Outdoor recreation is an economic powerhouse in the United States adding billions of dollars into our economy (Jobs, Gear, Vehicles, Accessories, Fees and Taxes). In short, outdoor recreation is a growing and diverse economic super sector that is a vital cornerstone of successful communities that cannot be ignored. Most importantly, outdoor recreation is no longer a “nice to have,” it is now a “must have” as leaders across the country recognize the undeniable economic, social and health benefits of outdoor recreation.
Whether in a tent, an RV or the Marriott, it’s time to explore our great nation. It’s fascinating that every single state has so many interesting places to visit. Whether from a historical perspective, a natural wonder, a scenic environment, hosting a unique event or just because you’ve never been there before. If you were to ask people to tell you all the places they want to travel from their “bucket list” they immediately jump to Europe, Asia or New Zealand. It doesn’t matter whether it’s across the country or a staycation in your own backyard, if you’ve never seen Mount Rushmore in South Dakota; Arches National Park in Utah; Alligator Alley on 75 in South Florida, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville TN; Annapolis, Maryland; The Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC; Oregon Caves National Monument; Death Valley, CA; or the thousands of amazing places we get to call home, it’s time to pack your bags and go!
Support Our Parks
City, State and National Parks need our help. If you dig being outdoors with friends and family to enjoy the marvels of these awesome environments then it’s important that every one of us ensures that these treasured locations remain open. Whether through funding, advocacy, volunteering with clean-up or maintenance efforts, or just making sure you are vigilant about leaving no trace after you’re gone, it all matters. It matters to our generation and the next.