Introduction to Outdoor Trips
One way to get exercise is to take advantage of the many parks across the country. There are national parks, state parks and local parks, each with something different to offer.
The National Park System is comprised of 378 areas covering more than 83 million acres in 49 states, the District of Columbia and all territories. These areas, combined with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Fish and Wildlife Services, Bureau of Land Management , and all state parks provide more than 400 million acres to visit and enjoy. All these sites have much to offer and are great places to discover the benefits of outdoor recreation.
To make your trip a truly enjoyable leisure experience, it is important to gather some information. If you have access to the Internet, this can provide a good place to begin. For example, the National Park Service has a Web page for each of its sites. Other agencies also provide this service, including national forests, national wilderness areas and state parks.