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Letter: Get outdoors and explore

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
    | Opinion
  • Updated: July 4, 2018
  • Published July 4, 2018

July is Parks and Recreation Month. Alaska, with the largest, wildest, and most beautiful state parks in the country, is the perfect place to celebrate the great outdoors.

Our more than 120 state parks are available to visitors and residents alike. Parks serve diverse user groups, from day hikers to wilderness enthusiasts, hunters and photographers. They celebrate our state's history, are the "back yard" for our most populous communities and are the entryway to rural adventure. From Kachemak Bay, Wood Tikchik, Totem Bight, Big Delta, Independence Mine, and Chugach state parks to the marine parks in Prince William Sound and Resurrection Bay, Alaska's state park system celebrates the very best of our state's history and outdoor recreation opportunities.

Let's celebrate Parks and Recreation Month by getting outdoors and visiting one of our state parks. There is so much to experience in our great outdoors. It's waiting for you.
— Sarah Leonard
President/CEO, Alaska Travel Industry Assoc.

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