Let’s Go! June Is Great Outdoors Month!

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For most of the country, summer means swimming, hiking, biking, and just spending more time outdoors; however, many of the nation's leading outdoor organizations have banded together to encourage more people to participate in more outdoor activities in what is known as Great Outdoors Month! Founded as Great Outdoors Week in 1998 by President Clinton, … Continue reading Let’s Go! June Is Great Outdoors Month!

Why Every Day Should Be Kids In A Park Day

Saturday May 21, 2016 is Kids To Parks Day, an annual event hosted by the National Park Trust in partnership with the National Park Service, National Parks Conservational Association, and numerous local and regional organizations around the country. The event encourages children and families to get outdoors and play in their local parks, whether it … Continue reading Why Every Day Should Be Kids In A Park Day

What To Know About Visiting Death Valley National Park

Chimani Ambassador Post: Kim Howard on Death Valley National Park. Follow Kim on WordPress, Instagram, and Twitter. —– When you think of Death Valley most people think of sand, heat, and did I mention heat?... Death Valley, despite its name, is full of life. This 140-mile basin is full of major wildflower blooms, ghost towns, historical mining artifacts, resorts, and … Continue reading What To Know About Visiting Death Valley National Park

5 National Parks That Are Rocking Earth Day!

Tis the season to be enjoying the great outdoors. With Earth Day falling within National Park Week, the stars have aligned to get out into nature. The national parks have made it easy to get involved, here are five parks that have big things happening for Earth Day 2016: Acadia National Park: Join friends, family, neighbors, and … Continue reading 5 National Parks That Are Rocking Earth Day!

What To Do When Visiting Great Basin National Park

Chimani Ambassador Post: Kim Howard on Great Basin National Park. Follow Kim on WordPress, Instagram, and Twitter. —– Great Basin National Park was established October 27, 1986, and is located in White Pine County in east-central Nevada, near the Utah border. It is about a 4.5-hour drive north of Las Vegas, but well worth the drive. The scenic route … Continue reading What To Do When Visiting Great Basin National Park

Top 10 Reasons Why Teddy Roosevelt is Your New Favorite Park

It's National Park Week, and Chimani sought help from its team of ambassadors to photograph, video, and write about what they love about their favorite national park. Below is from Callie Klinkmueller on Teddy Roosevelt National Park. Follow Callie on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. —– 1. Wind Canyon A beautiful short hike that offers one of the best … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons Why Teddy Roosevelt is Your New Favorite Park

59 Unique Experiences You Can Have in the National Parks

What’s the best way to celebrate summer? Visiting a national park, of course! And it’s especially true in this, the National Park Service’s Centennial year. There are million fun things to do once you get to the park, but if you’re looking to do something a little different than the usual hiking and camping, we’ve … Continue reading 59 Unique Experiences You Can Have in the National Parks

Five National Parks You Can Have To Yourself During National Park Week

In the National Park Service’s annual park ranking report of recreational visitors for 2015, the agency identified how each of the 409 national park system units ranked in order of visitation. At the top of the list were perennial favorites like Great Smoky Mountains and Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as iconic parks like … Continue reading Five National Parks You Can Have To Yourself During National Park Week

Planning Ahead For National Park Week

As National Park Week approaches, April 16 to 24, 2016, the National Park Service is gearing up for the unofficial kickoff to its Centennial celebration. What’s hailed as America's largest celebration of national heritage, National Park Week is all about connecting with your community, discovering and exploring America’s amazing outdoor places, and enjoying time with … Continue reading Planning Ahead For National Park Week

Visiting South Florida’s 3 National Parks, by Land and Sea

Three National Parks in 5 days? It sounds like something you can only do in Utah (home to the "Mighty 5" of Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion). But as Chimani co-founder and CEO Kerry Gallivan discovered this week, South Florida also has three parks that you can easily visit in one grand loop, … Continue reading Visiting South Florida’s 3 National Parks, by Land and Sea