Celebrating Independence Day Outdoors

Yesterday, I had the privilege of celebrating Independence Day by watching fireworks over the Washington Monument from the National Mall in DC.

I know that many other Americans also flocked to National Monuments and National Parks to commemorate America’s birthday.


In late June, The Wilderness Society encouraged people to get outdoors, recreate, and enjoy the lands that belong to all Americans this Fourth of July. It even provided a sampling of treasured places—some with historical ties to Independence Day—to celebrate our country’s freedom. They included Colorado National Monument, Devils Tower National Monument, Gold Butte, and Mule Cannon Wilderness Study Area.

“People might not realize that there are a lot of historical events that have taken place on public lands across the country,” said Nada Culver, director of The Wilderness Society’s BLM Action Center. “These are spectacular places that belong to all of us, and we hope that many families will make their own memories on these lands and develop stories that can be told for generations to come.”

Where did you celebrate the Fourth of July? If you didn’t make it to a national scenic attraction, why wait for a holiday as an excuse to go? Take your next vacation or weekend getaway to one of America’s public landscapes and tell us about your experience!

-Margaret

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    Krisinda said,

    What a great picture! I can’t think of a more patriotic place to watch fireworks on the 4th of July!


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