MEN’S FITNESS—This August 25th marks the 100-year-anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS), which was born when President Woodrow Wilson signed the “Organic Act” to protect the then 35 national parks and monuments across the country. Ten decades later, the NPS has grown to include more than 400 of America’s most beautiful natural wonders, spanning more than 84 million acres in 50 states. It’s easy to #FindYourPark (the NPS’s initiative to encourage people to get out and celebrate the centennial) on just a few tanks of gas. Pack the car, lace up your hiking boots and head for the hills to personally wish a national park near you a happy birthday. If you’re up for traveling a bit further, here are eight great places to explore wilderness at its best.
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