There’s so much going on for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in his hometown, Atlanta! One of the many things you could do is visit one of Georgia’s stunning National Parks. To honor the birthday of Martin Luther King, National Park Service sites will waive entrance fees for everyone on Monday, January 16, 2023, as the first fee free day for our National Parks of the year.
With more free days scheduled, you can visit any of the United States’ 400+ National Parks free-of-charge. This is a perfect time to head out of state for a day trip of natural beauty. Or you coule pay a visit to some of the gorgeous offerings in Georgia.
Explore the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park or the Freedom Riders National Monument in Anniston, AL. Check out the epic Appalachian trail, or the take a trip to Cumberland Island.
You could even explore the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park for a more appropriate MLK Day, or head out of the city to reconnect with nature. Whatever you decide, there are so many more spectacular options here in Georgia, or make the most of this unique free-option and head out-of-state. Check out our recent round-up of our favorite parks in our Peach State.
Commemorated on the third Monday of January every year, it is also a time when hundreds of volunteers participate in service projects at parks across the country. MLK Day of Service is a defining moment in volunteer work, as Americans across the country step up to make communities more equitable and take action to build the Beloved Community of Dr. King’s dream
To find out more about Atlanta’s volunteering opportunities, check out our recent round-up of things to do over MLK Day weekend.
All of the dates of fee-free days available at our National Parks are on January 16 for the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr, April 16 for the first day of National Park Week, August 4 for the anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act, September 24 for National Public Lands Day, and on November 11 for Veterans Day.
Find out every single National Park in Georgia by clicking this link. There’s an incredible mix of historical sites, natural wonders, and that gorgeous Georgia beauty.
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