Finding fun and cheap things to do with your kids can be hard sometimes. Here's a way to have some quality time with the kids, for FREE, all year long.

 

National Park Service

 

Getting outside with the kids is an important and fun thing to do, and now it's FREE! President Barack Obama along with the National Park Service has announced now thru August 31, 2016 children in 4th Grade and their family get into all National Parks for free. They are calling the initiative 'Every Kid in a Park'.

This initiative is to get kids out into the land that is theirs and ours. To get families together to explore, and create an adventure. Either in your home state, or out of state. This pass gets you and your 4th grader into Parks country wide. Plan a trip, pack your bags, and get out there this year!

 

Arcadia National Park

 

Before going, be sure to visit everykidinapark.com. There are just a few simple rules to follow. You'll need to print out a pass, and find the park you want visit. This website also allows your 4th grader to document his/her trip. You can also find the park near you!

In Maine:

  • Acadia National Park
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Roosevelt Campobello International Park
  • Saint Croix Island International Historic Site

New Hampshire:

  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Lamprey Wild and Scenic River
  • Saint-Guadens National Historic Site