Summer vacations have come to an end, but that doesn’t mean all work and no play. With cooler weather, beautiful scenery and an array of local festivals, fall is the perfect time of year for weekend getaways close to home. For travel ideas, activity suggestions and trip planning, visit www.Recreation.gov. A partnership of 12 federal agencies, including the Forest Service, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Archives, Recreation.gov offers advance reservations at 2,500 federal areas for more than 60,000 facilities and activities.
The website’s interactive maps and searchable database make it easy to discover parks, forests, lakes, museums and other recreation opportunities close to home. The website also features volunteer opportunities, contests and lotteries for special events, such as the White House Easter Egg Roll and the National Christmas Tree Lighting.
Get inspired to get outdoors and explore your local attractions. From day hikes to car camping, historical exhibits to fishing, Recreation.gov has lots of ideas for sparking your spirit of adventure.