celebrate it. For 10 days from late Feb. through early Mar., families can frolick and play with toboggan races, snowmen building contests, ice skating, workshops and more. But if you can’t make it for the bash, you and your sidekick can still rejoice in Acadia’s winter activities before the snow thaws. Here, you’ll find 45-miles of snowshoe and cross-country skiing terrain to travel, 27-miles of snowmobile-worthy roads and frozen lakes full of fish waiting to be caught on an ice fishing outing.


photo: Acadia 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