2021 will see the following days where entry is free:
January 18th – Martin Luther King’s birthday
April 17th – First day of National Park Week
August 4th – One year anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
September 25th – National Public Lands Day
November 11th – Veterans Day.
See the press release here.
Per the Governor’s order.
I’m sure there are more. At this time, it’s best to stay home.
Attention New Jersey hikers, and those hikers from the surrounding areas headed to the Delaware Water Gap:
News broke today of a fire on Mt. Tammany in the Delaware Water Gap. Numerous sources have plenty of information:
Lehigh Valley Online
The Daily Record
At this time I did not see anything on the Worthington State Forrest page, nor did I see anything on the Delaware Water Gap National Park page.
It is reported that the fire was contained this afternoon. Trails to the summit have been reported as closed, though sites are reporting that the Appalachian Trail remained open.
I was checking the National Parks Service page on Free Days and I see that on Monday, November 11, 2019, Veterans Day, National Parks will be free.
Those of you with National Parks near by will be able to take advantage of free trails for the day.
Here in New Jersey, we have the following National Parks:
- The Appalachian Trail (multiple states)
- Crossroads of the American Revolution
- The Delaware Water Gap
- Ellis Island
- Gateway National Recreation Area (Sandy Hook, in New Jersey)
- Great Egg Harbor
- Lower Delaware
- Morristown National Historic Park
- New Jersey Pinelands
- Patterson Falls
- Thomas Edison National Historic Park
- Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (multiple states)
There are many miles of trails to walk and lots of history to absorb.