For that kid who is lucky enough to spend family vacations in America’s national parks, this small leather-bound volume will certainly get years of good use and may even become an heirloom.
Small enough to fit in a backpack, it contains an alphabetical listing of all the parks, complete with practical and historical write-ups plus a rock solid collection of maps. And, like all good travel journals, it has plenty of blank space to record details of each visit.
There’s something extremely motivating about checking off as many parks as you can, collecting them like badges of honor, that may add some extra excitement to this uniquely American tradition.
Available here and other online sources but we found ours in the gift shop at Acadia National Park; as an extra bonus, the park name is elegantly stamped on the front. I would think other parks would follow suit.
Acadia was our first national park as a family but it’s my personal favorite overall. How about you and your family?