free national park days

A visit to one of our country’s beautiful national parks is always a great idea. From the scenic Acadia National Park to the historic Adams National Park, there are numerous national parks, federal recreational lands, and national historical sites in the New England area that are worth a visit. And for a few select days throughout the year, you can check out all of the country’s national parks for free.

The National Parks Service offers an awesome 5 free days of admission of entry to its parks in 2020. On these days, you can skip the admission fees that can be as much as $35 a vehicle at some national parks. This is a great opportunity to spend one of the holidays at its parks and support conservation efforts all at the same time!

Go out and explore the scenic terrain and views in some of the amazing national parks in New England and beyond on these special free entry days below.


Free Admission Days to National Parks In 2020


Monday, January 20: Martin Luther King Day
Saturday, April 18: 1st Day of National Park Week (the start of a full week celebrating our national parks)
Tuesday, August 25: National Park Service Birthday
Saturday, September 26: National Public Lands Day
Wednesday, November 11: Veterans Day

*Fees may still apply for campers planning to stay onsite.


National Parks In Massachusetts

Looking for something to do on the weekend? There are numerous national parks that are just a short drive away!

Adams National Historical Park
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park
Boston African American National Historic Site
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
Cape Cod National Seashore
Essex National Heritage Area
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site
Lowell National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
New England National Scenic Trail
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor
Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail


Other Ways to Visit National Parks on the Cheap

Planning to visit a national park but can’t make it on a free admission day? There are still ways you can save on your trip!

Click here to get a discount on your ticket to a national park in Massachusetts if you’re a senior citizen, military member, disabled person, or family of a fourth-grade student.

Additionally, if you plan on visiting multiple national parks this year, you may want to consider investing in the America the Beatuiful pass for $80, giving you unlimited free entry to national parks for one full year.

Visiting a national park helps contribute to conservation efforts and supports the National Parks Service. It’s also just a great chance to experience some of the natural beauty at the gorgeous parks across the country.

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