The National Park Service turns 100 years old today, and even after all these years, America’s parks are still stunningly beautiful.
From now until Aug. 28, you can get into all 412 national parks for free. That’s a lot of nature! You can find your nearest park using their website Find Your Park. Once you go, be sure to use the Chimani app to help plan your trip.
But, if for some reason you can’t physically get out and visit this weekend, you can at least enjoy these Instagram accounts from some of the best national parks in the country. Here are our favorites, ranked in no particular order, chosen for the quality and the beauty of their pictures.
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Join us for a Sunrise Photography Celebration on August 25, 2016, 6:00 am at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center. Celebrate our 100th birthday and the start of our second century by taking advantage of early morning opening hours! Our goal is to post 100 sunrise photos to social media outlets with the hashtag #BNP100Sunrise. Photo: yelitza sepulveda #biscaynenationalpark #miami #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #photography #sunrise #centennial #newbegginings #fotografia #nationalpark
If the cold Alaskan mountains and lakes aren’t your thing, perhaps you’ll go for Florida’s Biscayne National Park. Located near Miami, Biscayne boasts a landscape of turquoise waters and lush, green islands. Follow their Instagram for stunning sunsets and maybe a fish or two.
5) Hawaii Volcanoes
Hawaii. Volcanoes. Do you need more than that? OK. How about birds, whales, flowers, and Hawaii history and culture? This Instagram has it all! Follow to learn exciting things about active volcanoes and the habitats that form around them.
Good grief is this place stunning. The only verified National Park Service Instagram account we found, Glacier totally knows what it’s doing on social media. The Montana park has moose, mountains, and a little bit of magic, apparently. We couldn’t stop scrolling through this park’s incredible Instagram.
Believe it or not, Ohio isn’t just one giant corn field. It actually has a national park with a pretty solid Insta-game. The park is also home to a scenic railroad, which is featured prominently on their Instagram.
Happy birthday, National Parks Service. Here’s to another 100 years.