Although some people might say that there is nothing to do in a national park during the winter, the truth is that these parks offer a lot to outdoor enthusiasts in January as well. In case you would like to attend an event, you should find out about the scheduled activities.
Obed Wild and Scenic River
There is a coffee and climb program at the national park in January. This is an activity during which people can interact with the park rangers. In case you always wanted to try rock climbing, but you never had the courage, this is the time. The park will offer you the gear. You just need the footwear, water, and the enthusiasm to learn a new sport. There will be different climbing areas for the participants to try.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
In case you like snow, this is the place for you to be. You will gain experience regarding snowshoeing and cross country skiing on different terrains and trails. Besides this you can also participate in snowshoe hikes guided by the rangers. This way you can be sure that you will be perfectly safe during the entire trip.
Lava Beds National Monument
For more than a hundred years people have gathered at the national park to marvel at the feathered inhabitants of the park. In order to make the best of the event, you should bring your binoculars, water, lunch, a field guide, sturdy shoes, and warm clothes. You ought to be prepared for spending the entire day outdoors, from dusk to dawn.
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Reserve
If you know a little something about history, you may be aware of the fact that this is the place where the Battle of New Orleans took place. You could meet the British and American troops that fought one of the most significant battles along with the civilians who will do anything to keep the fire burning. People will dress up and use items from the era of the battle to make it all seem real.
Grand Canyon National Park
There are a lot of people who are into art and this national park hosts an event that they shouldn’t miss out on. The event comes with art exhibition and a competition. Each artist has to bring a completed piece of art and they have to create one on site, having the Grand Canyon as their subject.